Applying for Permanent Residency
ISS doesn’t answer questions related to permanent residence matters via email. We recommend you book a one-on-one permanent residence advising appointment.
No, you don’t need to hire a representative.
IRCC states applicants can apply on their own or with the help of a representative, such as a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant or lawyer. Before you hire an immigration consultant or lawyer, you’re advised to learn more about representatives and how to choose an immigration representative.
Yes, a spouse or common-law partner and children can be included with the principal applicant’s permanent residence application.
Yes, permanent residents of Canada are required to maintain their status by living in Canada for 730 days in a five-year period. PR status may be lost if residency requirements are not met.
No, you can’t. To apply for Canadian citizenship, you must be a Permanent Resident of Canada and meet certain conditions such as residency requirements, language skills and income tax filing. To learn more on Canadian citizenship visit Canadian citizenship - Canada.ca.