The permanent resident card constitutes the official proof of your status as a Canadian permanent resident. Thus, if you travel outside Canada, you will require your card to re-enter the country by commercial transportation, such as by plane, boat, or train.

Applicants wishing to renew their permanent resident (PR) card must demonstrate that they have spent at least 730 days in Canada within the five years prior to obtaining their PR status. However, there are specific exceptions to that rule. We can assist you in submitting an application for renewal or replacement of your permanent resident card.

Inform yourself on your residence obligations as well as the renewal of your permanent resident card.