As a result, they are not even being given a Canada visitor visa thus losing their chance of uniting with their family.
Losing Canada Permanent residency a hard lesson—Immigrants seem to be getting a tough lesson by losing their Canada permanent residency for not spending the minimum period of time in Canada. Consider for instance the example of Sergey Popkov, an immigrant who came from Russia way back in 2004.
His Canada PR (permanent residency ) card had expired in the year 2009 and he lost his Canada immigrant status since he had not spent the minimum time of 730 days in Canada for retaining his Canada permanent residency.
Immigrant denied Canada visitor visa by Canada immigration department--A former commercial pilot, Popkov is going to lose an opportunity to be with his family including wife, two daughters and a grandson. He has not been provided a Canada visitor visa for the last two consecutive times. Rejecting a Canada visitor visa to Popkov is not only wrong but also inhuman, states his 32-year-old daughter Alina Popkov.
She, nonetheless, admits that her father does not have any legal ground to retain his Canada immigrant status. However, she maintains that Canada immigration rules can not keep a family apart by robbing any immigrant of a Canada visitor visa.
Canada permanent resident card—In the year 2003, Canada permanent resident card was introduced by Canada government as a compulsory document who have not yet gained Canada citizenship. As a result, all immigrants need to fulfill the minimum stay in Canada to become Canada citizens.
All immigrants whose stay is at least 1,095 days in Canada out of five years are eligible for becoming Canada citizens.
The only exception is available to those who are either employed in a full-time Canadian business or Canadian government job or those who are accompanied by a spouse who is a citizen of Canada.
According to an official spokesperson of Canada immigration department-CIC (Citizenship and Immigration Canada), the number of revocations of Canada PR (Permanent residency) has gone up considerably and the reason could be Canada permanent resident card becoming a compulsory document for international travel since the year 2003.