I first flew to Canada in July 2002 and spent about 1 year living there. I had gotten a PR with my family. I ended up working there for a while, got my PR SIN and BC health card and went to a community college for about 2 months. Also paid my taxes for that year. I came back to India around July 2003. At this point my brother continued to live there and invest in some properties over there. While I looked after some family interests over in India. I also traveled to Canada twice for short (for like a month) duration in 2005 and 2006. There was some hassle both times I traveled but was allowed entry none the less. The intention was to permanently move in January 2007 and complete the 2 years in 5 years. Unfortunately my brother while visiting India passed away in January 2007. Subsequently I couldn't travel due to family obligations. As we had some investments in Canada I still had to go and look after them. On contacting the Canadian consulate I was told that I didn't need a tourist visa and that my PR would hold valid. I was allowed to board a flight and in July 2007 traveled to Canada. I was detained but nonetheless allowed to enter the country. I stayed for about 15 days and had to leave again. My Father also held a PR and when he wanted to travel there in 2012, he was told by the Canadian Consulate that we would have to renounce his PR in writing and then apply for a tourist Visa. Which he did and a 5 year tourist Visa was granted to him. I have not traveled since 2007 and because some of my financial affairs are still not in order over there, I have to travel. Not only that I would want to exploit the opportunities over there while I pursue certain legal obligations. Now having spoken to 4 different Immigration layers I have been given many options. And I have narrowed down my options into these 3 questions. 1. What would be my status i.e. my PR status ? 2. Would I be better off following the same path as my father and taking my chances when I get there ? 3. Try and hire an Immigration lawyer in Canada who might help me get in through a border crossing via the US ??? I would appreciate any help in the matter. I have already been on this for the last 1.5 years.