A permanent resident (aka landed immigrant) is a person who has been granted permanent resident status after immigrating to Canada. Permanent residents are not Canadian citizens; they are citizens of other countries. A person residing in Canada temporarily, like a student or foreign worker, is not a permanent resident. Refugees become permanent residents through the Government-Assisted Refugee Program or the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program. Someone who makes a refugee claim in Canada does not immediately become a permanent resident. To do so, the Immigration and Refugee Board must approve their claim before they can apply for and get permanent resident status.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) requires a Certified Criminal Record Check from the RCMP as part of the application process for obtaining Permanent Resident Status in Canada. This can only be completed by having fingerprints taken. Gambit Fingerprinting makes this process simple and effortless by:
Capturing the required digital fingerprints and photo.
Sending the results of the record check directly to the Citizenship official at IRCC or applicant’s home address.
What to bring to your appointment
Two pieces of government issued identification, one of which must be a primary piece of ID.
If provided, the letter issued by IRCC requesting fingerprints.
Any other paperwork that may assist the process.
You must bring two (2) pieces of valid, government-issued identification to your fingerprinting appointment, one of which must be primary ID.