Published by Gabriel Oliveira
on April 18, 2020

FSW Step 26 - Receive PR Card

As explained on the previous step, when you do the landing, you become a Permanent Resident.

At that time, you will inform your Canadian address, and around 45 days later you will get your card on the mail.

During those 45 days, you are already a Permanent Resident, you just don't have the card yet. You can do everything a PR can, just show your COPR whenever required.

As far as the PR Card itself goes, now is pretty much wait, wait wait...

When you do get it, go ahead and celebrate, you did it! As we said on the beggining, it is not a hard process, it just takes it time. More of a Marathon than a sprint.

Got my PR Card, now what?


Now a new set of tasks starts (not covered it on this website):

  1. Find a permanent place to stay;
  2. Get a Social Insurance Number (SIN);
  3. Get health care;
  4. Open a bank account;
  5. Get a cellphone simcard;
  6. Find a job;
  7. Find school for the kids;
  8. And the list goes on and on...

Good luck :)

FSW Steps

FSW Step 1 - Understand the whole process

FSW Step 2 - Check eligibility

FSW Step 3 - Inform dependents

FSW Step 4 - Find out your NOC

FSW Step 5 - Get passport(s) ready

FSW Step 6 - Do English Exam

FSW Step 7 - Get an ECA

FSW Step 8 - Create and submit profile

FSW Step 9 - Wait for ITA

FSW Step 10 - Fill out the online form

FSW Step 11 - Get Police Certificates

FSW Step 12 - Get Medical Exams

FSW Step 13 - Get Proof of Funds

FSW Step 14 - Get Work Experience Letters

FSW Step 15 - Translate all documents

FSW Step 16 - Scan and upload documents

FSW Step 17 - Pay the fees

FSW Step 18 - Submit application

FSW Step 19 - Receive request for Biometrics

FSW Step 20 - Schedule and do Biometrics

FSW Step 21 - Wait for approval

FSW Step 22 - Send passport to VAC

FSW Step 23 - Receive COPR + visa

FSW Step 24 - Arrange travel

FSW Step 25 - Do the landing

FSW Step 26 - Receive PR Card


Mariana Apr 13, 2021 10:15:38

This summary is really nice thanks!

Gabriel (Author) Apr 15, 2021 14:55:15

Thanks Mariana! :)

Alankrita V Jun 17, 2021 21:43:31

You are better than an immigration lawyer!!! Have you considered a career change? Haha. But seriously. This was the best source I've come across on the internet. Keep up the great work!

Gabriel (Author) Jun 18, 2021 15:27:16

hahahhah Thank you!! I'll just continue with my "normal" career for now hahah thanks again!

Sunil Sep 26, 2021 12:16:01

This was the easiest process for us to understand, thank you so much!

Sunil Sep 26, 2021 12:24:46

Here I would like to ask something about experience I am working with my father at sweet shop as a manager how can i prove that in experience . is it eligible for PR

Gabriel (Author) Sep 28, 2021 14:27:32

Glad that it helped! Thanks for the feedback! About your question, it shouldn't be a problem that you work on your family business, there is nowhere saying it is. But try to put yourself on the immigration agent shoes... It might look suspicious, as that might be a common way for people to "fake" work experiences. So, I'd write a letter of explanation stating that it is a family business, and providing with clear evidences that you actually did the job, and it's not only a front. Makes sense? To be 100% on the safe side, I would also probably try to find a consultant with experience in such cases, mostly for peace of mind.

Nano Oct 21, 2021 12:04:00 and my family will get it next year. finger crossed. how about your own experience? what stream are u using and how long did it took?

Gabriel (Author) Oct 25, 2021 14:42:34

Awsome, fingers crossed here that it will all work out for you guys! I came here through FSW, the whole thing took 4 years (since the day I decided to come).

MAHFUZ Aug 22, 2022 11:40:08

Best outlined . Well wish for you Gabriel

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