Go Back  British Expats > Living & Moving Abroad > Canada > Immigration & Citizenship (Canada)
Reload this Page >

British student immigrating to Canada

British student immigrating to Canada

Old Apr 6th 2010, 11:21 pm
  #1  
Just Joined
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 2
hark1 is an unknown quantity at this point
Default British student immigrating to Canada

Hi, Im a british student going to be starting Med school this september, but my family has applied for canadian citizenship and the time has come to go to canada. Im thinking of going over to canada and making up the time during vacations... are there any exceptions to the "2 years in canada out of a 5 year period" to get canadian citizenship for students, under 21's etc?
hark1 is offline  
Old Apr 7th 2010, 12:08 am
  #2  
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 12,830
Aviator has a reputation beyond reputeAviator has a reputation beyond reputeAviator has a reputation beyond reputeAviator has a reputation beyond reputeAviator has a reputation beyond reputeAviator has a reputation beyond reputeAviator has a reputation beyond reputeAviator has a reputation beyond reputeAviator has a reputation beyond reputeAviator has a reputation beyond reputeAviator has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: British student immigrating to Canada

Originally Posted by hark1
Hi, Im a british student going to be starting Med school this september, but my family has applied for canadian citizenship and the time has come to go to canada. Im thinking of going over to canada and making up the time during vacations... are there any exceptions to the "2 years in canada out of a 5 year period" to get canadian citizenship for students, under 21's etc?
Do you mean permanent residency? or have they been in Canada for a number of years. For an individual you need to maintain residency to keep PR. The only exceptions I know of are if you are married to a Canadian citizen, work for the government or a Canadian business overseas.

http://www.canadainternational.gc.ca...es-voyage.aspx
Aviator is offline  
Old Apr 7th 2010, 12:12 am
  #3  
Just Joined
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 2
hark1 is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: British student immigrating to Canada

i meant residency yes.
hark1 is offline  
Old Apr 7th 2010, 7:26 am
  #4  
SUPER MODERATOR
 
christmasoompa's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2007
Location: In a darkened room somewhere.............
Posts: 34,097
christmasoompa has a reputation beyond reputechristmasoompa has a reputation beyond reputechristmasoompa has a reputation beyond reputechristmasoompa has a reputation beyond reputechristmasoompa has a reputation beyond reputechristmasoompa has a reputation beyond reputechristmasoompa has a reputation beyond reputechristmasoompa has a reputation beyond reputechristmasoompa has a reputation beyond reputechristmasoompa has a reputation beyond reputechristmasoompa has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: British student immigrating to Canada

Originally Posted by hark1
i meant residency yes.
In which case, you will have to spend the 2 years out of every 5 in Canada to maintain your PR (note it's not to 'get your citizenship', only to keep your PR). No way around that I'm afraid, unless you happen to be married to a Canadian citizen and living with them outside of Canada. Once you've lived in Canada as a Permanent Resident for 3 years out of a 4 year period, you can apply for citizenship.

But why not go to uni in Canada instead? At least that way you'll be Canadian qualified and not have to go through any equivalency hassles when you graduate (assuming you want to live in Canada of course).
christmasoompa is offline  
Old Apr 7th 2010, 6:31 pm
  #5  
PMM
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
PMM's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2004
Posts: 9,708
PMM has a reputation beyond reputePMM has a reputation beyond reputePMM has a reputation beyond reputePMM has a reputation beyond reputePMM has a reputation beyond reputePMM has a reputation beyond reputePMM has a reputation beyond reputePMM has a reputation beyond reputePMM has a reputation beyond reputePMM has a reputation beyond reputePMM has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: British student immigrating to Canada

Hi

Originally Posted by christmasoompa
In which case, you will have to spend the 2 years out of every 5 in Canada to maintain your PR (note it's not to 'get your citizenship', only to keep your PR). No way around that I'm afraid, unless you happen to be married to a Canadian citizen and living with them outside of Canada. Once you've lived in Canada as a Permanent Resident for 3 years out of a 4 year period, you can apply for citizenship.

But why not go to uni in Canada instead? At least that way you'll be Canadian qualified and not have to go through any equivalency hassles when you graduate (assuming you want to live in Canada of course).
You have to be very careful with the "accompanying a Canadian citizen" abroad exemption. There has been 1 Immigration Appeal decision where the ruling was that the it was the Canadian who was accompanying abroad and on that basis the PR was was not the one accompanying and the PR residency was lost. Although the case was decided in their favour on H.& C grounds.

See: http://tinyurl.com/ybx99fa

There have been a number of other decisions that have went the other way, so you never know.
PMM is offline  
Old Apr 8th 2010, 7:28 am
  #6  
SUPER MODERATOR
 
christmasoompa's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2007
Location: In a darkened room somewhere.............
Posts: 34,097
christmasoompa has a reputation beyond reputechristmasoompa has a reputation beyond reputechristmasoompa has a reputation beyond reputechristmasoompa has a reputation beyond reputechristmasoompa has a reputation beyond reputechristmasoompa has a reputation beyond reputechristmasoompa has a reputation beyond reputechristmasoompa has a reputation beyond reputechristmasoompa has a reputation beyond reputechristmasoompa has a reputation beyond reputechristmasoompa has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: British student immigrating to Canada

Originally Posted by PMM
Hi



You have to be very careful with the "accompanying a Canadian citizen" abroad exemption. There has been 1 Immigration Appeal decision where the ruling was that the it was the Canadian who was accompanying abroad and on that basis the PR was was not the one accompanying and the PR residency was lost. Although the case was decided in their favour on H.& C grounds.

See: http://tinyurl.com/ybx99fa

There have been a number of other decisions that have went the other way, so you never know.
V interesting, thanks for that PMM. Don't think it applies to the OP at the moment, but if they go to Canada you never know, they may just meet the woman/man of their dreams!

christmasoompa is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.