Americans Migrating To Canada

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    May 05, 2011 7:27 PM GMT
    Just wondering, since I had thought over the option of moving to Canada a long time ago, i was wondering how people of American citizenship have gone about on here? I have both European and American citizenship, assuming American is easier to go through...

    Who has and how?
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    May 05, 2011 7:34 PM GMT
    I would think that you would need to learn to speak Franch...icon_wink.gif
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    May 05, 2011 7:35 PM GMT
    do you like socialisim? Yes? Move to canada.
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    May 05, 2011 7:51 PM GMT
    Canada is 100% socialist, just wait how Harper is going to rape us now. Stick to the US, europe is socialist too, albeit with a higher standard of living.

    There are no official stats on how many canadians are dumping canada for the states, because they are staggering. There are now over a million canadians living in the US unofficially, and we don't have that many people ot begin with.

    Infact the numbers of illegals crossing are so large they want to highly beef up the borders with unmanned drone planes.
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    May 05, 2011 7:54 PM GMT
    mi16t saidCanada is 100% socialist, just wait how Harper is going to rape us now


    I dislike Harper so much. I was pissed when he got a majority... w/e
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    May 05, 2011 7:54 PM GMT
    yourname2000 said
    Canada is huge so saying you want to move to C is like saying you want to move to Europe...where in Canada? The seasons... are very different depending on where you want to go.

    Except that the seasons are not all that different. Aside from two months out of the year, the temperatures all begin with a "-." icon_lol.gif
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    May 05, 2011 7:55 PM GMT
    Ermine said
    yourname2000 said
    Canada is huge so saying you want to move to C is like saying you want to move to Europe...where in Canada? The seasons... are very different depending on where you want to go.

    Except that the seasons are not all that different. Aside from two months out of the year, the temperatures all begin with a "-." icon_lol.gif


    this, the great arctic.
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    May 05, 2011 9:01 PM GMT
    Lol mi16t, don't be such a whinny baby. You exaggerate everything.
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    May 05, 2011 9:13 PM GMT
    Bale02 saidLol mi16t, don't be such a whinny baby. You exaggerate everything.


    It hasn t been raining since sunday or anything in mtl. Also its 4 degrees, in MAY.


    Admit it, it SUCKS.
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    May 05, 2011 9:38 PM GMT
    malefeet saidI would think that you would need to learn to speak Franch...icon_wink.gif


    Read it too, because little France inside of Canada, does not have songs in both the world language of English, and the small language of French; sounds dreadful to me; a country with in another country.
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    May 05, 2011 10:15 PM GMT
    mi16t saiddo you like socialisim? Yes? Move to canada.


    Stupidest thing Ive heard in a while
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    May 05, 2011 10:17 PM GMT
    just marry a canadian
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    May 05, 2011 10:20 PM GMT
    malefeet saidI would think that you would need to learn to speak Franch...icon_wink.gif


    Well only if he is planning on living in Quebec
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    May 05, 2011 11:12 PM GMT
    charlitos saidjust marry a canadian


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    May 05, 2011 11:38 PM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidI wonder what Western California is like, the area just above the Oregon near the Pacific Ocean. That area sounds dreamy to me. I wonder what Victoria is like or Vancouver.


    Any RJer's from these regions that can contribute?

    I do not think I would want to live anywhere else in Canada.


    I lived in Vancouver for approx 10 years, it was wonderful. The city itself has gotten a little too big now like Seattle and very crowded for my liking because there isn't really anywhere land wise to go but up. While living there I did a lot of motorcycling around the Pacific Northwest as well. If I had to live in the USA I would definitely, most definitely pick Oregon, somewhere close to Portland or even in Portland, it's just the right size city .
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    May 05, 2011 11:46 PM GMT
    Vancouver, BC interests us. Along with Victoria. I lived in the Seattle area for 5 years, not a big climate change going there, quite close. If we did move to Canada, should being a gay couple in the US become untenable, as the Republicans wish for us, then Vancouver would be our first choice.

    Second choice for my partner would be Australia, though I kinda like the UK. I wanna go someplace where we can speak English. I can speak French & German, and I suppose I could learn something else, but English is my comfort zone.
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    May 06, 2011 1:54 AM GMT
    yourname2000 saidYou definitely don't need to know french to emigrate to Canada (unless you're moving to Quebec).

    As for "socialism", it was still a successful capitalistic country, last time I checked. We just elected a conservative majority so I think we can leave the Chairman Mao blazers in the tickle-trunk for now. The biggest difference is just that medicare is nationally funded so instead of paying hundreds of dollars to an insurance company (who will refuse your claim anyway) you pay hundreds of dollars to the gov in the form of extra taxes (but healthcare is universal so you can't get denied.) In the end, the money and lifestyle are pretty damn similar.

    Canada is huge so saying you want to move to C is like saying you want to move to Europe...where in Canada? The seasons, cultures and ammenities are very different depending on where you want to go.

    Your best bet might be to marry one of us (hint, hint, hint.) icon_lol.gif

    Is same sex marriage legal in Canada?
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    May 06, 2011 1:55 AM GMT
    floridajockguy said
    yourname2000 saidYou definitely don't need to know french to emigrate to Canada (unless you're moving to Quebec).

    As for "socialism", it was still a successful capitalistic country, last time I checked. We just elected a conservative majority so I think we can leave the Chairman Mao blazers in the tickle-trunk for now. The biggest difference is just that medicare is nationally funded so instead of paying hundreds of dollars to an insurance company (who will refuse your claim anyway) you pay hundreds of dollars to the gov in the form of extra taxes (but healthcare is universal so you can't get denied.) In the end, the money and lifestyle are pretty damn similar.

    Canada is huge so saying you want to move to C is like saying you want to move to Europe...where in Canada? The seasons, cultures and ammenities are very different depending on where you want to go.

    Your best bet might be to marry one of us (hint, hint, hint.) icon_lol.gif

    Is same sex marriage legal in Canada?


    Yes.

    On July 20, 2005, Canada became the fourth country in the world and the first country in the Americas to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide with the enactment of the Civil Marriage Act which provided a gender-neutral marriage definition. Court decisions, starting in 2003, each already legalized same-sex marriage in eight out of ten provinces and one of three territories, whose residents comprised about 90% of Canada's population. Before passage of the Act, more than 3,000 same-sex couples had already married in these areas.[1] Most legal benefits commonly associated with marriage had been extended to cohabiting same-sex couples since 1999.

    The Civil Marriage Act was introduced by Prime Minister Paul Martin's Liberal government in the Canadian House of Commons on February 1, 2005 as Bill C-38. It was passed by the House of Commons on June 28, 2005, by the Senate on July 19, 2005, and it received Royal Assent the following day. On December 7, 2006, the House of Commons effectively reaffirmed the legislation by a vote of 175 to 123, defeating a Conservative government motion to examine the matter again. This was the third vote supporting same-sex marriage taken by three Parliaments under three Prime Ministers in three different years.
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    May 06, 2011 1:58 AM GMT
    If I were to move to Canada, I'd definitely consider Québec just because I like having to learn a new language and adapt to the culture. Otherwise, with the rest of Canada as mostly Anglophone, I might as well just stay in the US.

    Québécois French would be fun to learn. I love how it sounds. Plus it would be quite fun to speak it to those pesky Francophones in Europe who can't stand the Canadian varieties of French icon_rolleyes.gif
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    May 06, 2011 2:26 AM GMT
    Ben, mais vous savez qu'on parle deja francais ici... chui antillais!!! Putain merde!!! icon_wink.gif
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    May 06, 2011 2:26 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidI wonder what Western California is like, the area just above the Oregon near the Pacific Ocean. That area sounds dreamy to me. I wonder what Victoria is like or Vancouver.


    Any RJer's from these regions that can contribute?

    I do not think I would want to live anywhere else in Canada.


    i'm traveling to vancouver in a few weeks...i will share my experience right after leaving chicago next week....
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    May 06, 2011 2:26 AM GMT
    heybreaux saidYears ago I did a qualification for Canadian citizenship as a skilled worker. I did qualify, at the time, but I chose to stay here.

    The good news is that you can qualify based on a point system as opposed to first come first served, and other factors in other countries.

    They award points for education, work experience, age, and highly demanded skills.

    http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/skilled/apply-factors.asp



    Yaeh I did that one today, I pass quite easily
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    May 06, 2011 2:27 AM GMT
    Bale02 said
    charlitos saidjust marry a canadian


    Why hello Pato599 icon_wink.gif


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    Back at ya!
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    May 06, 2011 2:30 AM GMT
    though i find the idea of moving to canada nice because they accept marriage, ,can another canadian explain what the tension is like between gays and the straight community? in my analysis of comments on rj is appears similar to the issues and problems here in the usa.

    Mike
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    May 06, 2011 2:35 AM GMT
    fivetenn saidthough i find the idea of moving to canada nice because they accept marriage, ,can another canadian explain what the tension is like between gays and the straight community? in my analysis of comments on rj is appears similar to the issues and problems here in the usa.

    Mike


    Depends on where you live.

    Jane and finch - they hate gays.

    church and wellesley - they love gays.