then call cic.gc.ca so that you will be enlightened......
raymond12, you were given bad information.
Sadly, calling the CIC helpline does not always result in a "correct" answer, many people have been provided incorrect information, it happens quite a bit.
When you said:
it is possible to apply for visit but you have to give up your pr application. this word came directly from a visa officer.
Who was the visa officer, based where?
Where (in the OP manuals) does it state, when applying for a TRV, the applicant must terminate their permanent resident application?
Clearly it is not the case, as plenty of applicants are in Canada on a TRV while waiting for their permanent resident application to be processed.
"Outland while in Canada" is a valid way to apply for PR, how would this be possible if visitors had to terminate their active applications?