You must meet all three of these conditions to qualify:
you were a resident of Canada throughout the year
you earned income from employment or business
at the end of the year, you were 19 years of age or older or you resided with your spouse or common-law partner or your child
The condition that appears to cause issues is the first condition, but based on the information given, it is unclear whether the individual is an immigrant or was a resident throughout the year. An individual can work outside of Canada while still remaining a resident. Once you determine if the individual was a resident throughout the year, you can determine if they qualify.
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