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The Permanent Resident Card is the official proof of your status as a permanent resident in Canada. This wallet-sized plastic card is required for all permanent residents of Canada seeking to re-enter Canada after international travel. This exception is even more limited. It allows you to count days spent outside Canada towards fulfilling the residency requirement if you are accompanying your spouse or common law partner, or if you are a child under 22 years of age and you are accompanying your parent, but only if your Canadian citizen or permanent resident relative was employed on a full-time basis by a Canadian business or in the public service of Canada or of a province during the period you accompanied him or her. In addition, you must be able to show that your permanent resident relative meets his or her own residency obligation. Let’s break this down: You can count days spent outside of Canada in order to meet the residence requirement if you are accompanying your Canadian citizen or permanent resident spouse or parent, but only if your spouse or parent is employed by a Canadian organization during the specified travel, and only if your spouse or parent meets his or her own residency requirement.
In practice, it is hard to see how this exception could be helpful, unless you’ve spent so much time out of the country that every extra day counts.
You may count each day you worked outside Canada for a Canadian organization or affiliated organization or in the public service of Canada. You can also count time you spent outside the country as a client of a Canadian business or the Canadian public service.
To qualify, you must show that you worked in a full-time capacity, and you must be able to show an employment relationship or contract.
In order to meet the Canadian residency obligation, you must be physically present in Canada for at least half of the last five years. If you haven’t been a permanent resident of Canada for five years, then you need to show that you can meet the residence requirement at the five-year mark.