As previously discussed on this blog, one of the ways to satisfy the residency obligation of maintaining permanent residency is to be employed outside of Canada on a full-time basis by a Canadian business or in the federal public administration or the public service of a province. A thorny issue that has arisen in the context of determining whether someone meets this requirement is whether an employee had been “assigned” to an overseas affiliate of a Canadian business, and whether it was necessary for there to actually be an “assignment” […]

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