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Will I lose PR if transferred to the US via L1?

lealfs

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Sep 22, 2019
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My company wants to transfer me to the US. I’m currently a Canadian PR. If I get transferred to the US and have to stay there for more than five years, will I lose my PR?

Or immigration understands that i had no choice and I’m able to keep my PR after that period?
 

Bs65

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Mar 22, 2016
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To keep your Canadian PR you need to be in Canada for 2 years in any 5 year period.

Usually Immigration would probably not consider moving only for employment as a valid reason to retain your PR status given generally that is considered a personal choice.

Usually the only possible exceptions might be if you have a spouse who is a Canadian citizen that you are accompanying or this happens to be a temporary assignment from a Canadian employer then returning to same employer in Canada although 5 years might be a stretch to be considered temporary.

There is no way unfortunately to predict or guarantee in advance how IRCC would react to anyone retaining their PR status although maybe an L1 visa by its nature is temporary assignment so may meet that condition. Assume that you may still be paid in Canada, pay taxes and be employed by the Canadian company but working temporarily for a US subsidiary.
 
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scylla

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Visa Office......
Buffalo
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28-05-2010
AOR Received.
19-08-2010
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28-06-2010
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01-10-2010
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05-10-2010
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05-10-2010
My company wants to transfer me to the US. I’m currently a Canadian PR. If I get transferred to the US and have to stay there for more than five years, will I lose my PR?

Or immigration understands that i had no choice and I’m able to keep my PR after that period?
Does your company have Canadian operations? Are you currently working for this company in Canada?