I applied for P.R. Card on 29th September, 2004. And received "Confirmation of Permanent Residence" on 31st May 2009.
Between these dates I visited Canada on Visitors VISA two times, and stayed total of 351 days. After getting "Confirmation of Permanent Residence"
I started visiting and residing in Canada from 29th September, 2009. My question is , will the 351 days which I have stayed in Canada between My Application for
P.R. and its subsequent "Confirmation" be counted towards 'Residency Obligation' of P.R. status?
somancm is anxious to know about it!!
No, days in Canada before PR can not be counted towards the residency obligation for PR status.
If you landed in Canada as a PR on September 29, 2009, you will need to fulfill the requirement of 730 days in Canada by September 29, 2014, your first 5 years. After that, you must always have 730 days in Canada in the past 5 years counting from any date.
How long have you stayed in Canada so far since you landed as a PR? Note that you still have 2 years time in order to meet the requirements.