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Living in Canada for 2-3 only while working remotely for US employer

ahmadka

Hero Member
May 31, 2012
324
2
Category........
Visa Office......
Ottawa
NOC Code......
2173
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
28-07-2015
Doc's Request.
07-08-2015
AOR Received.
01-10-2015
Passport Req..
05-04-2016
VISA ISSUED...
12-04-2016
I'm currently living and working in the US while on H-1B Visa, but wanted to come to Canada for 2-3 months to explore the job market there. While in Canada, I want to continue working for my US employer remotely. My manager is okay with me working remotely from Canada for 2-3 months. However, my company doesn't have a Canadian branch.

Can I continue to earn US salary the way I'm earning now, or will changes need to be made in some way ?
Also, will I need to file Canadian taxes (which I've never done before) ?
 

scylla

VIP Member
Jun 8, 2010
65,417
9,113
Toronto
Category........
Visa Office......
Buffalo
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
28-05-2010
AOR Received.
19-08-2010
File Transfer...
28-06-2010
Passport Req..
01-10-2010
VISA ISSUED...
05-10-2010
LANDED..........
05-10-2010
What's your status in Canada? Are you a PR? Or not a PR?
 

KletAnom

Newbie
May 24, 2020
2
0
Hi @scylla

Not OP but in a similar situation. I'm a Canadian PR who might need to continue working for a US employer (W2 employee on O work visa) for a short period (1 - 3 months) after landing in Canada. Same questions as OP: How do I file Canadian taxes for 2020 if I'm only on US payroll with usual taxes and deductions (fed, state, fica, etc.)? For US 2020, do I file 1040 or 1040-NR if I move to Canada in June (<180 days). Any other issues you see with this arrangement?