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Old 07-25-2017, 09:48 PM
 
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Perhaps this should go in the Canada forum, but I thought I'd post it here for the live-off-the-land hopefuls.

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Old 07-25-2017, 10:20 PM
 
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Too bad you have to be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident to qualify. I'd move tomorrow for 160 acres in the Yukon. Hell, I'd move tomorrow just for Canadian citizenship .
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Old 07-25-2017, 11:01 PM
 
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What's so interesting about canadian citizenship when you're a US citizen ?

The land is not free as you have to invest 100K in canadian $ to be eligible. It's no homestead act. Also, isn't Alaska with its coast and marvelous mountains more scenic than the Yukon ?
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Old 07-25-2017, 11:14 PM
 
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Too bad you have to be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident to qualify. I'd move tomorrow for 160 acres in the Yukon. Hell, I'd move tomorrow just for Canadian citizenship .
Have you ever thought about seeing if you could become a permanent resident of Canada? Seems I posted something here maybe a couple of years ago in one of the threads started by someone in the UK wanting to move here about how the Yukon is easier to immigrant to for young/youngish people with some skills.
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Old 07-25-2017, 11:25 PM
 
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The land is not free as you have to invest 100K in canadian $ to be eligible. It's no homestead act. Also, isn't Alaska with its coast and marvelous mountains more scenic than the Yukon ?
You can't eat scenery.

I didn't really post this for Alaska residents...we get occasional posts here from people from other countries (and some from the U.S.) wanting to move to Alaska. If I had my heart set on becoming a farmer, I'd seriously consider moving to the Yukon and establishing residency.

Besides, I want people to go bother Canada for awhile because they heard there was free land. We've been putting up with it for years, and it's their turn now.

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Old 07-25-2017, 11:36 PM
 
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What's so interesting about canadian citizenship when you're a US citizen ?
?
I just love and have always thouroghly enjoyed my time and especially the people in Canada. Especially the Yukon, with Northern B.C. and Northern Alberta a close second/third. I love Murica as much as the next guy, but Canada just seems an overall nicer place to live. I think I would love living in the Yukon. Obviously dual citizenship would be the best of both worlds, but I'd still take Canadian citizenship over U.S. any day. I take it you live in Canada?

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Have you ever thought about seeing if you could become a permanent resident of Canada? Seems I posted something here maybe a couple of years ago in one of the threads started by someone in the UK wanting to move here about how the Yukon is easier to immigrant to for young/youngish people with some skills.
I've looked into it before and have seriously thought about it. It's actually quite hard for an American to move to Canada without significant assets or a special skill they are looking for. Unfortunately Canada is not currently impressed with my skill set (although they should be because I'd make a damn good Canadian ). My best bet is the fact that my wife is a RN which they are usually always looking for or to save up enough capital to come in and start a business or find an employer willing to sponsor me. I've actually had a job offer in Calgary many years ago where the employer was willing to sponsor me but for a variety of reasons wasn't able to do it.

I think you've motivated me to go an take a look at Canada's immigration website again and see what's new.

Since Alaska is the next best thing to the Yukon, that's where I live for now .

I also agree that no more free land in Alaska is a good thing. I had to pay for mine the old fashioned way and so should every other new resident.
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Old 07-25-2017, 11:51 PM
 
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I just love and have always thouroghly enjoyed my time and especially the people in Canada. Especially the Yukon, with Northern B.C. and Northern Alberta a close second/third. I love Murica as much as the next guy, but Canada just seems an overall nicer place to live. I think I would love living in the Yukon. Obviously dual citizenship would be the best of both worlds, but I'd still take Canadian citizenship over U.S. any day. I take it you live in Canada?
I do. I'm not sure if canadians are really nicer or just tamer. Keep in mind Canada strictly regulates firearms or even speech.

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I've looked into it before and have seriously thought about it. It's actually quite hard for an American to move to Canada without significant assets or a special skill they are looking for. Unfortunately Canada is not currently impressed with my skill set (although they should be because I'd make a damn good Canadian ). My best bet is the fact that my wife is a RN which they are usually always looking for
Your wife being a RN should put you on the fast track to immigrate here. I know several RNs from europe for who it was the case.
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Old 07-26-2017, 12:07 AM
 
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That's what I figured; that your wife was an RN and so it might be easier. You could live in Whitehorse at first to get your time in, I guess. I'd look into it myself I were younger and thought they were looking for fishmongers over there.
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Old 07-26-2017, 12:54 AM
 
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I do. I'm not sure if canadians are really nicer or just tamer. Keep in mind Canada strictly regulates firearms or even speech.



Your wife being a RN should put you on the fast track to immigrate here. I know several RNs from europe for who it was the case.
Canadians are definitely more laid back than the average American. I'm the only Alaskan I know who doesn't own at least twenty firearms . I do own one, whose make and model I believe is legal in Canada but I'd gladly leave that behind if that's what it took. My speech is also pretty tame besides here on city data.

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That's what I figured; that your wife was an RN and so it might be easier. You could live in Whitehorse at first to get your time in, I guess. I'd look into it myself I were younger and thought they were looking for fishmongers over there.
I'm definitely looking into it some more. I love Whitehorse. It's always reminded me of a more scenic, cleaner smaller version of Fairbanks with a lot less riff-raff.
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Old 07-26-2017, 08:11 AM
 
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I just love and have always thouroghly enjoyed my time and especially the people in Canada. Especially the Yukon, with Northern B.C. and Northern Alberta a close second/third. I love Murica as much as the next guy, but Canada just seems an overall nicer place to live. I think I would love living in the Yukon. Obviously dual citizenship would be the best of both worlds, but I'd still take Canadian citizenship over U.S. any day. I take it you live in Canada?



I've looked into it before and have seriously thought about it. It's actually quite hard for an American to move to Canada without significant assets or a special skill they are looking for. Unfortunately Canada is not currently impressed with my skill set (although they should be because I'd make a damn good Canadian ). My best bet is the fact that my wife is a RN which they are usually always looking for or to save up enough capital to come in and start a business or find an employer willing to sponsor me. I've actually had a job offer in Calgary many years ago where the employer was willing to sponsor me but for a variety of reasons wasn't able to do it.

Just say you are a refugee from the ME or Africa and Trudeau will let you in with the full red carpet treatment. If you have a light complexion you may need to do a quick spray tan first, but make sure you get one of better quality than Trump's or John Kerry's.
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