Let’s begin with who is a permanent resident status. A permanent resident is a person who is not an ordinary citizen of that country, in our case, Canada but can reside in that country permanently and will not encounter any intervention either by the state or by the ordinary populace. At the same time, a permanent resident does not enjoy every right that an ordinary citizen of Canada does. For instance, he cannot vote or run for political offices or work jobs requiring a high-security clearance. However, as a permanent resident, you are entitled to all the social benefits that Canadians ordinarily get. You are protected under the laws of Canada and can live, work or study anywhere in the country. Additionally, given you meet certain requirements, you can even apply for citizenship. Here we outline the structure of the Canadian visas and the permanent resident status.