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Volunteer Work Outside Canada - PR Residency? 

ForumUser
ForumUser
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Posted On: 15 days ago
ForumUser
ForumUser
Posts: 398
Hello,

I would like to know if the absence from the country to work in a NGO as a volunteer cooperant counts for the residence period of 730 days.

Tks,
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PMM
PMM
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Posted On: 14 days ago
PMM
PMM
Posts: 339
Hi


ForumUser wrote:
Hello,

I would like to know if the absence from the country to work in a NGO as a volunteer cooperant counts for the residence period of 730 days.

Tks,


1. No it doesn't.

Time spent outside Canada may also count towards the two years if you are:
  • travelling with your spouse or partner who is a Canadian citizen,
  • a childFootnote 1 travelling with his or her father or mother who is a Canadian citizen,
  • an employee of (or under contract to) a Canadian business.
It may also count if you are:
  • travelling with your spouse or partner who is a permanent resident and works full-time for:
    • a Canadian business, or
    • the public service of Canada or a province,
  • a child travelling with his or her father or mother who is a permanent resident and who works full-time for:
    • a Canadian business, or
    • the public service of Canada or a province.
  • an employee of (or under contract to) the public service of Canada or a province and you are on a full-time assignment to:
    • a position outside Canada,
    • a partner business outside Canada, or
    • a client of the Canadian business or the public service outside Canada.
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