Canadian Permanent Residency

What Happens After Your Permanent Residency has been Granted?

What Happens After Your Permanent Residency has been Granted?


When your PR Visa application is finally granted you’ll receive


  • Confirmation of Permanent Residence (CoPR)
  • Permanent resident visa (if you’re from a country that requires a visa)


Your CoPR will have information about who you are, as well as your photograph.


Check to make sure your information is correct. It should be the same as the information on your passport. If there is a mistake on your CoPR, contact immigration directly via your digital account.


It is important to note the CoPR cannot be extended, so you should make sure to travel to Canada and pass through Immigration use it before it expires.


A CoPR is usually valid for up to one year and is tied to the expiry of your medical exam, visa, and passport. Normally, newcomers to Canada need to use their CoPR before it expires.


If you’re outside Canada when your PR visa is granted, there are many things that can be done to prepare for your new life. One of the best ways is making full use of the many free pre-arrival services which help people find out more information on living and working in their new country:


Click here to see Canada’s Arrival Services


Remember that you need to use the ArriveCAN system 72 hours before you leave your home country and arrive in Canada. ArriveCAN is an app that must be downloaded to your device and where you must input your travel and arrival details, as well as your CoPR details. If you don’t use ArriveCAN you may be denied entry to Canada.



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Dr. Montague John (PhD), is one of the World’s leading Canadian Immigration experts. Affectionately known as “Monty” he established more than 25 years ago and it has grown to be one of the most reliable sources of Canada Immigration information.

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