A permanent resident status can be obtained by applying under many different immigration categories including:
- Family Class
The family class category includes sponsorship of spouse, common-law partner, parents, dependent children and other family members for permanent residency of Canada.
- Economic Class
The economic class category includes Indian nationals applying for permanent residency in Canada with an emphasis on employment or investor status.
- Refugee Claims for Permanent Residency
Refugee claims includes people who have applied for permanent residency under compassionate and humanitarian grounds. Asylum seekers are included here as well.
- Express Entry Program
Express Entry Program includes a variety of streams under which permanent residency can be applied like a federal skilled worker, federal skilled trade and Canadian experience class.