Can you live in Canada as a U.S. green card holder and still work in the United States? And the answer is yes, you can. There’s three basic criteria that you must prove in order to do this, and you will qualify for what is called a commuter green card. A commuter green card allows you to live in Canada while commuting back and forth to work in the United States.
- The first major criteria is that you have to be a lawful permanent resident or green card holder.
- The second, you must be living in Canada.
- And the third, you need to establish that you have been working in the United States in the six months prior to making that application, and that can be done by showing pay statements or a letter of employment from a U.S. employee.
This would then qualify you for that commuter green card status and would allow you to live in Canada while commuting back and forth to the United States to work. This is very common for Canadians, especially in the Ontario area that commute back and forth to work in the United States, but maintain a residence in Canada while they’re U.S. green card holders.