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Maintaining non-resident status while working remotely in Canada

I am a Canadian expat who is a permanent resident of Bermuda. At this point I have been here over seven years and have taken the steps necessary to sever ties with Canada from a CRA perspective. My ...
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How long will it take for the secondary (accompanying person) to get the Express Entry PR Canada?

My husband and I got our ITA for Express Entry Canada and we were unmarried when we applied for this. And we got married a month before we got the ITA. Now, should we decline my ITA and accept & ...
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Anyone ever tried Canada Immigration Express?

I'm trying to migrate to Canada, and I was sent a link to a private agency called Canada Immigration Express, from a mate who got it from an ad, I registered and paid 20$. Finally they called me two ...
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Applying for visitor visa from within Canada for Work Permit holder

I currently hold a valid work permit in Canada. However, I want to attend an event in a month after the expiry of my status in Canada. I am thinking of applying for a visitor visa. Does anyone know if ...
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Can an employee accompany Permanent Residents moving to Canada?

We are Permanent Residents of Canada and moving to Canada from Dubai. I am pregnant and would like to bring my maid from Dubai with us. She is a Nepalese passport holder. What visa does she need to ...
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Can a US expatriate who has not filed taxes in the US return to the US for a visit?

Here's the story... My family emigrated from the US to Canada when I was an infant and my older sister was about 4 years old. Nobody renounced US citizenship but we did become naturalized Canadian ...
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Since I am unemployed, can I get PR card any faster?

I arrived in Canada on a closed work permit (on GSS) but was terminated in less than a year because of the pandemic. I appeared for IELTS over and over again, and eventually got picked up in express ...
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Can filling an employer abuse claim affect my chances of citizenship?

I arrived in Canada on a closed(employer-specific) work permit and was terminated. This happened amid the coronavirus pandemic. My employer quickly terminated me after bringing me here on a global ...
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Working From Home from another Country With Canadian PGWP

I recently graduated from a Canadian University last Summer and thus are eligible for Post-Graduate Work Permit. However, I am currently back in my country and thus have to apply from outside. I ...
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Canadian born to English mother and Canadian father

My mother was born in the UK in 1915 and left for Canada in 1921 and married a Canadian citizen in 1938. Child was born in Canada in 1943. Does child have any right to British passport/citizenship?
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A unique case of living in Canada indefinitely without PR or citizenship

How long do (grand)parents have to wait after leaving Canada after a 2 year stay in Canada on the Super visa before reentering the country for a yet another 2 year stay? Canada provides negligible ...
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Can I work remotely in Canada on a student permit?

I'm planning to study at an accredited university in Canada for 3 years. Can I do remote work for US companies with just a student permit, or will I have to get a work visa? EDIT: Does working as a ...
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Why does birth-tourism tend to target the US more than it does Canada? [closed]

Birth-tourism is an act of travelling to another country to give birth there in order for your newborn child to become a citizen of that country. This is a consequence of something called "jus soli". ...
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What happens paperwork wise when you are granted asylum in Canada? Is there a certificate?

Someone claims they were granted asylum in Canada and showed a document briefly. While it is easy to find Canadian citizenship certificates samples online (and I happen to have one too) I can't find ...
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What makes an individual's processing time?

Currently, the processing time mentioned for sponsoring a parent to come to Canada is 20-24 months. As I understand it, it represents the fact that may be around 50-75% applications are processed ...
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What is the process of paying import duty when receiving a package from the US in Canada?

I'll be visiting Canada soon and would like to order some used stuff from American sellers on eBay to my AirBnb. Shipping seems to be cheap but I'm a bit confused on how import taxes work at the post ...
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Why can't my father bring us to Canada when he is already a Canadian citizen? [closed]

My father, who is Pakistani, worked in the US for a few years. He then moved to Canada and has been there for a long time. He has been a Canadian citizen for a few years now. Why can't he take us with ...
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What are the steps to immigrate to Canada while retaining a steady supply of needed medication?

I am a mid-30's software developer wanting to emigrate from the US into Canada -- probably Ontario (having enjoyed a vacation to Toronto a few years ago). I speak and write English fluently, but as ...
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Help,my Canadian student visa got rejected.How do I address the concern of visa officer?. Will it effect my application if I apply to another country?

REFUSAL LETTER- Thank you for your interest in studying in Canada. After careful review of your study permit application and supporting documentation, I have determined that your application does not ...
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Have been deported from the US and trying to get visa for Canada. The consequences?

I was deported from the US in 2015 for 'F-1' student visa violation. I worked outside without a work permit. Point: They didn’t catch me from any working place. For some reason I was called into ...
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Do I have to leave Canada if I leave my job on a “Work permit”?

I know that in the US, someone has to leave within a grace period after quitting a job, even if the visa is still valid (for example, 30 days for F1-OPT). How is the situation in Canada? I have a work ...
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Can I travel to Canada/Mexico to when awaiting B2 extension results?

My parents arrived in the USA for 3 months initially, but because of COVID they had to file for an extension for their B-2 stay. They filed for the extension in April and they are waiting on USCIS to ...
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Working for a US-based company in Canada as an American citizen

My SO and I are contemplating moving to Toronto soon (within the next year or two) and I was curious as to what the process/restrictions/tax liability would be for us. I am currently a software ...
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Canada: will my student visa still be valid after I finish my studies?

I am a Swiss citizen and I used to be a student in UBC, Vancouver, Canada. I finished my PhD recently and moved back to Switzerland. For various reasons, I need to get back to Vancouver at some point. ...
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How to get medicines in Canada?

While you can carry your Schedule F medication when returning from abroad you are not allowed to receive it in the mail (http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/compli-conform/import-export/gui-0084_biu-uif-...
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J-2 visa renewal

Im a J-2 visa holder and Indian citizen. My husband is canadian and J-1 holder. Both our DS-2019 are valid. But visas expired. I had to travel to canada recently and now im here. In order to reenter ...
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27 year-old Canadian citizen looking to move to UK (can prove both grandfathers are UK citizens)

Do I need to get a job prior to my application for the UK Visa? The UK Ancestry Visa page says I need an offer, but I'm wondering how firm this is. Can I go the UK and stay for a few months while I ...
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Do USA citizen working as a contractor in Canada need to register anything in either USA or Canada?

I am an American citizen who will be working in Canada for 3 months as a contractor/freelancer. I already have a contract. This is my first time working as a non-salaried employee. Is there anything I ...
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Canada NOC code for Backend /Java developer

I have seen this link - NOC 2173 vs 2174 but still having some doubts. I am a java developer and my day to day work involve writing code, testing it, modifying existing code as per requirements. I ...
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If banned for life from entering USA for misrepresentation can we apply Canada PR through Express entry

If USA non-immigrant H-1B visa got refused for misrepresentation under (212(a)(6)(C)(i)) and banned for life to enter the USA, does that USA visa refusal will have impact in applying for Canada PR ...
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Can I pass a driving license in B.C. Canada with a valid visa but without being a resident of Canada?

Background information I am a Swiss citizen and I used to live in Vancouver, BC, Canada for the past 6 years and I moved to Switzerland three months ago. I hold a class 7 drivers license from ICBC (...
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If my US-citizen spouse visits Canada with me, can I then sponsor her for permanent residency?

I am a dual US/Canada citizen living in the United States. My wife is a US citizen only. We have both occasionally talked about whether it would be possible for us to move to Canada at some point in ...
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Canadian PGWP expiring in September: chances of entry denial at border?

I’m an Indian National holding a Post-graduate Open Work Permit (PGWP) in Canada which expires on 11th September 2020. I primarily live in Canada, have a valid job offer and have been invited to apply ...
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Canada Citizenship application

I have completed four years in Canada and as a permanent resident, I was thinking of applying for citizenship. The question I want to ask if whether I need to do a test to prove my English speaking ...
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Moving to Canada - Do I need to be physically present when household goods arrive in Canada?

I am currently inquiring with movers to move my personal items/household goods from Hong Kong to Canada. I will be flying to Canada around the same time as the moving of my items and hence will arrive ...
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Do Americans need approval from the United States government in order to become Canadians?

A family member living in the states is considering a move to Canada. He has rights to apply for citizenship there in an expedited manner, since he is descended from a Canadian citizen. He has been to ...
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How to read Unique Client Identifier (UCI) for Canadian Express Entry application?

I am applying on the Canadian Express Entry scheme. In the application form they asked me if I have ever applied for immigration, refugee or citizenship status of Canada before? I did apply for a ...
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NOC code for Senior Software Developer - 2173 or 2174 [duplicate]

I have created an express entry profile for Canadian PR. I am confused between NOC code 2173 & 2174. I am not sure which one should I use. My job position, roles & responsibilities in the ...
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Roles and responsibilities for a Java Backend developer [duplicate]

My company has given me an experience letter and below are the roles and responsibilities listed in it. Please guide me in choosing 2173 vs 2174 as NOC code. There's still some room for changes so ...
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Applying for the BC PNP Tech Pilot Program While Working Remotely

I'm a student in BC, Canada, recently I got a job offer for a company for an IT position (DevOps Consultant), the company is located in both Ottawa and Toronto, but it doesn't have any offices in BC, ...
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Regarding work visas and criminal records from non-native country

If someone were to have a clean record from a their native country and country of origin, but have a criminal record in an outside country, would that affect applying for work visas in countries like ...
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Applying for a Super visa without immigration consultant or lawyer [closed]

I would like to apply for a super visa for my mother back at home but I don't have any siblings back at home and my mother is alone. She does have a brother and a sister who live close by. I am ...
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Difference in parent's name on my documents vs his name on his documents for Canadian Super Visa

My father's name mentioned in my documents differs from the name on his own ID's. On all my documents, Passport, Birth Certificate, etc., my father's name is written as Dr G N Ar***. However, in all ...
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Becoming a permanent resident of Canada with a remote US job

My SO and I have decided to get married and we have looking to settle down in Canada. She is a Canadian citizen and is able to sponsor my residency. I am a US Citizen. We are choosing Canada since her ...
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Move belongings from USA to Canada while temporarily staying in home country India?

I don't have a Canadian visa just yet, so I'll first move to my home country of India for a month. I can't take my stuff to India and will have to rely on packers and movers to transport it from the ...
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Renew California drivers license after expiration: Does it make a difference if I have the (expired) card or not?

I have the following situation: Lived in California for 7 years under F-1 visa and had DL (+RealID). My current ID expires in Aug. I "temporarily" moved to Canada for about a year. I will come back ...
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How does foreign drivers license exchange work in Quebec?

I have read everything I could find but I did not find answers to the most important question: How does the exchange work PHYSICALLY? (Note: my DL is from one of the countries with a reciprocal ...
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Requirements for US retiree to move to Canada

We’re not planning to move to Canada, but we’re curious about the requirements.  A government website has a multiple-choice app to tell you if you’re eligible. But it won’t work unless you have a ...
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Can someone working in USA with H1B visa get PR of Canada?

If I have a H1B visa and working in USA, can I apply and get PR of Canada? If so, how much time will it take considering that I would be staying in USA?
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Can green card holders travel from country (restricted to travel due to COVID-19) to US via Canada using eTA?

This link https://ca.usembassy.gov/travel-restrictions-fact-sheet/ says: U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, and individuals with valid travel documents will be exempted. Does it mean one can ...

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