Residence requirement (permanent resident)

In order for Canada PR holders to retain their status of a permanent resident of Canada, there is a definite time that they must be physically present in Canada. They are expected to live at least two years, i.e. 730 days strictly out of five years.

There are certain cases where time spent outside Canada can also be counted such as, if the person was outside Canada working for Canadian business or public service, accompanied a family member who is a Canadian citizen or accompanied a permanent resident of Canada working for a Canadian business abroad.

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