Permit Holder Class

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Permanent Residence under the Permit Holder Class

 
A permit holder is someone who holds a valid temporary resident permit (formerly called a Minister’s permit).

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This application is for persons who are in Canada on a valid temporary resident permit and wish to apply for permanent residence. Applicants must have lived continuously in Canada as permit holders for a minimum of three to five years (depending on the reason the applicant is inadmissible to Canada under the Act) before they are eligible to apply for permanent residence.

Who may apply?

You may apply for permanent residence under the permit holder class if:

  • You were considered inadmissible to Canada because of health issues, and

    • You have a valid temporary resident permit,

    • You have resided continuously in Canada as a permit holder for at least three (3) years,

    • You continue to be inadmissible for those health issues, and

    • You are not inadmissible for any other reason.

  • You are inadmissible because you came to Canada with a family member who is inadmissible because of health issues, and

    • You or your family members have not become inadmissible for other reasons since you were issued the temporary resident permit(s).

  • You were deemed inadmissible to Canada for other reasons, and

    • The reason for inadmissibility is not because of security reasons, human rights violations, serious criminality or organized crime,

    • You have a valid temporary resident permit,

    • You have resided continuously in Canada as a permit holder for at least five (5) years,

    • You continue to be inadmissible for the same reasons that existed when your temporary resident permit was issued, and

    • You or your family members have not become inadmissible on any other grounds since the issue of your temporary resident permit(s).