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matteosc

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You can be. Its just like, once you are approved for Canada, you have to give away the other one. You can apply for Canada PR and use your US Green Card until the former is approved.
Yes, in practice you can apply for both, but then you can keep only one at the time (at least in principles).
 

Souskhaj

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Yes, in practice you can apply for both, but then you can keep only one at the time (at least in principles).
This is not true. There is no rule that says you cannot be PR of both countries as long as you meet the residency requirements of both countries (being present in Canada for 2 years out of 5 years and 1.5 years out of 5 years in the US (since you have an American spouse)). Also, eventually you can become both Canadian and American citizens. There is no law that prevents that.
 
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matteosc

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This is not true. There is no rule that says you cannot be PR of both countries as long as you meet the residency requirements of both countries (being present in Canada for 2 years out of 5 years and 1.5 years out of 5 years in the US (since you have an American spouse)). Also, eventually you can become both Canadian and American citizens. There is no law that prevents that.
I do not think it is as simple as that. Just as an example, you can read here. I think it is a tricky situation, which I would like not to face; the issue is that I am almost forced to apply for Green Card, since IRCC cannot provide any timeline for the Canada PR processing....
 

AMberWorld

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Hi @legalfalcon I applied under BC PNP in Feb. 2020 still waiting for confirmation. do you have any idea how much long it is going to take. have you recently seen any movement in PNP files ? from Feb. 2020 getting decisions. dotn know what to do. I am so down right now. thinking about it day and night. ive asked plenty of time via webform they just say its under processing. should i hire a lawyer or something ? what do you suggest
 
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legalfalcon

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Hi @legalfalcon I applied under BC PNP in Feb. 2020 still waiting for confirmation. do you have any idea how much long it is going to take. have you recently seen any movement in PNP files ? from Feb. 2020 getting decisions. dotn know what to do. I am so down right now. thinking about it day and night. ive asked plenty of time via webform they just say its under processing. should i hire a lawyer or something ? what do you suggest
Are you in Canada and are you dependents in Canada as well?
 

Souskhaj

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I do not think it is as simple as that. Just as an example, you can read here. I think it is a tricky situation, which I would like not to face; the issue is that I am almost forced to apply for Green Card, since IRCC cannot provide any timeline for the Canada PR processing....
Totally agree. I did not say that it's easy. I just said that it's possible and legal. You do not have to give up one of the PRs if you do not want to.
 
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legalfalcon

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@legalfalcon yes its me and my spouse only. we are in Canada and we never left. just waiting for COPR. Please advice us something.
Currently, IRCC is prioritizing CEC applications only. All others will have to wait. However, FSW and PNP applications are getting PPR and e-COPRS, but its slow.
 

legalfalcon

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Will IRCC change their priorities in September or sometime this year?
Eventually, they will. When, now that needs to be seen.
 
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hotshoto

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Hi @legalfalcon,

My company allows for remote work which means that I will potentially be able to go to Canada on a tourist visa (eTA) for a while and work from there. As far as I understand, since it's not a Canadian related entity I don't need to have a work visa to do this? Would I still need to inform the IRCC about this? I.e. that I am in Canada for a few months?

Also, if COPRs get processed for outland applications while I am there, would I be able to just stay in the country and get it "stamped" or would I need to go back to sort it out? (I have an EU passport so no counterfoil required as far as I know)
 
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Twinkle2500

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@legalfalcon

My application AOR Feb 2020 is BC EE along with my spouse both inland.

I recently changed employment and requested/submitted post nomination request for bc pnp. Am I also supposed to send my new offer of employment to IRCC via Web forms?
 

legalfalcon

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@legalfalcon

My application AOR Feb 2020 is BC EE along with my spouse both inland.

I recently changed employment and requested/submitted post nomination request for bc pnp. Am I also supposed to send my new offer of employment to IRCC via Web forms?
Ideally, you should.
 
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legalfalcon

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Sep 21, 2015
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9,277
Montréal, Quebec, Canada
Category........
FSW
Visa Office......
Ottawa
NOC Code......
4112
App. Filed.......
03-09-2015
Doc's Request.
01-10-2015
AOR Received.
03-09-2015
Med's Done....
17-08-2015
Passport Req..
05-04-2016
VISA ISSUED...
12-04-2016
LANDED..........
05-05-2016
Hi @legalfalcon,

My company allows for remote work which means that I will potentially be able to go to Canada on a tourist visa (eTA) for a while and work from there. As far as I understand, since it's not a Canadian related entity I don't need to have a work visa to do this? Would I still need to inform the IRCC about this? I.e. that I am in Canada for a few months?

Also, if COPRs get processed for outland applications while I am there, would I be able to just stay in the country and get it "stamped" or would I need to go back to sort it out? (I have an EU passport so no counterfoil required as far as I know)
To receive your COPR while you are in Canada you will have to update your address with IRCC.

As regards your job, if you are not working for a Canadian entity, you should not have any issues.