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Haps is offline Old Post 02-27-2004 06:27 PM
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quote:
Originally posted by YamahaRick
Canada is not a state. It's a foreign country.

:-)

If you are thinking about permanent relocation, I am confident there are many issues that may come up.

My advice? Think long and hard before you go. The first thing I would investigate is their poor healthcare system. You may suffer many consequences by being a non-citizen. Not that healthcare is the greatest for their own citizens. That would be my first research project, if I were in your shoes.



My advice would be to research Canada's helthcare system before you continuing advising people on it.

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"SOAK: want to move to canada What should I know"

Canada takes a capital "C"

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Lower crime.
Lower violent crime.
Higher taxes.
Extremes in weather (though few phenomena like tornadoes/hurricanes).
Most roads make those in Cuba and Afghanistan look state-of-the-art.
Cars rust quickly (though they're better made these days), and a block-heater will be handy.
Quadruple your wardrobe expense because of the cold/snow/heat/humidity.
Very affordable housing.
Affordable car insurance (YMMV).
People don't sue each other here.
Affordable food.
Higher fuel prices (YMMV based on where you live).
The healthcare system is still just fine, despite not being perfect.
Friendly people.
Proximity to major US centers if you get "homesick" (Boston is five hours from me by car, DC about eight).
Economy currently as stong as (or stronger than) that in the US.
Brain drain, for sure - but that means jobs in many advanced fields are available.
Airport taxes are expensive.
Speeding fines are heavy.
Good, no, great fishing, hunting and outdoors sports.
Ski-Doo and Sea-Doo were invented here.
Multi-culturalism in most parts of the country - we're more of a melting pot than NYC!
Did I say the roads are horrible?
The lower cost of living makes up for the higher taxes.
The higher taxes take care of you for the most part.
Except for the roads.
Finding a place to smoke can be difficult.
Canadians do talk funny (English-speaking Montrealers being the exception).
Great food. [See: multiculturalism above]
Black flies and skeeters the size of armadilloes. Well, you're near Shreveport - disregard.

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The road issue must be a regional thing. In BC and AB, the roads are fine.

I agree that NS is beautiful, but if you want scenery AND a job, consider BC.

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I've found the roads fine, but I haven't been as far east as Calgary for years.

Vancouver BC could really use another freeway to get into town, but so could Seattle!

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I loved Vancouver, but the Lions Gate Bridge, *the* bridge linking downtown with North Vancouver, is all of ***three*** lanes wide. That just ain't gonna get it done.

Hey Francesco, what *is* Canadian immigration law like? Can an American just pick up and move there? Does he or she have to have a job lined up first? Etc.

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My aunt in Toronto had to wait 7 months to get a simple MRI.

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Re Immigrating to Canada,

You should start with Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the Canadian version of the INS at http://www.cic.gc.ca. look through their website. You could probably qualify as an independent immigrant. It's a points based system, mainly on education, experience, and whether you have any relatives living in Canada. Prearranged employment helps. Immigration isn't an overnight procedure, however. It takes a while. Be prepared for that.

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But how do you get all your guns into the country?

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quote:
Originally posted by johnmoorejohn
My aunt in Toronto had to wait 7 months to get a simple MRI.
Was it for elective or non-emergency treatment? For urgent care here, MRIs are immediate usually, and covered by the System. I say this from experience, you'll have to trust me.

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quote:
Originally posted by warrenevans
well I would rather be cold then Hot (I'm in Texas)




This attitude will change, I guarantee it.

I spent most of my life in Michigan, but also lived in Montana and have spent a lot of time in Alaska and throughout Canada. You will learn to despise the cold.

The only people that would rather be cold than hot are people that have never been truly cold. Cold is to the bone.





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July first is where we (yes, I am Canadian), celebrate confederation, where the handful of British and French territiories confederated into a Dominion, (once, July 1 was called Dominion day), knind of like your Independance Day, except we never declared independance for the British, nor fought a war for confederation
(barely, there was the Metis rebellion though).

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quote:
Originally posted by warrenevans
well I would rather be cold then Hot (I'm in Texas) I can always put on enough clothes to be warm but you can only take so many off.

What a weird coincidence. I also live in Texas and want to move to Canada, and I said the same thing to my wife about the temperature. I'm hoping to go once I get my Ph.D.

I'm used to the cold, but I wouldn't want to live in a city that's cold and boring. That would really suck.

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There are, from what I could gather through my own unscientific observations, no unnattractive women in Montreal. I used to say I'd move there for that reason alone. Same with Boston, actually.

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I'm in Missouri, and want to move south. Anyone who wants to trade places, let me know.

Cold sucks.

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quote:
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The only people that would rather be cold than hot are people that have never been truly cold. Cold is to the bone.


The only people who would rather be hot than cold are people that have never been truly hot.

I mean no relief -- no air conditioning, no breeze kicking up at night, nothing. 120+ degrees and no relief in sight. And try to get any work done under those conditions.

Just had to do the point-counterpoint thing.

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I'll agree with not understanding the poor roads argument. I used to live in Ontario and there was a noticable drop in quality of roads when crossing from Windsor into Detroit. Definitely a regional thing.

Maybe the long clinic waits have improved because my wife and I were there a few years ago at Christmas time and she needed to go to the clinic and only waited 30 min or so. Very reasonable. In fact better than some doctors offices I've been to with an appointment!

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Vancouver is next on my list of places to live. Beautiful city, perfect mix of city and scenery. Multicultural society, lots of jobs in my field at the moment, short drive from the city to the mountains to go skiiing, good food, friendly people. But, the weather isn't as nice as LA, so I'll stay here for the moment

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