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Prussian
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« on: May 07, 2008, 08:26:54 am »

What is the impact of paying Canadian income taxes as a permanent resident in regard to qualifying for Canadian citizenship?  If, for instance, I were to pay Canadian income taxes for four consecutive years (even if I were not fully resident during that time), would I likely qualify for citizenship? When?
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« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2008, 05:44:03 pm »

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What is the impact of paying Canadian income taxes as a permanent resident in regard to qualifying for Canadian citizenship?  If, for instance, I were to pay Canadian income taxes for four consecutive years (even if I were not fully resident during that time), would I likely qualify for citizenship? When?

No. you require physical presence for citizenship.

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« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2009, 12:45:47 pm »

What about being physically present but not paying taxes?? Any impact?
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« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2009, 08:14:46 pm »

If you're physically present in Canda more than 183 days each year, you must file a tax return. Presumably there would be some taxes to pay. But even if you're exempted from taxes by a tax treaty, this would have no effect on citizenship aspirations.
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