Residency Requirements

 Residency Requirements

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To maintain your permanent resident status in Canada, you must be physically present in Canada for a minimum of 2 years in a 5 year period. This requirement came into effect with the new Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and Regulations on June 28, 2002.

See the permanent residency obligations page on the Department of Citizenship and Immigration (CIC) website for full details.

Information on becoming a Canadian Citizen is also available on the CIC website.

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