I Have Mostly Lived Outside Of Canada; Can I Renew My Permanent Resident Card?

I am a Permanent Resident of Canada, but I have mostly lived outside of Canada, can I renew my Permanent Resident Card?

The renewal of your Permanent Resident Card will depend on the reasons why you were not present in Canada for at least 2 years in the five years preceding the application for renewal. If you do not fit in any of these exceptions, you will need to ask the immigration officer to consider humanitarian and compassionate reasons as to why you were absent from Canada (i.e.: medical condition of family member abroad. It is important that you clearly outline the reasons why you did not meet the residency obligation.