Temporary resident visa needed to land in the country as a permanent resident

The latest issue of Lexbase disclosed that an internal immigration department document emphasized if people residing in Canada want to officially land in Canada after obtaining permanent residence, they must have a legal TR (temporary resident) status. This internal document dated November 3, 2020, states that in order to complete landing procedures in Canada, the applicant must hold a valid temporary residence visa in order to prove they are in the country legally. This is a general basic requirement for all permanent resident applications. If the person overstayed their residency, but is still within the 90-day period to apply to restore their status, they need to first apply to restore their legal residence status and wait until the documents are approved before completing the permanent residency approval.