Canada redesigns the permanent resident card
According to an announcement from Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the card was redesigned to add several new security features.
If you already have a permanent resident card, don’t worry. Your existing card will remain valid. When your card expires and you apply for a new one, you’ll receive the new-style card. Permanent resident cards expire every five years.
If you’re in the process of applying for permanent resident status, you’ll get the new card after Citizenship and Immigration Canada approves your application.
See the Paperwork 101 section of this website for more information about becoming a Canadian permanent resident. You can get detailed instructions and application forms online from Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
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