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i have read a lot of debate on this above mentioned topic at your very valuable and helpful forum. I have gone through ENF 23 i think it is very clear that a permanent resident can live outside canada for a 3 year period out of 5 years without risk of loosing his residency status. Moreover when a permanent resident have still 730 days left from the date he has became a permanant resident to comply with the residency obligations he can not be found to have not complied with the residency obligations within the act.My question is that if the things are crystal clear within the act then why at the port of entry a person will be asked where he was, why he was and how he will comply with these obligations.
As you have mentioned that CIC does not keep the track of record when
one leaves canada but when we enter some other country like ours an entry stamp is lodged on the passport so is this stamp is not sufficient to show the immigrtion officer at the port of entry as a track record for calculating residency rather than that to show air tickets or boarding passes apartment leases or any other evidence. Please clearly answer this question


Asian immigrants changing Canada's cities (in reply to: got no answer first time)
Asian immigrants changing Canada´s cities
Last Updated Wed, 18 Aug 2004 14:48:01 EDT
CBC News
OTTAWA - Immigration is altering the makeup of Canada´s biggest cities, a new study from Statistics Canada shows.

A majority of the 1.8 million new immigrants to Canada during the 1990s settled in the country´s 27 designated metropolitan large areas, according to 2001 census data.

Seventy-three per cent of the immigrants went to Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal, compared with only 58 per cent during the 1970s. The new numbers reflect a preference for settling in urban areas with greater job opportunities and sizeable numbers of other, already established, immigrants.

The changing origins of immigrants had been central to this trend, StatsCan said in the study called "Immigrants in Canada´s Census Metropolitan Areas."

Immigrants from East and South Asia had historically settled in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver, and immigrants from these regions had accounted for an increasing share of all new arrivals in Canada.

The report also showed that most Canadian-born children of immigrants continued to live in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver.

Job situation not so bright

Significantly, recent immigrants had higher unemployment rates than Canadian-born individuals, despite the fact the immigrants typically had higher levels of education than people born in Canada.

In virtually every urban region, a far higher proportion of recent immigrants were employed in jobs with lower skill requirements than Canadian-born workers, according to the study.

In Vancouver, for example, 31 per cent of recent immigrants with a university degree were employed in jobs requiring low skill levels, compared with 13 per cent of Canadian-born graduates.

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