PR Status Expiry

Old Apr 4th 2003, 3:30 am
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Splitman2000
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Default PR Status Expiry

These questions have probably been asked before but nevertheless...

1. The requirement for one to remain a legal PR is to be physically in
Canada for a total of at least 2 years within a 5-year period, and
even then, if your absence is due to one of those specified
conditions, it still counts towards satisfying the minimum period of
residence (3 years). So far so good. Question is, does that mean then
that I can actually leave Canada once I have landed and got all the
necessary paperwork done and not return before the 2-year period is up
and I will get to keep my PR status with no questions asked? Given the
general bleak job market in Canada, that's a very real option, isn't
it? Return to your old job back home, wait out this period of slum,
and come back again when things start looking up...

2. If one meets all the stipulated condtions, the PR status should
remain valid lifetime? Why is there an expiry/expiration date (5 years
from start date) on the new PR card. Are all PRs expected to apply for
citizenship after the 5 years is up?

Please advise. Thanks.
 
Old Apr 4th 2003, 4:03 am
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Andrew Miller
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Default Re: PR Status Expiry

1. Yes, you can do it, providing that you'll be allowed to land in the first
place. Law also stipulates that examining officer at the port of entry must
determine if landing immigrant is coming to Canada to establish his/her
permanent residence here.

2. PR Card is valid only for 5 years not because everyone is expected to
become a citizen within 5 years - it is to give CIC the opportunity to
examine compliance with 2/5 residency obligation and weed out those who
abuse our immigration system.

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"splitman2000" wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
    > These questions have probably been asked before but nevertheless...
    > 1. The requirement for one to remain a legal PR is to be physically in
    > Canada for a total of at least 2 years within a 5-year period, and
    > even then, if your absence is due to one of those specified
    > conditions, it still counts towards satisfying the minimum period of
    > residence (3 years). So far so good. Question is, does that mean then
    > that I can actually leave Canada once I have landed and got all the
    > necessary paperwork done and not return before the 2-year period is up
    > and I will get to keep my PR status with no questions asked? Given the
    > general bleak job market in Canada, that's a very real option, isn't
    > it? Return to your old job back home, wait out this period of slum,
    > and come back again when things start looking up...
    > 2. If one meets all the stipulated condtions, the PR status should
    > remain valid lifetime? Why is there an expiry/expiration date (5 years
    > from start date) on the new PR card. Are all PRs expected to apply for
    > citizenship after the 5 years is up?
    > Please advise. Thanks.
 

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