You would be considered a Factual Resident.
The following are some cases where you would be considered a Factual Resident:
- Temporarily outside of Canada for part of the year.
- If you work outside the country but come back off and on,
- If you are a teacher or attend school outside the country.
- If you commute back and forth, either daily or weekly to your place of work, such as crossing the USA border.
- If you vacation outside the country for part of the year.
Some other considerations are,
- property in Canada,
- memberships in recreational or religious organizations,
- employed with a Canadian business,
- Canadian bank accounts,
- Driver’s License
You are taxed as if you never left the country, so you will continue to report your Canadian sourced income, as well as income earned in the country you work/live in, claiming all your credits and deductions. You can claim federal and provincial non-refundable tax credits.
For more information, please see:
- What Is the Difference Between Factual and Deemed Residency?
- Factual residents – Temporarily outside of Canada
- Non-Resident & Deemed Non-Resident
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