Permanent Residence


A Permanent Resident Card is proof that you are approved to live in Canada.

If you leave the country, you need to have this card with you so you can re-enter Canada.

You will receive this card by mail and will not need to apply for it if you have gone through the immigration process with the government.

This card has an expiry date. If you need to renew or replace your card visit the Canada Citizenship and Immigration (en Français) website. has some frequently asked questions and answers on their website about this card.