I see here are many typos
the CIC Office were quite clear that they expire in Oct 2016.
Here is the confirmation re : expiry date as received from CIC :
Please note your PR card does not expire until 6 Oct 2016. You may apply for a PR card renewal at least 6 months prior to expiry of your PR card, at which time an officer will assess your residency requirements for the previous 5 years. Please note, you must meet the residency requirements in every 5 year period.
This is not a letter, but an email received from a CIC office.
Are you saying that we should reapply from the start?
We are fearful of arriving in Canada only to be expelled after a few weeks.
Did you see my subsequent email?
Our original PR cards were lost and then replaced in 2011, which I think explains the 2016 renewal date.
Our main concern is whether we should enter the country in the present circumstances.
We had asked CIC if we should reapply, but as we are existing PR card holders this is not an option.
We seem to be caught in a cleft stick.