Contact Us

Want to Move to Canada If Today’s Election Goes Wrong? Here’s What That Actually Requires


We’ve all heard someone SWEAR they’ll move to Canada if today’s election doesn’t go the way they want.

Of course, no one actually follows through on it:  A Canadian immigration lawyer says he always gets a lot of calls after a U.S. election, but in the end, VERY few Americans actually move to Canada.

And one of the big reasons is . . . Canada doesn’t necessarily WANT YOU.  It’s not like they’re so desperate for people that if you say, “I’m a Canadian now” they say, “Oh, that’s great.  Here’s your citizenship.”

Americans with valid passports can visit Canada for up to six months.  But to move there, you have to get a permanent residency card, which is like a U.S. green card.

And to get one, you have to prove you’re a good economic bet for Canada.  That means getting a good job there, starting a business there, investing money there, or getting a graduate degree at one of their colleges.

Then after three years, you can apply for citizenship.

And there’s another catch.  Because the government provides universal healthcare, they don’t want people who are TOO SICK.  So, for example, if you have cancer that’s been in remission for less than five years, they may reject you.

Want another down side?  Your taxes will probably be HIGHER.  And the universal healthcare you get there is probably NOT as good as what you get from your employer here.

Also, when you move to Canada, your credit score basically starts at ZERO.  So it could be hard for you to get a home, a car, or even a credit card with a reasonable rate.

AND, on top of all that, you’ll have to start liking hockey.  Might be better just to stick it out here.

Best of KDBL

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Country Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Country Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.