A permanent resident is a person who has been given the right to live and work in Canada indefinitely. They have been given permanent resident status by the government of Canada. A permanent resident is usually a citizen of another country as well. Permanent residents are not Canadian citizens.

Permanent resident card

Permanent residents get a card known as a PR card. You need this card to show your legal status in Canada, to access certain government services and to travel outside of Canada. Learn about how to get a permanent resident card.

Permanent resident travel document

If you need to travel outside of Canada and do not have a current PR card, you can apply for a permanent resident travel document.

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