What is a Canadian PR

PR Canada, permanent residence

It is crucial to know how the required days are counted in order to avoid any loss of PR that might otherwise result.
In order to be able to maintain PR status, the Canadian immigration law requires that PR holders have the so-called "Residency Obligation”Must meet. Seen in this way, the issued permanent residence permit is not a permanent residence permit. Permanent residents are obliged to at least 730 days (= 2 years) within a 5 year periodto live in Canada. This obligation can then be verified when PR owners come into contact with immigration authorities. For example, when applying for a new PR card or when applying for Canadian citizenship or simply when entering Canada.

In connection with the 5-year period, it is important to know that:
  • the observation period "rolling”Is applied. This means that for each inspection, proof must be provided that at least 730 days have been spent in Canada during the last 5 years. If the PR status is less than 5 years old, then you have to be able to show that you still have enough time to reach the total of 730 days within the 5 year period from receiving PR status;
  • the official may “only” check the last 5 years for the required minimum length of stay;
  • which do not have to be 2 years in a row;
  • each “started” day counts as 1 day in Canada;
  • days abroad may count as “Canadian” days. In principle, when you accompany your Canadian partner abroad or work for a Canadian company abroad or accompany your partner who himself has PR status and works for a Canadian company.
It is advantageous to keep a record of the departure and entry dates on an ongoing basis. This makes it easier to provide evidence later, e.g. when applying for a new PR card or applying for citizenship.
Possible repeat grid:
  • Date of departure from Canada, entry to Canada
  • Also record short stays - less than 24 hours - abroad (e.g. USA)
  • Perform Lauander who has been visited
  • Reason for the stay abroad: job, family, vacation, ...