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Can Canadian Citizen incorporate in United States?

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Can Canadian Citizen incorporate in United States?

Can Canadian Citizen incorporate in United States? And register a company to work as a contractor in united states?

Thanks. Any firm can do this?
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Deal Fanatic
Jul 4, 2004
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Anyone can incorporate a business in the US but you still need work authorization. Having a US Corporation may actually make that even more complicated (It may be hard or possibly impossible for a US corporation that you own to get you US work authorization).

I'm not an accountant but I do not believe there are any tax benefits of doing this unless your intention is to not be considered a Canadian resident for tax purposes.
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Oct 18, 2014
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Looking for a job in the US without having sponsorship and/or work permit?

If you are serious, consult an immigration lawyer, that's what we do.
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Anybody know any forum for Canadians working in United States?
ilovetoyota wrote: Can Canadian Citizen incorporate in United States? And register a company to work as a contractor in united states?

Thanks. Any firm can do this?
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Aug 11, 2003
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ilovetoyota wrote: Can Canadian Citizen incorporate in United States? And register a company to work as a contractor in united states?

Thanks. Any firm can do this?
What's your issue really though?

Is it that you want to work States side as a Canadian citizen? If so, a TN work permit works. These days they're issuing those in 3 year increments.

How to get a TN? A very high level:
- Your profession must be on the list of NAFTA approved employments
- You apply for a job at a US company
- You are successful in landing a job offer
- Your company's legal team will draft a package for you which would include a TN letter of offer
- Now take this legal package along with resume and degrees to any Canadian point of entry
- Depending on many factors, this process can take up to 6 hours at the border
- Pay $ USD 50
- Start your job
- Its dependent on the US officer but the max allowed term is 3 years
- Its renewable

If you want to discuss, inbox me.
Please thank me if you find this helpful
Deal Addict
Aug 18, 2018
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ilovetoyota wrote: Anybody know any forum for Canadians working in United States?
Canuck Abroad. The community has been pretty dead for a while, but there's a treasure trove of useful posts that are archived and freely available.

Also as people have asked, what exactly is your end goal here? If you just want to work in the US, you can apply for a TN as long as your occupation is NAFTA eligible. If not, you can always play the H-1B lottery and hope you get lucky. If you have longer term plans of immigrating to the US, then that's a whole other can of worms you should do some reading up on.
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I am working in the IT field, so I want to incorporate and work as a contractor for a US company in the hope the expense out some expenses like travel.

My potential employer's HR policy is that they only deal with company incorporate in United States. That's why I am asking if a Canadian citizen can incorporate in United States.
doomhammer wrote: What's your issue really though?

Is it that you want to work States side as a Canadian citizen? If so, a TN work permit works. These days they're issuing those in 3 year increments.

How to get a TN? A very high level:
- Your profession must be on the list of NAFTA approved employments
- You apply for a job at a US company
- You are successful in landing a job offer
- Your company's legal team will draft a package for you which would include a TN letter of offer
- Now take this legal package along with resume and degrees to any Canadian point of entry
- Depending on many factors, this process can take up to 6 hours at the border
- Pay $ USD 50
- Start your job
- Its dependent on the US officer but the max allowed term is 3 years
- Its renewable

If you want to discuss, inbox me.
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Feb 9, 2009
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It’s almost 2020... Canada and the US should allow the free exchange of talent without work visas. Just have a rule that you cannot claim welfare or social benefits of that country but I believe if a Canadian wants to work in the us or vice versa we should be allowed. It’s time to open borders up
Between the two countries now.

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