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Keeping Your Canadian Permanent Resident Card from Being Lost or Stolen

Taking steps to prevent your Canadian permanent resident (PR) card from being lost or stolen can help you avoid the problems associated with having to replace the card. While you retain your permanent resident status whether you have the PR card or not, you will need the card when you travel outside of Canada as …

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Medical Exams for Permanent Residents in Canada

Medical exams for permanent residents in Canada are mandatory. If you apply for permanent residency, both you and your dependents, including your spouse or partner and your children, will need to submit to a medical exam. Your immediate family will need to submit to the medical tests even if they are not traveling to Canada. …

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Photo Requirements for Renewing my PR Card

If you are renewing your PR Card, you will generally need to submit photos with your application.  Be sure to read the application guide and instructions, as they will contain information about photo requirements. PR Card photos must be: Original and not PhotoShopped or altered in any way. Taken of you, not taken from a photograph. Identical to …

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PR Card Renewal Document Checklist

If you need to renew your PR card because it has expired, you will need to submit an application with the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Lost, stolen, destroyed or expired permanent resident cards issued by the IRCC can be replaced by filing Form IMM 5444. Along with that, you will need to submit …

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What Happens If My Permanent Resident Card Expires While I Am Outside Canada?

New rules mean that if you are a Permanent Resident of Canada you must be able to present a valid PR (permanent resident) card or permanent resident travel document (PRTD) when coming to Canada by plane, train, bus, or boat to. You will not be able to board a plane or other public carrier into …

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Some Canadian Permanent Residents Barred from U.S.

After U.S. President Trump signed his March 6 executive order on immigration, permanent residents who are living in Canada could face prohibition from entering the United States. Although the immigration order is currently tied up in a court challenge, speculation on its implementation in terms of its application to Canadian permanent residents remains murky. The …

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Defying Critics, Canadian Government Touts New Immigration Program

In the wake of ongoing criticism, the Canadian government is pointing to the early results of its new Express Entry immigration program and touting the initiative as a major success story. While critics of the new immigration program – which began on January 1st of this year – have accused the government of shifting the focus of …

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Almost Half Of Express Entry Immigration Applicants Already Reside In Canada

About half of the first applicants applying for permanent resident status in Canada under Express Entry, the country’s new immigration system, were already residing within the country. That was the finding of a recent report based on information gathered as a result of a request by Canadian immigration attorney Richard Kurland. The report examined the first …

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