I am not sure whether to click yes or no here. I got my PR of Canada in oct 2011 and then went back to my home country for 2 years and then came back to Canada in Aug 2013 to live permanently. Now the eligibility period is from Oct 2012 to Oct 2017 which means I was living out of Canada during my eligibility period. But if I click yes to this question then it tells me to fill up the residence outside of Canada form which is only for people living outside Canada with Crown Servants and Spouses of Crown Servants which does not apply to me. So What should I do here ? When I click on help this is what it says in red below. There are very rare circumstances that will let you count time outside of Canada towards your physical presence calculation. If you resided outside of Canada because either: you your Canadian citizen or permanent resident spouse or common law partner permanent resident parent was employed outside Canada (not as a locally engaged person) in or with: the Canadian Armed Forces the federal public administration the public service of a province or territory Complete the Residence Outside of Canada form (CIT 0177) and submit any supporting documents requested in that form with your application.