The immigration policy of Canada works towards maximizing the economic and social benefits of migration to Canada by achieving annual immigration targets; reuniting immigrant family members; selecting business immigrants and other immigrants capable of adapting to the Canadian lab our market; admitting visitors and foreign students who stimulate the demand for goods and services; and admitting temporary workers who fill skills gaps in the Canadian lab our market and who transfer occupational skills to Canadian workers.
The introduction of Express Entry on January 1, 2015, underlines the Canada Government’s commitment to ensuring the immigration system supports a strong and prosperous Canada. This new approach to managing and processing applications in Canada’s economic immigration programs enables Canada to select immigrants based on the skills and attributes the country needs, and on criteria linked to immigrants’ economic success.
Permanent resident is someone who has been given permanent resident status by immigrating to Canada, but is not a Canadian citizen. Permanent residents are citizens of other countries.
A person in Canada temporarily, like a student or foreign worker, is not a permanent resident.