Permanent residency in Canada is a status given to a person who is not a citizen of Canada. This status is permanent and cannot be revoked. Permanent Residents are allowed to live and work in Canada without worrying about any time constraints on their stay. For becoming a permanent resident, a foreign national must apply to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), previously known as Citizenship and Immigration Canada. People who become permanent residents of Canada can also attend primary and secondary education institutions in the numerous provincially administered public school systems. Permanent residents also get provincially administered universal health care coverage. You can travel outside Canada while maintaining your status as a permanent resident. However, to remain a permanent resident, you must be physically present in Canada for at least 730 days (2 years) in every 5-year period.