Permanent Residents and the Residency Obligation – Canada

A Canadian permanent resident (PR) of Canada should spend 730 days within the five-year in order to meet the conditions of residency in Canada.

If you have been a permanent resident for five (5) years or more you must have been physically present in Canada for a minimum of 730 days within the past five (5) years

Otherwise, if you are discovered during an inspection at the time of entry to Canada that you have not met the requirement then will be considered inadmissible to Canada pursuant to section 41(b) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations and will be issued a departure order.
And you will seek humanitarian and compassionate consideration from the Immigration Appeal Division.
Considerations in granting special relief are myriad and vary with each individual, but for residency obligation, the following factors may be considered:
1. the extent of non-compliance with the residency obligation;
2. the reasons you left Canada;
3. whether efforts were made to return to Canada at the first opportunity;
4. degree of establishment in Canada;
5. the family ties in Canada and the impact to the family that loss of status would cause;
6. the degree of hardship that would be caused by loss of status in Canada;
7. hardship that would be caused to their family members in Canada if you lose your status in Canada; and
8. the best interests of a child directly affected by the decision.

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