Canadian Citizenship Application: Does working for Canadian employer overseas count towards citizenship?
If I am working for a Canadian employer in Vietnam, does the time I spent there count towards my citizenship requirement?
Days spent working for a Canadian employer abroad can automatically be used for renewal of permanent resident status but it is not so straight forward with citizenship applications. The Citizenship Act requires 1095 days or three years of “residence” as a Permanent Resident in Canada within the four years immediately preceding the citizenship application. If you apply with less than 1095 days in Canada, your application will most likely be rejected.
If you are not sure whether you are eligible for citizenship, you should contact an immigration representative to obtain proper legal information.