Permanent Residents of Canada maintain the right to live and work anywhere within the country, but did you know that you can travel outside of Canada too?
In fact, that’s a huge benefit of having an up-to-date Permanent Resident Card and you should always check its expiration date before you intend to go abroad.
Immigration Direct offers help in renewing or replacing your Permanent Resident Card any time. We can even help you get your very first PR Card.
When travelling abroad from Canada it is a very wise idea to be prepared for your trip. Just as you remember to pack your toothbrush and an extra pair of socks, you should also read up about your destination. If you are visiting family, it is likely that you already know the lay of the land, but if you are unfamiliar with the area, be sure to check out travel.gc.ca.
The Canadian government’s travel page has information about every country in the world. You can click on their interactive tabs to access information about:
- Advisories. General information about the state of the country. Often countries are rated on a scale from “exercise normal precaution” to “exercise a high degree of caution” to “Avoid travel”, in some cases.
- Security. Information about what kind of crimes may be perpetrated in that country and how to avoid that kind of trouble.
- Entry/Exit Requirements. Do you need a visa? Some other document? Find out here.
- Health. This section will describe what the healthcare system will be like in this country and how to receive healthcare.
- Laws and Culture. The laws of a particular country may be very different from those in Canada, even in North America.
- Disasters and Climate. Be sure you’re wearing shorts and sandals when you go to Australia in January and don’t be surprised when it’s summer!