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Old 05-25-2015, 03:50 PM
 
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I'm missing the reason you think Canada is going to be a better option for you than just moving elsewhere in the USA.
Heres an idea some of Floridas beautiful beach communities=
https://www.google.ca/search?q=st+pe...da%27s+beaches
Florida isn't really a good alternative to Canada. The places are completely different. Actually, I don't think anywhere in the US is really like Canada. Not even states like Washington and Minnesota.
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Old 05-25-2015, 04:25 PM
 
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Just saying America is a big place and if you aint happy where you are at just move somewhere else in your own country, why is the op thinking Canada is the answer to his problems?
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Old 05-25-2015, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Just saying America is a big place and if you aint happy where you are at just move somewhere else in your own country, why is the op thinking Canada is the answer to his problems?
I agree... There are fundamental issues with the OP's life that needs to be addressed.. Once they are other things will start to fall into place. No nation is going to solve these problems and I say at this moment in his life, moving to a new country could actually unnecessarily complicate an already fragile situation.. Sometimes there's no quick fix.
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Old 05-25-2015, 07:20 PM
 
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okay that post made me sound kind of immature...um. Well let me say this. I think going to Canada is my best option. I've been to many different places in the US. It feels like a war zone I think...or it still has the remnants of viet nam and the vibe of a nation that is calling to arms. But...huh. Yea I think I might still try canada tomorrow morning...but I am saying if it does fail, or seems insurmountable, I will be seeking refuge in the US for the time being, because my current living situation will not yield happiness, or productivity, or happiness in the summer of 2015...partly because my room here gets super humid, and partly because it's just not in the cards for me...my mom annoys me, and I can never get any sleep...I'm lazy...it's humid. Maybe Canada in a few years? will still try tomorrow!

my fundamental life issue is not that difficult. I want to live a simple life...maybe I will do some youtube stuff to make money someday...maybe I will need some welfare to get by, maybe I will work part time at the grocery...it's not that hard. I am lazy though
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Old 05-25-2015, 07:33 PM
 
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but jambo you have to understand that no matter how big the US is, it's still generally the same vibe everywhere you go. Remnants of war, lackluster social security, cars galore, disappointed people clinging onto careers, overpriced education...I know that canada is not this bad...I'm sure it's bad in similar ways, but obviously not as bad
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Old 05-25-2015, 11:22 PM
 
Location: Seattle-WA-USA
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I'm missing the reason you think Canada is going to be a better option for you than just moving elsewhere in the USA.
Heres an idea some of Floridas beautiful beach communities=
https://www.google.ca/search?q=st+pe...da%27s+beaches
Maybe because he wants to move out of the country on a whole because what you Canadians don't realize is that 80% of the US is **** anyways. So much for "options" that you think exists in the US looking over that rosy fence.
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Old 05-25-2015, 11:26 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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Okay...I know this question has been asked a thousand and three times, but rather than read over all of the other people's I'm just going to post my own stuff and people can hopefully hook me up with some information and advice.

Okay...I am 26 years old, white male, with 4 years of college education and however no degree! I am thoroughly disenchanted with American culture, and I want to become a Canadian citizen so that I can leave it behind and never look back. I've been reading that the process of immigration can be fast tracked with a job. What I am confused on is whether I can simply show up to Canada and start asking around for a job, or whether there is a ton of paperwork that will have to be handled first.

I mean... can I not just show up to Ontario or Seskatchewan and start asking around for a job? and by job I mean a low level, crappy job... and from there, can I not get all the rest of the paperwork sorted out? ...housing permits, working permits, whatever permits...and then in a year or 2 apply for canadian citizenship? Can it be that easy? Can I get the job first by showing up, and then take care of everything else? or is there a lengthy preliminary process that must needs come first?

Because if there is no lengthy process that must needs come first, then I don't know whats stopping me from getting into my moms car, crossing the border and looking for a job for 60 days straight and then taking that paperwork to the canadian embassy to setup a residence permit, etc. and inevitably beginning my journey in Canada
Why would they hire you, instead of one of their own citizens? In order to get a work visa, you have to have a skill that's in short supply in Canada. Just like in the US, you know--someone can't just waltz in and legally take a job.
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Old 05-25-2015, 11:29 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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okay I understand...but what about if an employer likes me and wants to help me become a citizen? couldnt they just help me out then? btw I would not work in a starbucks or coffee setting, because you have to be slightly insane. But I could do a clothing store, grocery store, maybe some bar work... maybe an employer will be willing to help out?
Canadian immigration would never approve it. That's the part you're not getting. If you're an engineer or an oil extraction specialist, and found an employer to take you under his wing, immigration would approve it. Go back to school and get a degree in oil and gas extraction engineering or some such, and then they'll roll out the red carpet. Or get a medical degree. Show them you're serious. And if you're not serious, then don't bother.
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Old 05-26-2015, 01:12 AM
 
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Maybe because he wants to move out of the country on a whole because what you Canadians don't realize is that 80% of the US is **** anyways. So much for "options" that you think exists in the US looking over that rosy fence.
I'm sure not looking at the USA as a preferable place than Canada heck i grew up in St Pete Fla and 40 years ago immigrated to Canada the correct way at this point you couldnt pay me enough to return as a fulltime resident to the USA.Seems your country is one sick puppy and is indeed on a very big downward slide and for many instead of trying to fix the problems in their own country are instead thinking they'll escape to Canada and sooner or later probably f uck this country up as well.
From our ops description of his life and qualifications (post 84) at this point he has virtually no chance at immigrating to Canada to escape the decline of America, in fact his lazy and complacent attitude represents a major part of Americas problems.
Best advice i can give op is go out there and get a life, start by getting a decent job,get a girlfriend,work on eventually having a family life of your own rather than living in a room in Moms basement..

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Old 05-26-2015, 09:44 AM
 
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I'm sure not looking at the USA as a preferable place than Canada heck i grew up in St Pete Fla and 40 years ago immigrated to Canada the correct way at this point you couldnt pay me enough to return as a fulltime resident to the USA.Seems your country is one sick puppy and is indeed on a very big downward slide and for many instead of trying to fix the problems in their own country are instead thinking they'll escape to Canada and sooner or later probably f uck this country up as well.
From our ops description of his life and qualifications (post 84) at this point he has virtually no chance at immigrating to Canada to escape the decline of America, in fact his lazy and complacent attitude represents a major part of Americas problems.
Best advice i can give op is go out there and get a life, start by getting a decent job,get a girlfriend,work on eventually having a family life of your own rather than living in a room in Moms basement..
All great advice, though many successful people today still lead decent and upright lives without girl friend or family or kids. We don't all have to fit into a certain mold in order to succeed, just saying. On the other hand - perseverance, hard work, and a positive upbeat attitude are absolute necessities.
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