Canadian Landed Immigrant status requires a person to live in Canada for a certain number of years and obtain a Canadian Permanent Resident Card. Permanent residents cannot vote or run for political office. As a permanent resident, you must pay taxes and respect all Canadian laws at the federal, provincial, and municipal levels.
You have the right to:
- Get most social benefits that Canadian citizens receive, including health care coverage;
- Live, work, or study anywhere in Canada;
- Apply for Canadian citizenship; and,
- Protection under Canadian law and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
For detailed, timely, and specific information for your situation, please visit the Permanent Resident Program.