New Permanent Resident of Canada as of 2015. Still Living/Working in USA for 2 years. Any returns need to be filed going forward?

I have been a US Citizen since birth and I currently work for a US company. However as of this year I was just granted permanent resident status in Canada. I just landed in February and instantly returned back to the US. I plan to live and work in the USA for 2 more years prior to moving to Canada and working for a company there. Do I need to file any tax returns in Canada even if I don't live there yet? I always assumed I would just start doing both Canadian and US returns AFTER I move in 2 years.

I know as a US citizen I will always need to file returns there after I leave but what about me being just a Canadian PR before I come there?

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Canada taxes on residency rather than citizenship, so as long as you have no Canadian income to report, you do not have to file in Canada.

Be aware that you need to be careful of your permanent resident status. There are residence requirements of two years in five or you can lose it.  I don't know if that is at the beginning, middle, or end.

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