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Landing & Leaving - Jeopardize our Status? 

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Posted On: 3/31/2016
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Hi there,

My family and I are Permanent Residents of Canada. I am the principal applicant.

We landed last March 24, 2016.

However, I am still intending to leave Canada to finish off my work outside Canada and settle our properties there (my wife and my child will remain in Canada).

So I will be outside Canada from April 2016 to January 2017 (9 months).

After then, I will permanently reside and work in Toronto.

My questions are:

(a) Will living outside of Canada for 9 months after just a short landing jeopardize my PR and my intended citizenship?

(b) Will my child still receive child care benefit even if I (the principal) live outside of Canada?

Would appreciate your feedback.

Thanks,
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PMM
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Posted On: 3/31/2016
PMM
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Hi


1. No, as long as you reside in Canada for 2 year out of every 5 year period after you "land"
2. Time outside Canada doesn't count towards citizenship.
3. For your child to receive Child benefits, you have to report your earnings outside Canada.

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Posted On: 4/1/2016
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

Regarding your question,

(b) Will my child still receive child care benefit even if I (the principal) live outside of Canada?


You can find some detailed information on how to apply and what the requirements are in our Settlement.Org How do I apply for the CCTB? article.

I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.

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Anna
Settlement.Org Content and Information/Referral Specialist, CIRS
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