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A Canadian Permanent Residence visa grants permission to the holder to live and work lawfully anywhere in Canada. In addition, this type of visa provides for access to many of Canada's social programs including heath care.
The processing times vary depending on the location of the visa post, processing time may take as little as 6 months to as much as 3 years.
To date, only the province of Quebec has its own immigration policies, selection criteria and procedures.
The only way in which your children age nineteen and over can accompany you to Canada is if they have been continuously enrolled in a full-time program of education since their nineteenth birthday and have been and continue to be financially dependent upon you.
Yes, as long as your dependents arrive in Canada before the expiration date indicated on your visa.
No, regardless of your circumstances.
You must reside in Canada for a minimum of 2 years in any consecutive 5 year period.
You may apply for Canadian citizenship after you have been a permanent resident of Canada for 3 years or less in some circumstances.
No, Canada recognizes dual-citizenship. You may be able to retain the citizenship of your homeland. You should check with your homeland to determine whether dual citizenship is recognized there.
Yes, you and any dependant will be required to pass a medical examination by a physician designated by the Canadian Government for prospective landed immigrants as well as some applicants for temporary status. The proposed new legislation may admit dependants with health difficulties.