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Old 02-22-2010, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Durm
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I have no idea if I'll really do this, but...I'm a U.S. citizen and I telecommute to work; theoretically could live anywhere. If I were to move to Canada, I wouldn't need to find a job as I'd keep mine...but, how would that work out visa-wise? Is there any such provision? Thanks! (Does it help that I'm part French Canadian? Sadly, the citizenship goes back several generations so that won't help me...)
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Old 02-23-2010, 12:51 AM
 
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Well, visa-wise if you wish to reside in Canada you're supposed to obtain Permanent Resident's status. Otherwise, legally, you're limited to a 6-month stay as a visitor and not guaranteed re-entry into the country should you decide to leave.

Without PR status, you're also ineligible for government health coverage or other social safety net programs.

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Old 02-24-2010, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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I don't believe that being of French Canadian origin will help you any. Canada doesn't really practice jus sanguinis that far down the line like some other countries do.
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Old 02-25-2010, 08:12 PM
 
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You could live in Canada for the maximum number of times allowed then leave and go back to the US for a certain amount of time then go back to Canada. But you won't qualify for any benefits.
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