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PugetWind

From: United States
8/6/2002 23:38 EST

Can anyone within the forum advise us if American retirees are permitted to establish long-term residency in Canada? My wife and I are fortunate to own a beautiful parcel of island waterfront in British Columbia. We'd very much like to construct a retirement residence on the property.

Additionally, any contact information concerning American retiree groups or organizations in Canada would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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DavidMayes

From: United States
8/15/2002 00:58 EST

Hi, Earl --

I'm researching the same question that you raise here. I haven't been able to get a solid answer yet. I do know that my wife and I would not get enough points to become 'landed immigrents.' Consequently, we are investigating other approaches. I understand Canada did eliminate the 'retiree' category some time ago-- perhaps because of the health care system they have in place.

Currently, I'm trying to find people who have retired in Canada --- other than the fairly wealthy who have several ways to get resident status. I'm also trying to find out the practicalities of living in Canada without being a resident.

I have found a Canadian attorney experienced in these matters who would undertake our 'case' at the rate of $350 per hour for an initial consultation. I'd like to do some more research before spending that kind of money.

I'll be glad to share with you and this forum what I find out. My email address is daveapia@willinet.net

Dave Mayes

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delreeo

From: United States
1/13/2003 21:44 EST

Earl I'm interested in retireing to Canada too, did anyone answer with any how to's? I can only find landing information and I'm not wanting to go through all that stuff. My e-mail is se0925@aol.com please respond with any info you may have gotten. Thanks.

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DGL
11/19/2016 12:31 EST

We are also looking to retire to Canada. What, if anything, were you able to determine about retiring???? We have a nice government pension plus investments and are self-sufficient. Just want to live out our lives in relative peace....

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3/18/2017 17:58 EST

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Teresa42
3/27/2017 11:16 EST

Canada is a great place to live. Have you tired to find out information from the Consulate?

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Teresa42
3/27/2017 11:17 EST

Go to the consulate and ask

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OutOfHereUSA
3/27/2017 12:26 EST

IF you look online maybe you can call an immigration office directly or find an email to send your inquiries.
I've been able to just call certain Canadian Federal offices

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standupguy
3/28/2017 01:46 EST

look at cic.gc.ca Citizenship & Immigration Canada

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regnatarajan
4/20/2017 11:44 EST

Thirteen years between posts. Maybe a new record.

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2lynne24
6/15/2017 13:08 EST

Do you realize the high tax you will pay on anything you buy in Canada? From upwards of 18 percent in most places. Also, many areas where there are lots of retirees, like Nova Scotia, there are waiting lists for doctors. The doctor you may get will in all probability will be from a third world country and you may have trouble communicating. It is rarely warm anywhere in Canada at any time of the year.

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OutOfHereUSA
6/15/2017 15:58 EST

AS of today, the CAD dollar is worth 75 cents, so you get an automatic 25% discount with US dollars.
I don't think normal things like groceries, etc are any higher than in the US

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regnatarajan
6/27/2017 01:39 EST

Do you realize the high tax you will pay on anything you buy in Canada? From upwards of 18 percent in most places.
Closer to 12% in most places. Some form of sales tax is common throughout the industrialized world including almost all US states. It is not a material problem. Canadians maintain a remarkably high standard of living despite having sales taxes.

Also, many areas where there are lots of retirees, like Nova Scotia, there are waiting lists for doctors.
There are waiting lists in some cases but overall, Canada's health care system is vastly superior to that in the US. Outcomes for almost every major health group are superior in Canada. If you don't have a family doctor yet, getting to see a doctor at a walk-in clinic is trivial (although if you show up at a busy hour, you might have to wait an hour or even two).

The doctor you may get will in all probability will be from a third world country and you may have trouble communicating.
You sound like a bigot. I've never had any trouble communicating with any doctor in this country.

It is rarely warm anywhere in Canada at any time of the year.
You really know nothing about Canada. It was 35°C (95°F) here yesterday. Here in Vancouver it's warmer than most of the northern US for most of the year. In the rest of Canada, it's warm for 6 months, cool for 2 and bloody freezing for 2. Same as much of the US.

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