Now that it has been over five years since the new Regulations for Canadian immigration were introduced, many permanent residents find it necessary to apply to renew their Canadian permanent resident cards. The volume of these applications submitted to the Sydney Case Processing Centre has greatly increased, from 150 applications per week back in April of 2007 to 1900 applications per week as of January 2008. Persons who need to extend their permanent resident cards should allow at least seventy days for the issuance of the new cards.

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