Permanent Residence is an immigration status granted to foreign nationals on which they can enjoy the right to live in Canada permanently. Permanent Residence have access to study, work and access to social benefits. It is not a citizenship, but confers similar rights on the individuals other than the right to vote and to hold a Canadian passport. Also, a permanent resident may ultimately apply for citizenship after physically spending a certain amount of time in Canada. It is pertinent to mention that if an individual fails to comply with the conditions of permanent residence in Canada; they may lose their Permanent Residence Status.
The Canadian Government provides status for permanent residence in different immigration categories.