A Permanent Resident Card (PR Card) is a document required by permanent residents, including children, who are planning on travelling outside of Canada and then return to Canada by any commercial transporter such as plane, train, boat or bus.
How to be eligible for a PR Card? You must: be a permanent resident of Canadabe physically present in Canada not be under an effective removal ordernot be a Canadian citizen or a registered Indian under the Indian Act andnot be convicted of an offense related to the misuse of a PR card
What are the residency obligations & requirements for renewal of PR Card? IRPA establishes residency requirements and obligations with respect to each five-year period after the granting of permanent residency status. The provisions governing the residency obligation under the Act and Regulations are based primarily on the requirement of “physical presence” or on prescribed linkages to Canadian institutions outside Canada. These provisions are substantially different from those contained in the former Immigration Act, where retaining residency was largely dependent on a satisfactory demonstration of a person’s “intent” not to abandon Canada as their place of permanent residence.
Pursuant to A28(2), a permanent resident complies with the residency obligation provisions with respect to a five-year period if, for at least 730 days in that five-year period, the permanent resident is physically present in Canada, or: • is outside Canada accompanying a Canadian citizen who is their spouse or common-law partner or is a child accompanying a parent; • is outside Canada employed on a full-time basis by a Canadian business or in the public service of Canada or of a province; • is an accompanying spouse, common-law partner or child of a permanent resident who is outside Canada and is employed on a full-time basis by a Canadian business or in the public service of Canada or of a province