but apparently to some republicans and "libertarians" canada is the big fascist hellhole. http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/newcomers/after-life-id.asp It is not necessary to carry your Confirmation of Permanent Residence form or your permanent resident card around with you. What you should not carry with you You should not carry your birth certificate, SIN card or passport with you unless you need them for a specific purpose. If you carry these documents with you and your wallet or purse is lost or stolen, they will be difficult to replace. If they are stolen, there is a risk that someone could use your identity.