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07-07-2008, 03:14 PM
Doctor House
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Originally Posted by ecusiouxcanesguy View Post
So, with the way the US Economy is going to ****, my fiance and I are looking at moving to Canada at some point in the next few years. I figured this board was the best place to ask questions, and since Montreal is one of the places we are thinking about, I figured I would ask here.

Can you get dual citizenship with Canada and the US?

How do you go about becoming a Canadian citizen (and giving up your US citizenship if you have to)

How long does the process take?

What is it like to live in Canada? i.e. laws, health insurance, work, etc.....

How difficult is moving between Canada and the US?

thanks so much!
I'm American - sorry you can't give up US Citizenship. I also have Canadian citizenship after living and working here for 5 years.

The wait times are different depending on what type of applicant you are; business, family etc

The fastest way is business but you have to have some $$ upfront (around $300K); if you work for a multinational you can ask for a transfer (that's how I live in Montreal) and get temporary residency awaiting full citizenship.

Moving is a breeze but depending on where you live you can experience culture shock

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