glossary

permanent resident card

After someone becomes a permanent resident, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada gives them a permanent resident card. The card proves that the person has permanent status in Canada and includes details like their name, photograph, and date of birth.

A permanent resident card usually expires in 5 years but can be renewed.

Permanent residents who travel outside Canada need to make sure that they have their permanent resident card and that it is valid at the time they plan to return.

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