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Subject: sponsoring while working outside Canada
  Good day,

Will be moving to Canada this year (first timer) as permanent resident, unfortunately without my family. I do plan to sponsor them as soon as possible after arriving in Canada.

The problem I have is that I?m currently employed in Hong Kong and and continue working with my employer by working remotely in Canada, but still will need to travel a lot (of course will take note of the limitations on how long I can be outside Canada given my Permanent Resident status). Also my employer is not a Canadian Company.

My biggest worry is that given my employer is Hong Kong based, I may be classified as not residing in Canada. I do plan to maintain my apartment in Hong Kong and a house in the Philippines as I travel a lot in Asia given the nature of my work.

Also, I can say that, even if I will joined by my Family in Canada, I will still continue working in Hong Kong given that pay is good and the flexibility to work in Canada.

Not really sure if this a problem given that I have the impression that most immigrant resign from their work and move totally in Canada.

Thanks for any advise.

BR, JOJO
NOTE: I did post this as a reply to "Sponsoring My Wife While outside Canada."... but thought best to start a new topic as it is of different condition.

[02-03-2009,12:40]
[**.152.149.177]
Jojo
(in reply to: sponsoring while working outside Canada)

You do plan to sponsor them? Did you include them in you PR application?

If you didn´t and you land as a PR you will never be able to sponsor them, you will be charge for misrepresentation and more likely CIC will either refuse your entry or come after your PR when you try to sponsor them.

If everything is order, you need to fullfil your residency requirements in order to keep your status as a PR.

Cheers,

Bill


[02-03-2009,14:02]
[**.196.87.2]
Bill
(in reply to: sponsoring while working outside Canada)
you will need to be very careful about showing your ties to Canada. If your employer is not in Canada, that may be problematic.
[02-03-2009,14:30]
[***.20.116.15]
Sharon
(in reply to: sponsoring while working outside Canada)
Thanks Bill and Sharon,

I did include them in my PR application, actually, was already planning to pay for their permanent landing fee as advised by CIC should I want to include them given I already satisfy the financial requirement. The mistake I made is I already sent my passport to visa stamp, which has closed my case... meaning cannot change the condition of my family to accompany me to Canada.

Sticking to current employment is really my concern... given the economic climate, would not be advisable to resign....and I really like my job right now.

Considering of opening a consultancy registered in Canada so I can still continue to take jobs in Asia.

Again thanks.... JOJO

[02-03-2009,14:47]
[**.152.149.177]
Jojo
(in reply to: sponsoring while working outside Canada)
Unusual Posting

Family man applies for Permanent Residency with non-accompanying family

Never intends to reside in Canada.

I am not impressed about a house in the Philippines but a apartment in Hong Kong large enough for a family hmmm.

Then JoJo has actually read the manuals about working for a Canadian company on a full time basis while outside of Canada. Why do I get upset at postings like this-----

Yesterday an Asian called and informed me that his (ADOPTED) daughter had been living in his home country since 1997 and was refused to return to Canada because of her PR status had expired.

He fought and got her Canadian Citizenship!

Now the ADOPTED daughter aka Canadian wants to sponsor her Husband, and her three children age 10, 7, and 5.

WHEN I ASKED IF SHE HAD EVER PAID ANY TAXES THE MAN SAID NO SHE HAS NEVER REALLY LIVED HERE.

So JoJo how are you going to help the Canadian economy

I do not like people who use Canada as if my country is a Prostitute.

Bad Coffee Morning.

Roy
www.cvimmigration.com

[03-03-2009,09:23]
[**.55.219.100]
Roy
(in reply to: sponsoring while working outside Canada)
Hi Roy,

Apologies as I may have not relayed properly my situation, leading to your negative feedback.

"Family man applies for Permanent Residency with non-accompanying family "
...Please read my previous post!

"Never intends to reside in Canada."
Never did say this... its just I have a good job now in HKG and my family will not accompanying me. Of course moving permanently in Canada will be a process.

"So JoJo how are you going to help the Canadian economy"
Have you heard of a Canadians working outside canada... normally called expats... same scenario. My primary objective in going to Canada is for my family to live there, I did understand that Canada has the best standard of living. Meaning, I´ll be sending money back to Canada if I continue to work with foreign companies. I never mentioned that I don´t want to work in Canada, I´m just being prudent given the climate due to this financial crisis. If I find a good job in Canada, of course I will take it.

"I am not impressed about a house in the Philippines but a apartment in Hong Kong large enough for a family hmmm."
Seems you took this differently...

"I do not like people who use Canada as if my country is a Prostitute. "
A bit harsh .... you´re making a bad example for a Canadian with that attitude...

JJ


[03-03-2009,11:23]
[**.152.240.97]
Jojo
(in reply to: sponsoring while working outside Canada)
unfortunately, Roys scenario is more common than not and to be honest - it rubs lots of people the wrong way.

Dad comes to Canada, buys a big house...brings family so kids can get good education. Mom and grandma live in house, Mom travels back and forth to HK. Father rarely home. Nobody learns english. Kids get cheap education or more often - start getting into trouble because there is zero family structure. 20 year old kids driving $90K cars that daddy bought them with his HK salary are everywhere.

the scenario might be legal, it may be valuable to the immigrant but does absolutely nothing for improving Canada.


[03-03-2009,15:14]
[***.20.116.15]
Sharon
(in reply to: sponsoring while working outside Canada)
Jojo,

Other than the tax issue (consult a tax expert), you should not face any problem.

[03-03-2009,16:25]
[**.212.25.183]
Samm
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[21-03-2009,07:22]
[***.229.242.56]
George Joseph
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Good day,

I moved out from India as permanent resident to canada, with my family. I do plan to leave them and continue working with my employer at OMAN, but still will need to travel a lot (of course will take note of the limitations on how long I can be outside Canada to maintain my Permanent Resident status). Also my employer is not a Canadian Company.

My biggest worry is that given my employer is OMAN based, I may be classified as not residing in Canada. I do plan to maintain my PR as I travel a lot in Asia given the nature of my work.

Not really sure if this a problem given that I have the impression that most immigrant resign from their work and move totally in Canada.

Thanks for any advise.

[20-04-2009,20:35]
[**.12.196.120]
Poornendra V Shukla