days or hours in Canada? - Confused

My_question_is: Applicable to both US and Canada
Subject: days or hours in Canada? - Confused
Expert: taxman@centa.com
Date: Friday March 09, 2007
Time: 10:05 AM -0500

QUESTION:

David,
Here is your recent quote from recent replies:
"Living in the US and commuting to work in Canada is a day in the US. Both countries say days but really mean "where do you sleeep. If you sleep in the US, you are in the US. Also, for the most paret the US counts an hour inthe US as a day and Canada (by tradition although they tried to change it five years ago) counts hours as hours and an hour a day for 24 days would only be 1 day."


As far as I am concerned, staying overnight at your lady friend's house in Canada every Saturday night would not be enough to count against you. Two nights a week likely would. Inveite her to the US for the odd weekend. And, when you take a vacation, try Alaska, the Grand Canyon, White Sands desert, Florida, Hawaii, Plymouth Rock, Fort Sumter and Gettysburg rather than Lake Louise, Fort Louisburg, L'Anse aux Meadows and/or the polar bears at Churchill. That way, you have spent the time in the US
. david"

I am concerened because I live in Canada and commute to USA and come back daily ( 4 days a week) nver stayed back or had sleep in USA.
I want to complete 3 years in Canada for Cnadaian Citizenship.
Do I have to calculate hours I stayed in USA.
I heard I can count all days in Canada from somwhere.
Does hours really matter to me. OR I can count all days sslept in Cnada as full days in canada
Thanks a lot!
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david ingram replies:

No!

As my answer says, it is where you spend the night that counts. Each night counts as a day for your immigration. You need 1095 days out of 1460 days (3 out of 4 years) to qualify for your Canadian citizenship.

Being in Canada part of every day and every night is residence in Canda for citizenship purposes.

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