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Old 06-15-2013, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Up North
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Old 06-15-2013, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC
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You can't just move to Canada and permanently live there...unless you're a Canadian citizen.
My friend did this to move in with his partner. He was kind of stupid that he just off and requested a license without being a citizen. Canada ended up barring him from the country indefinitely as an illegal. They got a lawyer and since they were legally married, Canada considered him again BUT I and about five others had to write the Canadian government a letter saying how long I've known my friend for, how good of a person he is, how he will contribute to the Canadian economy, etc. I had to use what my job is, what my degree is, and who I work for as well to make them trust me too.

But yeah, just like the US, it's a whole process. However, I think Canada is more apt than the US to accept new people now. There's 35 million people there and Canada's land area is HUGE (although a lot is in places people won't inhabit).
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Old 06-15-2013, 12:00 PM
 
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My friend did this to move in with his partner. He was kind of stupid that he just off and requested a license without being a citizen. Canada ended up barring him from the country indefinitely as an illegal. They got a lawyer and since they were legally married, Canada considered him again BUT I and about five others had to write the Canadian government a letter saying how long I've known my friend for, how good of a person he is, how he will contribute to the Canadian economy, etc. I had to use what my job is, what my degree is, and who I work for as well to make them trust me too.

But yeah, just like the US, it's a whole process. However, I think Canada is more apt than the US to accept new people now. There's 35 million people there and Canada's land area is HUGE (although a lot is in places people won't inhabit).
It's always interesting to me, when people think they can just move to Canada. It's not that simple, people.
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Old 06-15-2013, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC
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It's always interesting to me, when people think they can just move to Canada. It's not that simple, people.
I know. My friend is EXTREMELY intelligent too and I was even scratching my head at his decision. He knows better but still tried it because he thought Canada wouldn't care.
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Old 06-19-2013, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Chicago, SF, Philly, Boston, and DC are all good choices and mini-NYC's in different respects. I can't imagine getting bored in any of these cities. LA, Atlanta, Houston, or Dallas could work if you're cool with being dependent on a car. Seattle or Denver might work too if you spend a lot of time outdoors.

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Old 06-19-2013, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Both coasts
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Chicago. Bustling, action-packed, good 24 hour subway system. Big city with lots of distinct neighborhoods. Still a city about business and buzz. Not particularly cosmopolitan and truly All-American in vibe, but the closest "version" to NYC in the country imo.

Boston and SF would be the next options.
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Old 06-21-2013, 11:39 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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San Francisco and Los Angeles, for different reasons. Both have better weather than NYC, but LA has better weather than the Bay. LA has more to do than the Bay and more diversity, but is less compact and more car-dependent. Chicago is also a good option, much cheaper than any of the 3.
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Old 06-24-2013, 09:54 AM
 
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Chicago is probably the closest but it obviously has a very different feel
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