As a permanent resident, you receive certain rights and privileges, even though you remain a citizen of your home country.
Permanent residents must be in Canada two years in every five-year period. If they are outside Canada for extended periods of time, they can still add residency days if they are:
- Accompanying a Canadian spouse or common-law partner
- Are a child accompanying a parent
- Employed on a full-time basis by a Canadian business or the Public Service of Canada; or the accompanying spouse, common-law partner or child of a permanent resident who is outside Canada and who is employed on a full-time basis by a Canadian business or the Public Service of Canada.
If you have questions about meeting these requirements please contact us for more information or assistance.