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Old 06-25-2010, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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kobe_ramone:
I just found out Lisbon, Portugal is sunnier than Rome, Italy... I'm envious.
Most Canadians believe we do not get enough sun.

Lisbon
http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/world/c...ml?tt=TT004170

Rome
http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/world/c...ml?tt=TT004000
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Old 06-25-2010, 08:18 PM
 
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Overall it's pretty decent, just giving you some warning it's not all perfect.
I have met just as many immigrants to Canada who found Canada disappointing,
are you talking about the folks who set up www.notcanada.com?
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Old 06-25-2010, 08:21 PM
 
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Unless your Mom is Canadian i think its going to be a little more complicated than just applying for residency which may or may not be granted..Once you have gone through the process of becoming a landed immigrant and have been accepted as a legal landed immigrant i believe you can apply for Canadian citizenship after 5 years of residence in Canada.
here you go. 3 years of residence:
Application for Canadian Citizenship - Adults
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Old 06-25-2010, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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are you talking about the folks who set up www.notcanada.com?
No, people I've met from school and from work.
In my experience, it seems it's equally common to regret moving to Canada as it is to be happy to be here.

Even more of the immigrants content with Canada feel Canada is a "smart" place to live,
(more predictable, generally safer, better-mannered drivers etc.) but it isn't as fun or exciting as "back home."
Our country doesn't often inspire passionate enthusiasm for most residents it seems, imho.
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Old 06-25-2010, 08:27 PM
 
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in american embassy site seems pretty easy to get into,lol,one big plus is that i can marrie some rawdom women and become american,canada can't do that
NO YOU CANNOT. The US INS investigates for marriage fraud:
Investigating Marriage Fraud in New York - Do You Take This Immigrant? - NYTimes.com

Ive heard of cases of spouses separated for years due to red tape.

Please research the Canadian Immigration web site thoroughly, don't expect to get spoon fed with all your answers. Once you are familiar with what it takes to move to Canada then you can ask more specific questions.

If you are interested in the US, Portugal is a country that is on the Green Card lottery. Do a google on US green card lottery for more detailed information. Its not a guarantee. I have 2 friends in Australia who ahve applied twice but not chosen and another friend who got selected first try.
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Old 06-25-2010, 08:31 PM
 
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No, people I've met from school and from work.
In my experience, it seems it's equally common to regret moving to Canada as it is to be happy to be here.

Even more of the immigrants content with Canada feel Canada is a "smart" place to live,
(more predictable, generally safer, better-mannered drivers etc.) but it isn't as fun or exciting as "back home."
Our country doesn't often inspire passionate enthusiasm for most residents it seems, imho.
LOL. The one thing that disappointed me in Toronto is the job market of late has been horrible, even for IT people with lots of experience. I make much more money in tax free New Hampshire. I had a friend that moved to Toronto last year (also IT) and he could not find a decent job.. ended up in Calgary.
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Old 07-01-2010, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Silver Spring, MD
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kobe_ramone:
I just found out Lisbon, Portugal is sunnier than Rome, Italy... I'm envious.
Most Canadians believe we do not get enough sun.
want more sun! go to Estevan SK!!

now as for warmth... I am uh... not so sure...
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Old 07-04-2010, 08:37 PM
 
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movingwiththewind,actually what you're saying makes sense,but i am not a college graduate,i dont wanna move in to make fortune or raise a family,i just wanna live,be happy,have a job,anykind is good,i'm not picky

Here's a link to the CBC 6 o'clock news for July 1st. The first 3 minutes are about the citizenship ceremony, and you can listen to people explain why they are happy to be in Canada / to be Canadians:

CBC.ca Video

...and as an unexpected turn of events, the camera caught me in the background for a second as I was taking pictures of "Mr. Canada" (I'm the guy wearing the NYY cap).
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Old 08-19-2010, 12:01 PM
 
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dude,i can't see the video,anyone else can?
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Old 08-19-2010, 05:39 PM
 
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dude,i can't see the video,anyone else can?

The CBC video? They only keep them for so long, so it's not there anymore.
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