I already found an accountant that moved here from Brazil and continued on the same line of work. I booked a consultation for May - after tax season.Hey @danny_scars how are you?
I think even after landing you can go back to the home country and stay for 2 years before then moving over for the remaining 3 years to meet the PR renewal residency requirements.
There is something where you can argue that your center of economic activity is NOT Canada and hence only pay taxes in the home country.
For example if you own no property in Canada derive no income from Canada do not reside in Canada and spouse and yourself live in home country 365 days of the year.
You can read more there. You can make a good case for argument that despite landing and obtaining PR your parents have not moved to Canada at all. Hence they are not considered residents of Canada....yet.
To be safe speak to an accountant. But I think this is a fair argument. No dwelling. No dependents. No income from Canada. You are also preparing to make the move over the next 2 years.
My mom has been living here for at least 4 or 5 years now (she only leaves for maybe a month when supervisa time's up) and once she gets her PR I have no reason to send her back home - in fact I shiver every time she has to go back.
I have no issue whatsoever with her filing and paying for taxes, as pointed out by Mrs. Almighty my mom will be enjoying the perks of being a resident, I just legit did not think about the ins and outs of that: she already pays 27.5% on her pension back home and so my first reaction to the tax post on this thread was to freak out a little bit. I just need to gather the correct information and make sure this is indeed for the best - luckily we don't have investments, properties, family or anything really back home, just her retirement pension and the plan is for her not to work here.
Anyway, I am still stuck In Progress... I will definitely find more information in May, I am happy I have found this thread and got to think about this.