This application is for people with permanent resident status in Canada, who are applying for their first Permanent Resident card (PR card) or for a renewal or replacement of a PR card. The PR card is a status document that provides secure proof of permanent resident status.
Permanent residents applying to renew their PR card:
1-May hold on to their still valid PR card and return it to a Citizenship and Immigration Canada officer when they pick up their new card.
2-Should return it with the application for a new card, if the card has already expired.