Permanent Residency Obligations
A foreign national can keep the permanent residency status in Canada as long as the residency obligation requirements are met.
According to the only PR obligation, you are required to spend at least 730 days in Canada out of a 5-year period. Eligibility in either of the following residency obligation exemptions are also possible when
  • You are entering the country with a Canadian citizen who legally has to be your spouse or common-law partner
  • You are a child and accompanying your Canadian citizen parents
  • You are appointed by a Canadian public service agency or a provincial government
When you don’t fulfil the PR obligations?
People who fail to fulfil the permanent residency obligations can stay in Canada as permanent residents till the official decision is made.
Permanent Residents residing inside Canada during the decision may be asked to leave the country within the next 30 days. People residing outside Canada during the decision will receive an official letter of the decision
Foreign nationals can also appeal against the decision to Immigration Appeal Division (IAD). One will get only 30 days to submit the appeal.