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Old 06-11-2012, 04:59 PM
 
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Alright similar to another thread, but why do canadians move to the usa versus somewhere else. I donno it seems like there's a lot of talk of the states on this site. For me it seems like a whole lot of hastle to go somewhere that isn't that much different from here. So why bother. Assuming your average and aren't in a specific industry that allows for easy access to the states.

Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against the states exactly, my parents might be buying a summer home in florida, and I'm thinking about going south to finish my education, but quite simply if it isn't easy, I'd far prefer going somewhere different like europe or asia before I'd ever think of going to the states.
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Old 06-11-2012, 05:01 PM
 
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Because the farther south you go, the warmer it is?
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Old 06-11-2012, 05:04 PM
 
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Because the farther south you go, the warmer it is?
That really makes that big of a difference I donno for me there seems to be a direct trade off with being to dam hot, too rural, or too expensive.
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Old 06-11-2012, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Canada
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I would assume weather, convenience, being on the same continent, and a common language. I don't think most people like to move far out of their comfort zone, ie to a truly foreign culture. And south specifically because of the weather. I mean, I wouldn't move to North Dakota if I were to move - I freeze quite well enough in Manitoba.
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Old 06-11-2012, 06:28 PM
 
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Your question begs for clarification based on age.

Now retired and after a lifetime of travel worldwide as DINKS (double income no kids) a home in the southern U.S. for wintering is ideal for us. Access to healthcare, direct flights to and fro, retirement activities and lifestyle abound, recreation arts, theater, all available with minimal commute required.
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Old 06-11-2012, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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For all the reasons cited already, plus proximity to family and friends.
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Old 06-11-2012, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Toronto, ON
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Proximity and language.

Next question.
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Old 06-12-2012, 06:45 AM
 
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Because most Anglophones are too lazy to learn a new language, which gives them little choice other than the US. Plus the TN visa makes it easier.

netwit is right. Most people want some change, but fear getting out of their comfort zone. In moving to the South, there is really almost nothing to get used to and your life remains essentially the same, just making more money and buying cheaper stuff.
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Old 06-12-2012, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Canada
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I think more of us would be going to England if it weren't a step down economically. People follow the money, which is why many Canadians go to Australia but not to South Africa.
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Old 06-12-2012, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Mississippi Delta!
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netwit is right. Most people want some change, but fear getting out of their comfort zone. In moving to the South, there is really almost nothing to get used to and your life remains essentially the same, just making more money and buying cheaper stuff.
But the farther south you move, the more un-Canadian it is!
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