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Old 07-29-2013, 09:21 PM
 
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This could be interesting for snowbirds.
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:30 AM
 
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And not only Arizona. It's looking like it would be for all states in USA that retired snowbirds go to.

Immigration bill would allow Canadians to stay longer in the U.S. | Y-Axis Canada Blog

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The provision would allow retired Canadians, 55 or older, to get a Canadian Retiree Visa allowing them to stay in the United States for up to eight months; two months longer than currently allowed.

Canadian visitors, however, would have to own a second home in the U.S. Or have a rental agreement or hotel reservation,......
I wonder if it might not be applicable to people who travel around from place to place in motor homes and 5th wheels or who stay at relatives residences.

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Old 07-30-2013, 01:47 AM
 
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Doesnt Canadian healthcare terminate outside of Canada coverage after 6 months?
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Old 07-30-2013, 02:31 AM
 
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^^canadian health coverage does terminate after 6 months, and that, along with other reasons, is why it wouldn't make any difference to most Canadians as to how long they could stay in the US. The snowbirds I know want to escape the winters - so they are drawn back here anyway in the summer. And from what I hear, most wouldn't want to endure the heat of an Arizonan summer.

ETA: I guess though that they could make a point of coming back to Canada before 6 months are up to keep their coverage. Although, I don't know if they could be considered residents of a province if they mainly lived elsewhere for more than 6 months. Without looking like a senator.
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Old 07-30-2013, 05:31 AM
 
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Why Arizona. The US has many places that is not too hot in the summer.
I would go to San Diego, mild all year round, nothing beats San Diego in terms of weather.
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Old 07-30-2013, 11:13 AM
 
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Why Arizona. The US has many places that is not too hot in the summer.
I would go to San Diego, mild all year round, nothing beats San Diego in terms of weather.
People go to Arizona because the real estate is cheap enough to own a nice second home there. As far as I understand it, just owning a primary residence in San Diego is hard enough.
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Old 07-30-2013, 02:37 PM
 
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^^canadian health coverage does terminate after 6 months, and that, along with other reasons, is why it wouldn't make any difference to most Canadians as to how long they could stay in the US.
Not anymore, did you read the artice? In many provinces (BC, ON, NFLD) it's been increased to 7 months and who knows what will happen from there.
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Old 07-30-2013, 02:38 PM
 
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Why Arizona. The US has many places that is not too hot in the summer.
I would go to San Diego, mild all year round, nothing beats San Diego in terms of weather.
I found the article in The AZ Republic, that's why it mentions AZ, but I would assume that it applies to the whole of the US.

Yes, AZ has a very low cost of living compared to Canada (or San Diego).
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Old 07-30-2013, 02:41 PM
 
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I don't know if they could be considered residents of a province if they mainly lived elsewhere for more than 6 months. Without looking like a senator.
just noticed this.
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Old 07-30-2013, 03:10 PM
 
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Not anymore, did you read the artice? In many provinces (BC, ON, NFLD) it's been increased to 7 months and who knows what will happen from there.
I couldn't access it for some reason. I didn't know that about the other provinces.
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