"According to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), no matter how you travel back to Canada, you must satisfy the border services officer that you have valid permanent resident status. This applies to all family members who are permanent residents, including children.
According to CIC and Canada Border Services Agency, a valid PR card is the best proof of your status. You require a valid PR card or a valid Permanent Resident Travel Document (PRTD) to re-enter Canada by commercial carrier (train, plane, boat or bus). You will not be permitted to board a commercial carrier, if you cannot prove you can enter Canada."
If you do not have a valid PR Card you will need to apply for a Travel Document in order to return to Canada.
So long as you have maintained your residency status, and are not part of any Provincial Nominee Program obligations, you should be able to settle anywhere in Canada as you 'landed' already in 2009.
Sorry for late response it took some time for me to respond back. I think you have "answered" almost all my questions.
I am planning to settle in Montreal,quebec next month March 2012.
Can you please let me know the following.
While coming to Montreal,
1) Do i need to carry any police clearance certificate from all the countries i visited in last year? my perception is that its required only at the time of applying for PR card, but not sure if immigration officer can ask me for Police clearance when i land in montreal.
2) I got SIN card along with PR card in 2009, what do you mean by a "valid" SIN ? I think its the SIN card i am carrying with me. right? or do i need to validate something on my SIN card because i got my SIN card when i last landed in Toronto,Ontario and not sure if same SIN card will work in quebec.
3) From your answer, i believe no CSQ or anything else is required as i am having valid PR card till May 2014.pls confirm.
Again, so long as you have maintained your residency status, and are not part of any Provincial Nominee Program obligations, you should be able to settle anywhere in Canada as you 'landed' already in 2009. You can contact your nearest Visa Office about your specific situation.
I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.