The definition of a landed immigrant is a person who has changed their permanent residence to a Canadian state where they have residency rights even though they don't have Canadian citizenship rights.
An example of a landed immigrant is a U.S. citizen who has a permanent residence in Canada.
Cdn. an immigrant who has been admitted to Canada as a permanent resident
(plural landed immigrants)
- (Canada, dated) A person who is not a citizen of Canada but who has been legally admitted to Canada as a permanent resident.
- 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.