You should only apply for a PR card if:
To be eligible for a PR card, you need to:
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 the730 days.
You aren’t eligible for a PR card if you were asked by the Government of Canada to leave the country. If you are a Canadian citizen, you can’t have (and don’t need) a PR card. If you become a Canadian citizen, return your PR card at your citizenship ceremony.
Make sure that you are eligible and submit your completed application. If the application is not complete or you are not found eligible, it will not be processed and no refund will be made.
Step 1: Get the application package
The application package includes a guide and all the forms you need to complete to apply for a PR card. Read the guide to help you fill out the forms correctly. Use the Document Checklist to make sure you don’t forget anything.
Include with your application:
Step 2: Pay your application fees
You must pay the PR card application fee online.
To pay your fees online, you need:
After you pay, print your receipt and include it with your application.
Step 3: Submit your application
Make sure you:
Send your application and payment to the Case Processing Centre in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Case Processing Centre — PR Card
SYDNEY, NS B1P 7C1
Or by courier:
Case Processing Centre – PR Card
49 Dorchester Street