Hello, Im an International Student, with a permanent residence of the U.S. i will be done with my studies in december, but im planning to purchase a car from the u.s. am i allow to drive my new car in canada while i finish my studies here in canada???
I know that residents of canada are not allow to drive u.s. plated cars in canada, but im not a resident, im an international student, i have no right here to work, i only can study. but they told me that international students are considered residents, so this is confuisng cuase i do not have many of the rights that the residents have, such as working, social insurance number and probably many more rights, like paying cheaper tuitions etc... my driver license is from the u.s. and i definately have no plans of staying in canada after im done with my studies.
also, they also told me that one of the reasons residents arnt allowed to drive u.s. plated cars in canada is because they could sell them. but even if someone wants to sell a u.s. plated car in canada they have to first get the plates of the province of where they are residing therefore going through all the importation procedures.
1. yes, as long as your temporary status is less than 3 years as a student/worker or 12 months as a vistior, otherwise you have to import the car.