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Working remotely from Canada for US company

Discussion in 'Canada - Visiting, Living in, Moving to or Moving ' started by pseetha123!!!, Mar 22, 2018.

  1. pseetha123!!!

    pseetha123!!! New Member

    my friend is working for a US company. The company has no entity in Canada. He is in h1b and just got his Canada PR. Should he maintain his h1b to be in US payroll?
     
  2. Sm1smom

    Sm1smom Super Moderator

    H1B is meant for working and living in the US. Your friend cannot be on H1B status while living in Canada. H1B status can only be maintained from within the US.
     
  3. pseetha123!!!

    pseetha123!!! New Member

    Yes, he's aware of that. Assuming he visits US once a month. Would he have issues in renewing his h1b? Since there are people in border who travel every day to US from Canada
     
  4. Sm1smom

    Sm1smom Super Moderator

    People who travel everyday from Canada to US are not in the same scenario you initially asked about. You can’t have a H1B status and work remotely from outside the US! The H1B is meant from working from an indentified employer’s location within the US.
     
  5. pseetha123!!!

    pseetha123!!! New Member

    OK. So what's the solution for him?
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  6. 1AurCitizen

    1AurCitizen Registered Users (C)

    He ought to decide what he wants. Either live and work in Canada, presumably with his newly-attained permanent status there, or live in the US to maintain his H1b status. One wonders why does one get Canadian PR status without an intention to live in Canada permanently.
     
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  7. Sm1smom

    Sm1smom Super Moderator

    Solution is easy: maintain his LPR status in Canada by living and working there, or give that up and continue working in the US on H1B - you can’t eat your cake and still have it, you have to choose.
     
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