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PR days count outside Canada 

EsmailCanada
EsmailCanada
Posts: 1


Posted On: 9/14/2021
EsmailCanada
EsmailCanada
Posts: 1
Hi,

I got PR in 2018 and was able to live one year in Canada.
Due to the pandemic, I went to birth country to live with family.

I am not sure if I can go back right now but do not want to lose my PR status.

How can I get my days counted being outside Canada?

My daughter is a Citizen and my wife has PR.

Can I have income in Canada, pay taxes, and get my PR days counted?
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PMM
PMM
Posts: 641


Posted On: 9/15/2021
PMM
PMM
Posts: 641
Hi


EsmailCanada wrote:
Hi,

I got PR in 2018 and was able to live one year in Canada.
Due to the pandemic, I went to birth country to live with family.

I am not sure if I can go back right now but do not want to lose my PR status.

How can I get my days counted being outside Canada?

My daughter is a Citizen and my wife has PR.


Can I have income in Canada, pay taxes, and get my PR days counted?


1. No, as your spouse is not a Canadian citizen you have to reside in Canada for 730 days in every 5 year period. So if you left in 2019 you have been outside Canada for about 2 years. You and your spouse will have to return so that you have 1 more year of residence before 5th anniversary date of your landing.
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