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settleincanada
settleincanada
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Posted On: 10/14/2014
settleincanada
settleincanada
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Hi,

I have a copy of my traveller history report from the CBSA. The report is complete - it has all my entries into Canada and all the dates are correct and matches my records except one: my landing date; it's one day off.

I was already in Canada on a work permit before I became a permanent resident. When I received my PR documents, I just went to the border to land. I believe they call this flag polling?

Basically, using made up dates, if my landing date was 11 NOV 2011,
- my COPR says I became a PR on 11 NOV 2011 (the date was written by the officer at the POE)
- my PR card says I became a PR on 11 NOV 2011
- the entry stamp on my passport has 11 NOV 2011 (the COPR number is written below the stamp too)
- but the CBSA report has no entry for 11 NOV 2011. Instead, it has 12 NOV 2011 (1 day later)

Initially, I thought I'd just leave things as is but I'm getting a little worried now that I have mailed my citizenship application. I did not declare this "absence" (11 NOV 2011) on the residence calculator since it's a "day trip" and I did not leave/enter the country on 12 NOV 2011.

Is this something that I should be concerned about?

Thanks!
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Posted On: 10/16/2014
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

It is true that it can be confusing. We can appreciate that you would be concerned about this.

According to the ENF 23 Loss of Permanent Resident Status manual,

"6.4. Day

For the purpose of calculating the number of days to comply with the residency obligation in A28(2)(a), a day includes a full day or any part of a day that a permanent resident is physically present in Canada. Any part of a day spent in Canada, or otherwise in compliance with A28(2)(a), is to be counted as one full day for the purpose of calculating the 730 days in a five-year period."

Additionally, according to the FAQ on the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) website:


Q9: Do I have to declare day trips to the United States?

A9: No, not if you come back the same day.


We suggest that it is best that you contact some CIC representatives directly to confirm this information and to get some clarification and additional information.

I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.

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Anna
Settlement.Org Content and Information/Referral Specialist, CIRS
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