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Does anyone have advice on moving to Canada?

SolDirix

Pixel fuzz
I hear the housing market, especially in Toronto, is the worst on the planet so far. Sorry to be a downer, but I would avoid Canada like the plague unless you manage to completely luck out and get a very, very good deal close to where there is more job security. There are plenty of stable countries out there that have much more affordable housing despite the current housing crisis, on top of free health care and college.

Have you considered Scandinavian countries?
 

Kope

Artist?
I hear the housing market, especially in Toronto, is the worst on the planet so far. Sorry to be a downer, but I would avoid Canada like the plague unless you manage to completely luck out and get a very, very good deal close to where there is more job security. There are plenty of stable countries out there that have much more affordable housing despite the current housing crisis, on top of free health care and college.

Have you considered Scandinavian countries?
Yeah but I don't know the language I would move there in a heart beat if I did
 

Kope

Artist?
Maybe I should give up and just move to a Liberal state in the US
 

Hi-FiWolf95

Metal Misanthrope
I don't think moving to Canada is the solution, they have their problems too. If you are desperate like a lot of us nowadays, look into moving to a totally different continent and nation. I don't know if we necessarily see eye to eye, but at least we agree that North America is fucked.
 

Ramjet

Seizing the memes of production
I don't think moving to Canada is the solution, they have their problems too. If you are desperate like a lot of us nowadays, look into moving to a totally different continent and nation. I don't know if we necessarily see eye to eye, but at least we agree that North America is fucked.

Welcome to the collaspe of western society, enjoy the show.
 
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Deleted member 134556

Guest
Can't deny that. SpaghettiOs was something I loved as a kid. I'm glad they still sell them here where I live.

Also Chef Boyardee ravioli was out of this world too.

As for Canada, I would personally like to visit their parks to see the wildlife, or maybe go hiking around some of the mountains. Of course someone I care a lot about lives up there too.
 

Kope

Artist?
Welcome to the collaspe of western society, enjoy the show.
I think Canada will be a good place to be when climate change messes up the land plus I will have Beaver protection up there : P
 

Eremurus

live long, and prosper
@SolDirix

I an not sure about the entire "worst housing market on the planet" but it is certainly up there.

I'd say the worst is easily Hong Kong. They literally have no room left.
 

rekcerW

Well-Known Member
I'd rather live in the States personally. It's not that great over here. Plus, you basically already have Canada in your northern states. The culture is similar; 90% of Canadians live right on the US border.
that's because it isn't as fkn cold there.

and fuck that, go Canada, I like it here, and I'm glad I'm from here.
 

rekcerW

Well-Known Member
You pay for ambulances out here too, unless you have insurance that covers it.
The only time the government will flip the bill is if your already at the hospital and they need to transfer you to another facility for whatever reason.

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yea, sure blows when you get free treatment for terminal diseases. i fkn hate that, the ambulance ride is super bumpy and you're out a few hundred rather than hundreds of thousands and debating whether or not your life is worth trying to keep living and footing bills with no insurance. worst thing ever.
 

Fallowfox

Are we moomin, or are we dancer?
Maybe I should give up and just move to a Liberal state in the US

What is causing you to want to move?

There may be a more direct fix than moving country.
I'm only considering moving country if I *have* to, because it's a stressful process. Just reading the entry requirements for different countries puts my head in a spin.
 

Kope

Artist?
What is causing you to want to move?

There may be a more direct fix than moving country.
I'm only considering moving country if I *have* to, because it's a stressful process. Just reading the entry requirements for different countries puts my head in a spin.
Healthcare in the US is privatized so if you don’t get a great job with benefits you’re screwed. Plus the minimum wage here in Tennessee isn’t enough to afford a place to live. Even when I made 10$ an hour for 30+ hours I couldn’t afford a decent place :(
 

Attaman

"I say we forget this business and run."
Doing a quick search on the matter: Not only has Tennessee not expanded Medicare / Medicaid, they seem to be actively petitioning to slap on a UK-esque work requirement for benefits. So... yeah, I can see why moving out would be strongly desired. Particularly considering a mix of economic and social norms strongly pressure somebody to get hitched and move in with a SO quickly, as the chief options to make ends meet are "Live with family" (which tends to come with a lot of social stigma in contrast to other nations and other eras), "Get a roommate" (which is usually seen as either a very temporary thing at best or a stepping stone into...), "Live with a S.O." (which runs into the issue that you both still need to be making money, meaning RIP if you intend on raising family), or "Get a well enough paying job" (but that tends to require nepotism, higher education / experience, or just general luck, and even then it's likely two people making $13 / hour full time will be bringing in more than if you yourself are making $20 / hour full time, so barring a huge pay hike you're likely still going to have to rely on one of the above).

This said, it bears repeated emphasis that you won't get benefits in Canada for a while and the immigration process is more extensive / expensive than you might think unless you have one of the few things that streamlines the process (very useful and rare specialization, marriage, etcetera). Moving within the US might be easier, but even then I'd strongly recommend making sure you have either a decently paying job or a stable living arrangement (a distant family member, a friend who you know would be alright with potentially several months of no or a low share of rent, etcetera) before considering.
 

Kope

Artist?
Doing a quick search on the matter: Not only has Tennessee not expanded Medicare / Medicaid, they seem to be actively petitioning to slap on a UK-esque work requirement for benefits. So... yeah, I can see why moving out would be strongly desired. Particularly considering a mix of economic and social norms strongly pressure somebody to get hitched and move in with a SO quickly, as the chief options to make ends meet are "Live with family" (which tends to come with a lot of social stigma in contrast to other nations and other eras), "Get a roommate" (which is usually seen as either a very temporary thing at best or a stepping stone into...), "Live with a S.O." (which runs into the issue that you both still need to be making money, meaning RIP if you intend on raising family), or "Get a well enough paying job" (but that tends to require nepotism, higher education / experience, or just general luck, and even then it's likely two people making $13 / hour full time will be bringing in more than if you yourself are making $20 / hour full time, so barring a huge pay hike you're likely still going to have to rely on one of the above).

This said, it bears repeated emphasis that you won't get benefits in Canada for a while and the immigration process is more extensive / expensive than you might think unless you have one of the few things that streamlines the process (very useful and rare specialization, marriage, etcetera). Moving within the US might be easier, but even then I'd strongly recommend making sure you have either a decently paying job or a stable living arrangement (a distant family member, a friend who you know would be alright with potentially several months of no or a low share of rent, etcetera) before considering.
Yeah idk I just know I have to do something. I think long term Canada will be worth it for when those benefits do apply plus the have a high minimum wage over there. It sucks that American greed has corrupted the two party system we have with no other alternatives. We desperately need unions and more socialism if there is to be an attempt at wealth equity. Thanks for your insights btw!
 

jffry890

Well-Known Member
Yeah, don't. The best you can get is the fact that they can have short-barreled firearms without a permit.
 
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