Have a question about canadian PR and working in the us for a canadian company. I am already working in US for an

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JA: What steps have been taken? Has any paperwork been filed with the U.S. government?
Customer: I am already working in US for an American Company. I want to immigrate to Canada asap. Before that I have a candian offer. Can I start the job in US bwfore I travle bac to canada remotely?
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer about this?
Customer: no
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Hello - My name is ***** ***** I'm happy to assist you today. I am a Canadian lawyer who can answer immigration law questions.

Have you submitted a PR application yet and do you still have a Canadian job offer ?

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Hello Joanne
Customer
I have already received a PR.
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but currently I am living in USA on H1B.
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I was wondering if I have an offer from Canada and they expect me start sooner, can I start working for the canadian company right away on Canadian Payroll?
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I see - So to clarify, you have received the Confirmation of Permanent Residence document but would like to start working for a Canadian employer before coming to the Canada to be officially landed as PR - is that correct ?

And, what is the time gap between working for the Canadian employer and the date you plan to come to Canada to live ?

Customer
I have also landed and got the PR card. And then I had to come back to the US to work for my current company.
Customer
I just wanted to know if I can start working for the canadian employer remotely from the US as a Permanent Resident?
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I understand now - Yes, you can leave Canada after you get your PR and work in the US for your current company and still retain your PR status if you live in Canada at least 2 years out of the past 5 years. This 5 years is calculated on a rolling basis so whenever you re-enter Canada, you look back 5 years to calculate if you have the two years or back to the date of your landing if it is less than 5 years.

Does this answer your question ?

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That partly answers my question.
What my exact question is - I am planning to move to Canada permanently by november or december. If I get a job offer from Canada before I move there, Can I start working for them remotely from the US before I permanently move?
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JJL11, Expert

Yes, you can do this . Once you are landed, you can start working legally for a Canadian employer even if you are not living in Canada.

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