landed immigrant

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landed immigrant (plural landed immigrants)

  1. (Canada, dated) A person who is not a citizen of Canada but who has been legally admitted to Canada as a permanent resident.
    • 1953 Dec. 18, "Allow Navy Deserter To Stay as Immigrant," Saskatoon Star-Phoenix (Canada), p. 4 (retrieved 24 July 2011):
      The immigration department said today that Ivor Hughes, 35-year-old wartime Royal Navy deserter, has been granted permission to live in Canada as a landed immigrant.
    • 1968 Feb. 16, "Immigration in 1967 highest for decade," Windsor Star (Canada), p. 13 (retrieved 24 July 2011):
      Canada granted landed-immigrant status to 222876 persons last year, the highest total since 1957.
    • 2011 July 2, Jana G. Pruden and Andrea Sands, "Parades, pancakes mark Canada Day in Edmonton," Edmonton Journal (Canada) (retrieved 24 July 2011):
      Jeff Goldfeder, an American who has been a landed immigrant in Canada for more than 20 years, said he couldn't think of a more enjoyable way to celebrate the day with his family.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The Government of Canada has replaced landed immigrant with the designation permanent resident; however, the term landed immigrant continues to be very widely used in Canada.