What is Conditional Permanent Residency?

Conditional Permanent Residency is similar to Legal Permanent Residency in that you would be able to work, drive and travel. However, it lasts for only 6 years and you will not be able to travel abroad for long periods of time. The current legislation states that a person can travel abroad up to 365 days in total for the entire 6 years under Conditional Permanent Residency.

You will also be eligible for student loans and federal work-study programs, but will not be eligible for federal financial aid such as Pell Grants.