When calculating your time in Canada, you should note that only the 5 years immediately before the date of your application are considered. For example:
Using the above example, these days will not be counted towards your residency:
- Any time before 1st April 2013
- Any time after 31st March 2018
- Any time in between those dates that was not spent physically in Canada
- Any time in between those dates that you spent serving a sentence in Canada (some exceptions)
Note: Each day you spent as a temporary resident before becoming a permanent resident is equivalent to half a day (max. 365 days).
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