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Applying for Canadian citizenship: how hard?

mafoofan Jr.

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Has anyone tried? Currently a US citizen but I can't stand this country anymore.
 

likeitaloud

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Depending where from and under what category. Are you already a permanent resident?
 

mafoofan Jr.

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No I'm not. However, I'm considering moving to Nova Scotia.

Originally Posted by likeitaloud
Depending where from and under what category. Are you already a permanent resident?
 

likeitaloud

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It's very different depending on how you want to apply...are you looking to emigrate to Canada? From what country? Are you already working in Canada or living here on a visa?
 

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Originally Posted by mafoofan Jr.
No I'm not. However, I'm considering moving to Nova Scotia.

Do you know where Nova Scotia is? What do you do for a living, play fiddle?
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Originally Posted by gnatty8
Do you know where Nova Scotia is? What do you do for a living, play fiddle?
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LOL. We can always use you out in Alberta to work the rigs.
 

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Applying for a Canadian citizenship is harder than most think. You have to take a written test to see if your ideals are compatible with the people living there.

Here i'll give you some answers to the test.

1. Are you gay?
a)yes
b)no

answer is a.

2. If someone invades the country what do you do?
a)defend the country
b) have gay sex.

answer is b.

3. Do you wish you were an American?
a) no Americans kick too much ass.
b) yes, because American men are so hot and i want to have gay sex with them.

answer is b.
 

unjung

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Originally Posted by SeriousBusiness
LOL. We can always use you out in Alberta to work the rigs.
Nope, fully staffed, please stay home. Or try Nunavut. I believe they have a chronic shortage of everything from drivers to doctors. Also, the weather is lovely. In seriousness: the easiest way, for an American, would probably still be to marry a Canadian. I have one friend who just received PR status by doing this. To meet Canadians, either come here on vacation, or qualify as a NAFTA professional, and get a job here.
 

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its quite a bit harder than going from Canada to US. The gist of getting into canada is if you can do a job or possess a skill that a canadian doesnt, they will let you in. the idea is to make sure 'real' canadians have jobs and immigrents dont take them away. I am sure they have a quota of 'whatever' visas they will take, but its not quite as easy as the US!
 

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I wouldn't recommend it as a doctor. It's grueling.

If you have money and a master's degree, it's easier.
 

Piobaire

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Originally Posted by jgold47
its quite a bit harder than going from Canada to US. The gist of getting into canada is if you can do a job or possess a skill that a canadian doesnt, they will let you in. the idea is to make sure 'real' canadians have jobs and immigrents dont take them away. I am sure they have a quota of 'whatever' visas they will take, but its not quite as easy as the US!

Another way, is to marry a Somali warlord that is engaged in a war with the US. You will even get a nice town house in London, Ontario, and welfare. Even if you move back to Somalia, a nice Canadian attorney will file a suit to get your welfare continued and sent to you in Somolia.
 

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I almost did this a few years ago - was considering a job offer in Toronto which required that I apply for Canadian PR status (I'm U.S. citizen) - trust me, it's not that easy. I had a CD$100,000 / yr. job offer and the amount of legal paperwork and legal review to demonstrate educational and skills qualification was still pretty significant.

Unless you just sneak in as an illegal (plenty of U.S. citizens do), to do it formally and legally as a skilled professional immigrant you will need an employer to sponsor you and meet specific educational and skill set qualifcations, and also demonstrate financial support (savings etc) so you won't be a burden on the Canadian state.
 

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Originally Posted by pcl
Unless you just sneak in as an illegal (plenty of U.S. citizens do), to do it formally and legally as a skilled professional immigrant you will need an employer to sponsor you and meet specific educational and skill set qualifcations, and also demonstrate financial support (savings etc) so you won't be a burden on the Canadian state.

I am fairly certain it's a little easier under NAFTA. Still not a cinch.
 

rach2jlc

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Originally Posted by Bruce9241
Applying for a Canadian citizenship is harder than most think. You have to take a written test to see if your ideals are compatible with the people living there.

Here i'll give you some answers to the test.

1. Are you gay?
a)yes
b)no

answer is a.

2. If someone invades the country what do you do?
a)defend the country
b) have gay sex.

answer is b.

3. Do you wish you were an American?
a) no Americans kick too much ass.
b) yes, because American men are so hot and i want to have gay sex with them.

answer is b.


Sounds like you are the one who wishes he had a cock in his mouth.
 

randallr

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Bruce that is epic. Why would anyone ever want to be Canadian? Beats me.
 

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