Permit Holder Class: from TRP to PR
If you have already read my article on Temporary Resident Permit, you know that some TRP holders could immigrate. Of course, to become a member of the Permit Holder Class, you need more than a TRP. I explain the TRP to PR pathway under the Permit Holder Class in this article.
- Break in the continuity
- Residency requirements
- PR pathway for the Permit Holder Class
- Application for family members
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In this article, I assume you are familiar with the concept of TRP. However, if you are not, then click here for more information. Nonetheless, if you are facing issues contact us.
Who is a member of the Permit Holder Class?
You are a member of the Permit Holder Class if you meet all the following requirements:
- You have continuously resided in Canada for at least three to five years. However, the duration of stay depends on the reason for the TRP application.
- Your TRP is currently valid. Of course, you have also held a TRP for the qualifying period.
- You are not facing any inadmissibility issues. Nonetheless, the original inadmissibility that was the reason for the TRP application does not matter.
- You are not facing any ineligibility issues.
Who is ineligible for the Permit Holder Class?
A person who does not meet the first three qualifications I mentioned earlier is not a member of the Permit Holder Class. Moreover, the following issues make you ineligible.
- The inadmissibility to Canada is because of one of the following reasons:
- Security under section 34 of IRPA
- Human or international rights violations under section 35 of IRPA
- Serious criminality under subsection 36(1) of IRPA
- Organized criminality under section 37 of IRPA
- There is a break in the continuity of the TRP. However, read the next section for more information.
Break in the continuity
The maximum duration of a TRP is three years. Also, most TRPs do not allow you re-entry. Consequently, you could become a Permit Holder Class member if you remain in Canada continuously and renew the TRP before expiry.
If your TRP allows re-entry, you may leave Canada and re-enter. However, the duration of absentees must remain short. Unfortunately, it is at an officer’s discretion to identify the effect of absences on your PR application. Therefore, it is in your best interest not to leave Canada, even if you have permission for re-entry.
The following table explains residency requirements. However, you must consider other criteria as well.
|Minimum three years of continuous residency||Minimum five years of ongoing residency|
PR pathway for the Permit Holder Class
If you are a member of the Permit Holder Class, you may apply for permanent residence. However, if you live in Quebec, you need to get approval from the MIDI first. Regardless, the immigration process includes the following steps:
- Fill out all the necessary forms. Of course, the current forms include the following:
- Collect all necessary documents based on the document checklist. However, make sure to include extra documents to support your application. Consult your representative for more information.
- Pay the government fees. All the fees are subject to change. Nonetheless, they currently are the following:
- Processing fee: $325
- Right of permanent residence fee: $500
- Biometrics fee: $85
- Mail the application to the following address. However, if you have a representative, they may submit it online.
Case Processing Centre in Edmonton
Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada
c/o General, Station 005
9700 Jasper Avenue NW, Suite 55
Edmonton, AB T5J 4C3
Keep in mind the list of forms and documents could change at any point in time. Moreover, IRCC may even change the application procedure. Therefore, double-check everything on their website.
Application for family members
The Permit Holder Class excludes concurrent applications for dependent family members. Therefore, you must take one of the following routes for family members.
- Option 1: Your family member holds a TRP. Thus, they may apply separately as the principal applicant of a separate Permit Holder Class application.
- Option 2: They are not members of the Permit Holder Class. Consequently, you may sponsor them to Canada after becoming a permanent resident.
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Ashton College Instructor – Immigration Consulting
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