Thank you very much for your replies.
What does the Residency Questionnaire has as questions ?
Also, the 5 years start from the day I apply to renew the PR ? not from the landing day ?
ie; if I landed 15-12-2006 , PR expired 8-1-2012, I applied for a new PR on 20-1-2012.
The 5 years start from: 20-1-2012 ?
The RQ is an interview where you will have to prove that you meet the residency requirements or prove your H&C grounds while you couldn't and they will decide if you get to keep your PR or not. An RQ can easily take a year as the local offices are busy and can not arrange your RQ interview at the drop of a hat.
For those who have been PR for more than 5 years, they always calculate the residency requirements from the past 5 years so if you apply on 20-1-2012, they will look at the period from 20-1-2007 to 20-1-2012.
It is a rolling 5 year period that you must meet the residency requirements. Even within the validity period of your PR card, if you are outside Canada and lose it, you would have to apply for a travel document and if you don't meet them at that point for the past 5 years counting backwards from that date, you have a problem.