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Mark Atwood
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I'm in Toronto, but am I "working" in Toronto?
After I got off the plane in Toronto, I had to waste my time dealing with a pair of Canadian Immigration officers while they tried to decide what to do with me, and whether I needed to purchase a work permit or not. They finally decided not.

The distributed locationless internet-enabled model is colliding hard with the old regime of labor immigration and work visas.

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Current Location: Novotel Hotel, Toronto, Onterio, CANADA

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lishablog From: lishablog Date: November 20th, 2007 01:09 pm (UTC) (Link)

Locationless Work

Oo... Do you care to elaborate a bit? This is interesting.

I take it that you are not working for a customer in Toronto, but that while you are in Toronto you are working on stuff in general? What was it that brought up the question in the first place, and how did it get settled?

When I was in New Zealand Dec 2006-Jan 2007 I was working for a company in San Francisco. I wasn't dealing with any customers in New Zealand. I was just there on a regular visa waiver. But then, I don't think that the question of work came up at all when I went through the checkpoint at the airport.
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