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How long do i need to be in canada to keep my pr?

Rinzu

Newbie
Sep 7, 2019
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Hello,
I landed in canada on 10th sept 2018. i moved back to my home country on 27th march 2019. When do i need to return to canada to retain my pr status? They say i can live in my home country for two years before moving back.
Can you kindly enlighten me on this.
 

Hurlabrick

Champion Member
Sep 4, 2016
2,361
565
Ottawa, ON
Visa Office......
London
App. Filed.......
23-06-2016
AOR Received.
12-07-2016
File Transfer...
23-08-2016
Med's Done....
08-06-2016
Passport Req..
21-12-2016
VISA ISSUED...
24-12-2016
LANDED..........
11-04-2017

Bs65

VIP Member
Mar 22, 2016
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2,112
FRom 10 sept 2018 through 09 Sept 2023 you need to spend a minimum of 2 years in Canada. From 10 Sept 2023 every time you leave Canada you need to show 2 years in Canada in the 5 years preceeding each new entry back into the country.

So in theory a new immigrant can spend near 3 years out of the country in initial 5 years from landing but then needs to be aware of the rolling 5 year rule should they leave after the initial 5 years from landing.