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Waking up Canadian

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by pseudo, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. pseudo

    pseudo Well-Known Member

    Okay, SJCanada.ca members, be honest: you're thinking, "Crap, there goes the neighborhood."
    (You're safe on one count, though. My folks moved south in the '80s -- the 1880s -- so I still don't qualify ...)
  2. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    Man I wish. The wife's lifelong dream is to immigrate to Canada.
  3. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    I'd emigrate to Canada but it's too damn cold.
  4. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    Curling makes it worth it.
  5. Gomer

    Gomer Active Member

    That's fine. We didn't want you anyhow.
  6. Gomer

    Gomer Active Member

    Seriously, though, I don't understand why a government would want people who don't live in its country to have citizenship. Maybe it's a human rights thing and they're obligated to inform the public about new rules, but that was a bit much.
  7. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    Might I add that we were pretty close to it last year. We had most of the money saved up and were planning on applying by 2011.

    Then they changed the immigration rules and she got pregnant, so we decided to put it off.
  8. OTD

    OTD Active Member

    Too bad, one Canadian grandparent doesn't do it.

    I think I've mentioned before that my son wants to be Canadian when he grows up. His bedroom looks remarkably like the after-midnight version of the guy in the commercial.
  9. AMacIsaac

    AMacIsaac Guest

    Methinks this is in an effort to encourage immigration to Canada to offset the severe labour shortages we are suffering in various industries.
  10. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    It's a birthright for those people, just as my American citizenship is for me, even though I've never lived in the U.S.

    Nah, we're not a real exclusive club. Anybody with a good heart is welcome. :)
  11. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    You were until Harper tightened up the immigration laws. It was going to be soooo easy. The "points system" basically came down to "Speak one of the two languages, have a degree and be under 50 years old."
  12. HC

    HC Well-Known Member

    Not in Vancouver, it's not. :D
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