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New PR - can I work for a U.S. company in Canada ? One for Mr Miller ?

New PR - can I work for a U.S. company in Canada ? One for Mr Miller ?

Old Nov 3rd 2007, 8:17 pm
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Default New PR - can I work for a U.S. company in Canada ? One for Mr Miller ?

I am PR status, my wife and I have landed (Oct 2007) and intend moving permenantly to Canada in April 2008 when my current contract terminates.

I have been offered telephone interview for a big U.S. consultancy company which does not have an office or permenant presence in Canada, and as such is interested in me servicing their Canadian customers.

However I have a couple of questions which the CIC info is not really helping me with ref residency obligations:

1. As a Skilled Worker PR, can I work for a U.S. company, in Canada, or do I have to work for a Canadian company ?

2. I will have to travel to U.S. customers as there are not enough Canadian customers to keep me fully employed ! So, if I have to travel to the U.S. for 3 to 5 days out of every 15, will this 'business travel' count as 'living outside of Canada' for the 2 years out of every 5 requirement ?

I have the awful feeling I may have to decline a high paying job....

Actually, doing some quick math, if question 1 is a 'yes', taking out the time between landing and actually moving, I reckon I have an average of 200 days a year outside of Canada for the next 4 and a half years, giving me about a max of 16 days a month, not including vacations and trips back to the U.K. if required.

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Originally Posted by jedpcuk
I am PR status, my wife and I have landed (Oct 2007) and intend moving permenantly to Canada in April 2008 when my current contract terminates.

I have been offered telephone interview for a big U.S. consultancy company which does not have an office or permenant presence in Canada, and as such is interested in me servicing their Canadian customers.

However I have a couple of questions which the CIC info is not really helping me with ref residency obligations:

1. As a Skilled Worker PR, can I work for a U.S. company, in Canada, or do I have to work for a Canadian company ?

2. I will have to travel to U.S. customers as there are not enough Canadian customers to keep me fully employed ! So, if I have to travel to the U.S. for 3 to 5 days out of every 15, will this 'business travel' count as 'living outside of Canada' for the 2 years out of every 5 requirement ?

I have the awful feeling I may have to decline a high paying job....

Actually, doing some quick math, if question 1 is a 'yes', taking out the time between landing and actually moving, I reckon I have an average of 200 days a year outside of Canada for the next 4 and a half years, giving me about a max of 16 days a month, not including vacations and trips back to the U.K. if required.
1. Yes
2. Your travel will not count as residency for PR. You would have to accumulate 730 days in Canada to maintain your PR status in every 5 year period. You do the math. Don't forget that you will probably require a US working visa.
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