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Old Feb 9th 2020, 10:31 pm
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Hi all,

I have been racking my brains, searching for hours trying to find the answer to this main question.

What will my main residential address be whilst on the 2 year visa.

I've read that I won't be a resident of Canada. As I have no ties.

Therefore, will it be my current UK address? Which is a flat I am soon to rent out.

If I am UK resident presiding at my current address then does that mean I am technically a live in Landlord?

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Old Feb 9th 2020, 10:33 pm
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You will be a resident of Canada. You’ll pay tax there, have a driving licence there, be eligible for healthcare there etc.

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Hi, thanks for your quick reply.

Some of the websites list various primary and secondary "residential tie" statements. Significant ties:
  • A spouse or common law partner
  • A house or apartment (own or renting)
  • Dependants
Secondary ties:
  • Personal Property such as furniture, or a car/vehicle
  • Social ties such as memberships of Canadian recreational, religious or professional organisations
  • Economic ties such as a bank account, credit cards, investments,
  • Canadian health insurance (BC Health, Alberta Health etc.)
  • Canadian drivers license or Canadian passport
  • You are permanently employed in Canada
  • You are planning on staying in Canada past your working holiday visa and are applying for PR
  • Canada should be the place where you customarily live
  • You spent more than 183 days in Canada*
I only have one significant (renting) but more secondary ties. (Unless partner doesn't have to be Canadian - my wife is also with me on the adventure)


I guess it's a grey area that can be argued either way?

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Also, I have to get health insurance to come to canada. But I assume this changes if I am paying tax.
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Also, I have to get health insurance to come to canada. But I assume this changes if I am paying tax.
No, you still need travel insurance even if you’re not working in Canada (and therefore paying tax there), because your Canadian healthcare won’t cover repatriation which is a condition of the IEC visa.

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While I can't help on information specific to Canada, you should be aware that the term "resident" can mean many different things, when used in connection to taxes, insurance, health coverage, driving licenses, university applications, student loans, banking and credit applications, state benefits (unemployment, disability) etc., etc.

It is perfectly possible to be resident under some categories and non-resident under others, and sometimes there will be further strings attached, such as to how long you have been in a country before you are resident, or you may be "usually resident" or "conditionally resident". So as the rules for all these things were set up at different times, they are often wildly different in how the rules are applied to determine when you become, or cease to be resident. For example (I am not saying this is the case in Canada, I am just giving a hypothetical example) you may be seen as a "visitor" for driving license purposes until you rent or buy a home, but making that attachment immediately makes you a resident.

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On an IEC work permit you are a temporary resident. Basically it means you will pay taxes and submit an annual tax return. You will receive certain healthcare coverage but it doesn't cover repatriation back to the UK hence why you need that coverage. You will need to swap over any driving licence.
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If you are talking about taxes you will probably still have to fill in a UK tax return, however you won't be double taxed on tax already paid in Canada.
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If you are talking about taxes you will probably still have to fill in a UK tax return, however you won't be double taxed on tax income already paid taxed in Canada.
It's good to know that you aren't taxed on tax. .... FIFY.
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