I returned to Canada may 25th 2018 using a land border, I Entered with my wife who was activating an IEC visa and son who received a visitors record. I was open and honest with the CBSA officer about being a PR and that I had not met the RO(I entered using COPR and was asked about RO) I was one of the lucky ones and was waived through and not reported, my wife activated her IEC visa and we have been living happily in canada thus far. Now it is quickly approaching the time that I can now apply for a PR card renewal and also need to look at sponsoring my wife and son for PR. With previous trips to Canada in the past 5 years i will hit 730 days of physical presence April 8th 2020. My question(s) is 1.should i apply for my PR card renewal before applying for sponsorship and have my wife and son apply for a visitors visa prior to them going out of status(we are from UK so Visa exempt) 2. Apply for sponsorship once I have met RO without my PR card renewal, 3. How much of a buffer should I give myself in regards to RO a few days? Weeks? Months? As a side note I'm not going to give any advice etc on what to do at the border while not meeting RO, it's completely individual to the person, different CBSA officers amount of time away from Canada etc so no point in asking. Answeres greatly appreciated!