Can I live in US and work in Canada?


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Yes, you can live in the US and work in Canada. However, there are certain requirements that you need to fulfill to work in Canada as a foreign national.


If you are a US citizen, you may be eligible to apply for a Canadian work permit or apply to work in Canada under the Federal Skilled Worker Program, which could eventually lead to Canada PR.

If you are a Canadian citizen living in the US, you can still work in Canada without a work permit. Since citizens can’t lose that status no matter how long they live in another country, you won’t need a work permit to work in Canada.


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However, residing in the US and working in Canada has tax implications. To work in Canada as a foreign national, you need to obtain a work permit. The type of work permit you need depends on the type of work you’ll be doing.

If you are just transferring within the same company to a branch office in Canada, you may be able to do so as an Intra-Company Transfer. Certain tech occupations, and companies, will allow you to move to Canada in about four weeks through the Global Talent Stream.

The hiring process under this fast-track program involves meeting certain requirements, such as completing an LMIA, and commitment to certain salary requirements, among others.


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