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 a permanent resident card that's valid at the time they plan to return.

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