hii have a imm 1000 dated 1975 . i also have social insurance card. i have not been residing in canada for the past years. i shall like to know if i can still go and live in canada as resident. thank youfrancoise
No yo cannot/
If you failed to meet the residency requirements you will have lost your status.
You have to be physically present in Canada for 730 days at least in each 5 year period.
The only exceptions are that if you are out of Canada because you are accompanying a Canadian citizen spouse or because you are working for a Canadian employer then those days outside Canada count as if you were physically present in Canada.
If that's the case you can apply for a PR card.