Permanent residents (PRs) must have a valid PR card or permanent resident travel document (PRTD) to return to Canada by plane, train, bus or boat. Without one, you may not be able to board.

Your PR card needs to be valid when you show it. If your card expires, you will have to apply for a new one. You are still a permanent resident if your card expires

Contact us if it is time for your to renew your PR-Card.


To be eligible to become a Canadian citizen, you must meet all conditions, including:

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Multiple Entry Tourist Visa

A temporary resident visa (TRV) is an official counterfoil document issued by a visa office that is placed in a person’s passport to show that they have met the requirements for admission to Canada as a temporary resident.

Holding a TRV does not guarantee entry to Canada. The admission of foreign nationals into Canada as temporary residents is a privilege, not a right.

Here in Kohanbaba Immigration Services, we are helping our clients to get Canada`s Multiple Entry Visa.


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Super visa

The Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship and the Minister of Public Safety issued Ministerial Instructions concerning the parents and grandparents extended stay temporary resident visa (TRV) (super visa) and the authorized period of extended stay.

These Ministerial Instructions were issued in accordance with the ministerial authority found in subsection 15(4) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) and direct officers to consider issuing to eligible parents and grandparents a multiple-entry TRV for up to 10 years, with the status period extending for up to two years upon their initial stay, and to consider authorizing periods of stay for eligible visa-exempt applicants who require an electronic travel authorization (eTA). While the initial authorized period of extended stay is for up to two years, applicants are assessed as regular visitors for any additional applications for extension.

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Study Permit

Most foreign nationals need a study permit to study in Canada. You must apply before you travel and make sure you have all the documents we need before you apply.

The study permit is a document we issue that allows foreign nationals to study at designated learning institutions (DLI) in Canada.

While studying in Canada under a study permit you must:

  • always be enrolled at a DLI
  • make progress towards completing your program
  • respect any conditions listed on your study permit
  • stop studying if you no longer meet the requirements and
  • leave Canada when your permit expires

Depending on your case, there may be conditions on your study permit such as:

  • the level of studies you can attend
  • if you are allowed to work in Canada
  • if you can’t travel within Canada
  • the date you must stop studying

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Express Entry

Express Entry is an immigration system which selects skilled workers to Canada under Federal Economic programs.

Applicants submit an online profile to the Express Entry Pool.  Canadian employers and provincial governments across Canada access the best candidates who are invited by the Federal government to apply for Canadian permanent residence.

Kohanbaba Immigration offices, has submitted  several successful of Express Entry Application.

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Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP)

Alberta is one of Canada’s most economically and socially dynamic provinces.

Located in Western Canada, Alberta has a rapidly growing economy based in large part on its vast natural resources. Home to two of Canada’s largest cities, Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta is the most populous of the country’s three ‘Prairie provinces’. It is also renowned as one of the most beautiful parts of North America, with famous national parks such as Banff and Jasper.

The AINP is Alberta’s Provincial Nominee Program. Through this program, prospective immigrants with the skills and experience targeted by the province may receive an Alberta Provincial Nomination Certificate, which will speed up the overall immigration process.

The AINP consists of three main immigration streams:

  • Strategic Recruitment Stream
  • Employer-Driven Stream
  • Self-Employed Farmer Stream
  • Alberta Opportunity Stream (opens early 2018)
  • Alberta Express Entry Stream (opens early 2018)

Strategic Recruitment Stream

This stream allows individuals to apply to the AINP without employer support. It consists of three different categories:

  • Compulsory and Optional Trades Category – Tradespersons who hold either an Alberta Qualification Certificate or a Recognized Trade Certificate may be eligible under this category. Individuals must be residing in Alberta on a valid work permit at the time of application and work in a compulsory or optional trade.
  • Engineering Occupations Category – This category was designed for engineers, designers and drafters with Alberta work experience. Applicants must work in one of the designated occupations.
  • Post Graduate Worker Category – Individuals who have graduated from a recognized post-secondary institution in Alberta, and who are currently working in Alberta in an eligible occupation on a Post-Graduation Work Permit, may be eligible for this program.

Employer-Driven Stream

This stream allows employers to nominate workers to the AINP for Canadian immigration. In this way, applicants have the comfort of knowing that their job prospects are bright after becoming permanent residents, and employers can more easily retain the workers they need. This stream consists of three sub-categories:

  • Skilled Worker Category – For individuals with a permanent, full-time job offer in an eligible skilled occupation. Individuals are not required to be working in Alberta at the time of application.
  • International Graduate Category – For individuals who have graduated from a recognized post-secondary institution in Canada, hold a valid Post-Graduation Work Permit, and have received a permanent, full-time job offer from an Alberta employer.
  • Semi-Skilled Worker Category – For temporary foreign workers who have received a permanent, full-time job offer from an Alberta employer in an eligible semi-skilled occupation.

Self-Employed Farmer Stream

This stream allows individuals with the farming experience and personal funds to purchase and develop a farm in Alberta and apply for permanent residence. Successful applicants are farm owners/operators who plan to live in Alberta in order to purchase and manage their farming business.

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Quebec Immigrant Investor

The Quebec government continues to promote the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program. The three primary conditions to be eligible under the program are:

Demonstrate a personal net worth of at least $1.6 million legally acquired through conducting business or holding a high-level management position in a private company, government or NGO.
a) Having owned and operated a business for two years in the previous five years, OR
b) Having held a high level management position for two years in the previous five years in a private company, government or NGO.
Invest $800,000 in a passive government guaranteed investment for a period of five years and receive no interest. Applicants may finance their investment and liquidate only $180,000 to $220,000 into a government approved financing program for five years and receive no return of capital.
Every year, the government places numerical and territorial quotas on applications.


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Quebec Immigrant Entrepreneur Program

The Quebec Immigrant Entrepreneur Program aims to recruit individuals who have the skills and experience to operate a business in the province. The primary conditions to apply are:

Demonstrate a legally acquired personal net worth of at least $300,000.
Demonstrate significant ownership and day to day senior management of a successful business for two years in the previous five years.
Commit to investing a minimum of $100,000 in establishing, purchasing or expanding a business or entering into a successful partnership and retaining at least 25 per cent ownership interest.
Commit to creating at least one full time job for a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
Applicants are also evaluated according to various selection factors and must obtain a minimum number of points based on their education, work experience, age, language proficiency, business plan, and ties to Quebec.

Every year, the government accepts a limited number of applications in the entrepreneur category.


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Quebec Experience Program

The Québec Government has introduced a new program to encourage foreign workers and international students completing a program of post secondary studies to permanently remain in the province.

The Québec Experience Program (PEQ) is a new simplified process leading to permanent residence for two categories of applicants. The program allows temporary foreign workers and international students to apply for permanent residence from within Québec after completing a period of qualified work or approved studies.

Québec Experience Program for Students:

For students to be eligible, they must have studied in Québec and are at the advanced stages of obtaining one of the following types of diplomas:

Diplôme d’Études Professionelles (DEP – Diploma of Vocational Studies) involving 1’800 hours of study;
DEP and an Attestation de spécialisation professionnelle (AVS – Attestation of Vocational Specialization) totaling 1,800 hours;
Diplôme d’Études Collégiales, formation technique (DEC – Diploma of College Studies, technical training);
Bachelor’s degree;
Master’s degree; or
The diploma or degree must be granted by a university or by a public education institution located in Québec and recognized by the government. In addition, the international student must possess an intermediate knowledge of oral French. The student can prove his knowledge of French by one of the following:

Completed one of the above programs in French;
Studied in French on a full-time basis for at least two years in a secondary or post-secondary educational institution;
Completed an intermediate-level French course given in Québec;
Passed a recognized standardized French test such as (Test d’Evaluation Français) (TEF); or
Satisfied the language requirements of a professional Order in Québec.
Students may submit their application for permanent residence from within Québec six months before completing their program of study. The Certificat de Sélection du Québec (CSQ) is issued to the student upon confirmation of successful completion of an approved program of study.

Québec Experience Program for Temporary Workers:

To qualify under the PEQ, the applicant must be residing temporarily in Québec as a temporary foreign worker or as a participant in an approved work holiday program.

The applicant must have been employed full-time in Québec at a technical, professional or managerial level for a period of 12 months in the 24 months that precede the submission of the application. The 12-month period need not be continuous and can be accumulated with more than one employer. The applicant must have been employed in an occupation with a skill level higher than “C” under the National Occupational Classification system (NOC).

In Québec, full-time employment constitutes a minimum of 30 hours of paid work per week. Time spent as a self-employed can be used to qualify for the 12-month requirement. However, part-time work is not eligible under the PEQ.

At the time of submission of the application, the temporary foreign worker must be employed full-time and must be in full compliance with the visa conditions of a temporary foreign worker.

The temporary foreign worker must also possess an intermediate knowledge of oral French. To prove French language abilities, the applicant may choose from among one the options described above.

Priority Processing:

Under the PEQ program, there is no selection interview. Selection decisions are made solely from the information and documentary evidence submitted on file. It is anticipated that processing delays will conclude in approximately 1-2 months to issuance of a CSQ. Once issued, the applicant would apply for permanent residence through an appropriate federal immigration office to conclude health, security and related matters.


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Quebec Self-Employed Program

To qualify under the Quebec Self-Employed Program, applicants must meet the following conditions that differentiates them from the Quebec Skilled Worker Program.

Have two years of applicable experience.
Possess a personal net worth of $100,000.
Have sufficient settlement funds to support themselves and their family.
Work in a profession defined in the National Occupational Classification. Prospective applicants must also meet licensing requirements for their profession.
Like skilled workers, a self-employed applicant is assessed on nine factors and must obtain sufficient points in order to qualify.



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