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Response to Politicalboi (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 08:43 PM

32. Not a workable solution...

1) Canada's government is about as bad as the U.S. during the Dubya years, with little hope of it changing soon.

2) Canada has tightened up its immigration standards in the past quarter-century. Nowadays, if you have in-demand professional skills and are 50 or under (and, of course, have a spotless police record -- and being able to speak French is a bonus), you probably have a good chance. A mid-fiftysomething nature photographer like myself? Fuggedaboudit. And, although I'm probably in a position to be able to retire at my age, Canada doesn't offer retirement visas unless you have close family who are citizens there. (There are other options, such as an investor visa, but that requires that you have several hundred thousand dollars just sitting around that you won't be needing for a few years.)

Sad to say, emigrating to greener pastures isn't as easy as it used to be.

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