Maintaining PR - Mr. Miller

Old Jun 15th 2004, 7:36 am
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Dear Mr. Miller, can a new Canadian PR maintain his/her PR status if s/he joins say a Ph.D. program at a Canadian university? In other words, one doesn't have to be employed to maintain one's PR status, right? Moreover, the time spent in Canada in this manner will be counted towards one's citizenship as well, right?

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Old Jun 15th 2004, 7:43 am
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Originally posted by Kash100
Dear Mr. Miller, can a new Canadian PR maintain his/her PR status if s/he joins say a Ph.D. program at a Canadian university? In other words, one doesn't have to be employed to maintain one's PR status, right? Moreover, the time spent in Canada in this manner will be counted towards one's citizenship as well, right?

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As long as you are in Canada (there are other ways to maintain if you are outside) you maintain your PR. Yes it counts towards citizenship.

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Old Jun 15th 2004, 7:46 am
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One doesn't have to do anything in Canada as long as one is physically residing here for at least 730 days (2 years) in every 5 years period in order to maintain PR status.

But it won't be enough for citizenship though. In order to be eligible to apply for citizenship a PR must accumulate 1,095 days of residency in Canada within 4 years immediately preceding citizenship application. No need to work or study - just be here.



Originally posted by Kash100
Dear Mr. Miller, can a new Canadian PR maintain his/her PR status if s/he joins say a Ph.D. program at a Canadian university? In other words, one doesn't have to be employed to maintain one's PR status, right? Moreover, the time spent in Canada in this manner will be counted towards one's citizenship as well, right?

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Old Jun 16th 2004, 3:30 am
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Thank you very much both PMM and Mr. Miller.

One more follow-up question. If I transfer all my wealth to Canada and do my Ph.D. (or nothing), can I sponsor my mother (who is in India, 63 years in age and dependent on me)? Or, I have to have a monthly income (other than interest) to sponsor someone?


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Originally posted by Andrew Miller
One doesn't have to do anything in Canada as long as one is physically residing here for at least 730 days (2 years) in every 5 years period in order to maintain PR status.

But it won't be enough for citizenship though. In order to be eligible to apply for citizenship a PR must accumulate 1,095 days of residency in Canada within 4 years immediately preceding citizenship application. No need to work or study - just be here.
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Old Jun 16th 2004, 3:34 am
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"transfer of all your wealth" to Canada won't help. In order to be eligible to sponsor your parent you must not only live permanently in Canada but also earn here after becoming a PR the minimum required income within 12 months preceding sponsorship application. Amount of your savings is irrelevant. You must earn income in Canada.



Originally posted by Kash100
Thank you very much both PMM and Mr. Miller.

One more follow-up question. If I transfer all my wealth to Canada and do my Ph.D. (or nothing), can I sponsor my mother (who is in India, 63 years in age and dependent on me)? Or, I have to have a monthly income (other than interest) to sponsor someone?


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Old Jun 16th 2004, 4:55 am
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Okay, what if I'm employed by a global consulting firm in the US, earning in US$ but getting my every paycheck deposited in a Canadian bank, living in Canada and paying taxes but traveling to the US frequently on the job? I know time away from Canada wont be counted towards citizenship, but do I qualify as someone who can sponsor someone?

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"transfer of all your wealth" to Canada won't help. In order to be eligible to sponsor your parent you must not only live permanently in Canada but also earn here after becoming a PR the minimum required income within 12 months preceding sponsorship application. Amount of your savings is irrelevant. You must earn income in Canada.
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Old Jun 16th 2004, 9:06 am
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Such income can be counted only if you live in Canada, commute every day to work to US and return for every night back to Canada. Or telecommuting and travelling from time to time for few days to US (but not when spending week or weeks at a time in US and coming back to Canada for sporadic weekends only). You must be able to prove it.


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Okay, what if I'm employed by a global consulting firm in the US, earning in US$ but getting my every paycheck deposited in a Canadian bank, living in Canada and paying taxes but traveling to the US frequently on the job? I know time away from Canada wont be counted towards citizenship, but do I qualify as someone who can sponsor someone?

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