Music: The permanent resident card, or PR card, is part of the government of Canada's commitment to border security and upholding the integrity of the immigration process. Permanent residents should carry their PR card at all times when traveling outside of Canada. It is the official proof of immigration status for all permanent residents of Canada and is required when seeking to re-enter the country on a commercial carrier such as an airplane, boat, train, or bus. The wallet-size plastic card contains state-of-the-art security features. The PR card's advanced security features make it extremely resistant to forgery and alteration. In practical terms, the card provides an effective and accurate verification of a traveler's status. The card's security features also comply with the requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organization. PR card security features include a laser-engraved primary photograph, as well as a secondary photograph presented in a transparent window. The unique serial number is used for tracking the card if it is lost or stolen. The barcode feature contains the photo and personal data of the cardholder. This information is also encrypted and may only be read using software that is accessible to Canadian officials. All versions of the permanent resident card are valid until their date of expiry. New permanent residents will automatically receive their card as part of the immigration process. Current permanent residents need to apply for a new PR card before their existing card expires. Once they receive their new PR card, their old one will no longer be valid. Before traveling outside of Canada, each permanent resident is responsible for checking the expiry date on their PR card to make sure that it will still be valid upon their return to Canada. Music, you.