Permanent residents must have a valid permanent resident card (PR card) or permanent resident travel document (PRTD) to return to Canada by plane, train, bus or boat. Without one, you may not be able to board.
To be eligible for a PR card, you need to:
You should only apply for a PR card if:
To keep your permanent resident status, you must have been in Canada for at least 730 days during the last five years. These 730 days don’t need to be continuous. Some of your time abroad may count towards the 730 days.
To help you track your time in Canada, use a travel journal.
Contact us if you wish to apply/renew your PR card.