If you are a permanent resident of Canada and you are outside of Canada with a PR card that is expired or lost, you might need to apply for a travel document in order to be able to return to Canada as a PR. A travel document is a document that is issued on a one-time basis usually during exceptional circumstances.
A travel document will only be issued if you can demonstrate to the immigration officer that you meet or will meet the physical residency requirement to maintain the PR status. Depending of the office, issuance of a travel document can take a few days to a few weeks/months.
Learn more about traveling to Canada without PR card by watching our Youtube video below.
How to apply for an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)
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