旦那の独り言 16: カナダの永住権。PRカードについて (Canada’s PR card)

Canada flag jacket

Cheering for Canada’s hockey win over the US in the 2010 Vancouver Olympics!

ハッピーサンクスギビング!カナダの永住権。PRカードについて、永住者が出来る事、出来ない事、更新の条件などカナダ政府のHPを見ながらヒトシが解説します。

Hitoshi talks about the basic idea of permanent resident status in Canada and the PR card.

Have you moved somewhere new and had to figure out the different ways you can live in the country? What ID do/did you need? Are/were there any restrictions on what you can do in daily life? Comments in Japanese and English are welcome!

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8 thoughts on “旦那の独り言 16: カナダの永住権。PRカードについて (Canada’s PR card)

  1. Hilary, your blog is looks different!! New theme?

    I have the same as Eileen has for Taiwan – I can live here and work wherever I please!! I have a couple of questions though: Was there a lot of paperwork to get one for Canada? Does your husband has a Canadian passport as well?

    TGIF!! Happy Friday! Have a great weekend!!

    • Why yes! I love it. The old one seemed too texty. I also shrunk my bloated categories to a mere 7 or 8 from what was probably 30+!

      Do you have to renew your permit/status?

      Yes. Tones of paperwork. It took us about one month to pull everything together. The Japanese one was a piece of cake in comparison. It wasn’t for PR though. Japan has a billion different categories of status and I could basically do anything without restriction, except for vote. No to the passport. Until Japan recognizes dual citizenship, each of us will keep our respective passports. Our child has both though. That’s where Japan has leniency but baby must choose by 20 or is it 21? Can’t remember – I’m hoping Japan comes around by then. 😀

      Thanks much! It’s been a looooong week even with Monday off. 🙂

  2. When I moved to Taiwan, I got a resident card for being married to a local. With the resident card, I can work and such. There were no restrictions, really. When I lived in Shanghai, I got a resident card (well, they call it “family re-union”) where I could basically live there because my husband was working there. That’s about it.

    • Interesting! I love hearing about this sort of thing. I like the translated name of the card for China. Do citizens have to carry some sort of ID card, too??

        • Ah! That would make sense why it was called a “reunion” card. It sounds similar to when my (Cdn) cousins were in the US. My cousin had proper work permits but his wife could not work on the visa that came with accompanying her husband. As for Taiwan, I was curious about identity cards as there is a process in Japan where everyone has to be registered at a local office in the city or town where you live. Only foreigners have to carry identity cards though. Not having to register with the city was a big shock for hubby when we moved to Canada. 🙂

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