After last night election results many Americans are facing a challenging future. It is easy to think about moving up to Canada but how easy is it to actually emigrant to Canada?
Having travelled extensively I often hear other travellers stories about how difficult Canadian immigration can actually be. And as anyone traveller knows we are constraint in this world by borders, laws, visa, work permits ect…
There are a lot of great things about Canada, the nature, the relatively low crime rate, the people. However to keep things running clean and proper Canada has a lot of rules so it was no surprise to me to discover that Canada is not all that easy to emigrant to.
Even though a large majority of our population is built on immigrants the influx of them are highly controlled and calculated.
The truth is it is not that easy to just pack up and move to Canada. The process is slow and expensive.
Americans do not qualify for refugee status. This is reserved for people from countries in try states of emergency. No matter how you feel about a Trump government you cannot argue that America is in a worse state then Syria, for example.
Canada doesn’t just let anyone in. Business Insiders lays it out for you here:
You also may want to do a little research before moving to Canada. In my experience Canada is not as inexpensive as the USA for food, clothing or rent. Canada’s unemployment rate is high then the USA. Health care isn’t “free” it is paid for using our taxes and is reserved for citizen’s and permanent residents which can take 5 years to secure. There is also long waits for services such as an MRI. You can not pay to skip the line which is why some Canadian will travel to the US for their medical needs.
Canada is a great country to live in and I am proud to be born in Canada but just like every other country there are pros and cons. And for Americans from the south don’t forget about the long cold winters!