Canada Permanent Residence
A Canadian Permanent Resident is someone who can lawfully live in Canada but is not a native Canadian citizen. A permanent resident is someone who has been granted permanent resident status after moving to Canada but is not a citizen of Canada. Permanent residents are foreign nationals. A temporary resident in Canada, such as a student or foreign worker, is not a permanent resident.
Resettled refugees from other countries become permanent residents via the Government-Assisted Refugee Program or the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program. When a person files a refugee claim in Canada, they do not become a permanent resident. To become one, their claim must first be approved by the Immigration and Refugee Board. Then they must apply for and get permanent residence status.