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2013-07-04 05:59:39 PM
Hell. I'd go to work in Canada in a heart-beat. I farking LOVE Maple Syrup. Beer sucks, though.
 
2013-07-04 06:01:45 PM
Moving to Canada has been my knee-jerk response for a long while.  At 40 I'm still not totally unconvinced that it isn't going to happen.
 
2013-07-04 06:01:45 PM
We make up for the quality in quantity
 
2013-07-04 06:05:40 PM
Too cold.
 
2013-07-04 06:06:15 PM

hardinparamedic: Hell. I'd go to work in Canada in a heart-beat. I farking LOVE Maple Syrup. Beer sucks, though.


We got plenty of Microbreweries. Certain Canadian laws about cross provincial alcohol imports/exports really lead to a fairly large and regionally unique craft brew and microbrew scene
 
2013-07-04 06:13:34 PM
'Mericans terkin er jerbs.
 
2013-07-04 06:30:10 PM
Sorry Yanks, we're all full up here. Try Mexico or something.

- "America's Hat"
 
2013-07-04 06:31:16 PM
Except for their inane "no criminal convictions whatsoever, eh" crap.
 
2013-07-04 06:31:51 PM

Bigdogdaddy: Too cold.


stay inside.
 
2013-07-04 06:35:28 PM
It's a myth that Canada is too cold. Sure in the north and prairies it gets cold but in southern ontario it's livable. Just put up with winter for 6-8 months every year. Only a few times a year does it go below 0 F. And if you do not live in a snow belt you won't be buried in snow all winter. It's not at all that bad.
 
2013-07-04 06:40:43 PM
My current employer is canadian, so I'm getting a kick, eh...
 
2013-07-04 06:42:06 PM
I'm guessing the border between Canada and the US will be less porous than the  European ( well, EU) equivalents for the foreseeable future. Keeping out the Derp should be a priority for the Canadian Government.

/ IIRC, Canada has enough of that in Alberta & Quebec
 
2013-07-04 06:43:34 PM
I've been pretty tempted to move up there as a fresh Civil Engineering graduate. Down here there isn't much luck for my industry, even if you're already licensed.

ontariolightning: Only a few times a year does it go below 0 F


...Oooon the other hand, maybe I'll be alright. Unemployment doesn't sound half as bad as having my sack recede into my body for 8 months out of the year.
 
2013-07-04 06:45:24 PM
UltimaCS:

...Oooon the other hand, maybe I'll be alright. Unemployment doesn't sound half as bad as having my sack recede into my body for 8 months out of the year.

Try Vancouver. They are like 45-50 F most winter
 
2013-07-04 06:49:12 PM

UltimaCS: I've been pretty tempted to move up there as a fresh Civil Engineering graduate. Down here there isn't much luck for my industry, even if you're already licensed.

ontariolightning: Only a few times a year does it go below 0 F

...Oooon the other hand, maybe I'll be alright. Unemployment doesn't sound half as bad as having my sack recede into my body for 8 months out of the year.


Well, we can all clearly see you're nuts.
 
2013-07-04 06:51:33 PM

Yeah, it never snows in the U.S. Everything south of the 49th parallel is sunshine and tan lines every day.


American with potential 500k hospital bill? Welcome to Canada.

 
2013-07-04 06:53:26 PM

hardinparamedic: Beer sucks, though.


What?
 
2013-07-04 07:02:23 PM

ontariolightning: UltimaCS:

...Oooon the other hand, maybe I'll be alright. Unemployment doesn't sound half as bad as having my sack recede into my body for 8 months out of the year.

Try Vancouver. They are like 45-50 F most winter


No. It gets pretty cold here in the winter. Not Saskatchewan cold, but cold enough.
 
2013-07-04 07:06:51 PM

WhippingBoy: ontariolightning: UltimaCS:

...Oooon the other hand, maybe I'll be alright. Unemployment doesn't sound half as bad as having my sack recede into my body for 8 months out of the year.

Try Vancouver. They are like 45-50 F most winter

No. It gets pretty cold here in the winter. Not Saskatchewan cold, but cold enough.


Oh, and don't even consider Vancouver unless you know you're going to be making 6 figures or higher:  crackshackormansion
 
2013-07-04 07:12:48 PM
My company's looking at adding a few hundred employees in the next year or so. Most guys make around 100k. No experience needed, just need to be able to drive (we'll train) and work, and count your money.

Eip.
 
2013-07-04 07:40:05 PM
:Looks out window onto Church St., Burlington, VT:
Nope, still all Canadians.
 
2013-07-04 07:43:34 PM

Heims: My company's looking at adding a few hundred employees in the next year or so. Most guys make around 100k. No experience needed, just need to be able to drive (we'll train) and work, and count your money.

Eip.


What sort of driving?   I'm just a week from getting my CDL A.  I'm not sure about relocating to Canada, but... maybe?
 
2013-07-04 08:08:56 PM

Fecacacophany: Heims: My company's looking at adding a few hundred employees in the next year or so. Most guys make around 100k. No experience needed, just need to be able to drive (we'll train) and work, and count your money.

Eip.

What sort of driving?   I'm just a week from getting my CDL A.  I'm not sure about relocating to Canada, but... maybe?


Oilfield driving, which means nothing to you.  On and off highway stuff.  Lots of bush roads, sometimes mountain roads; honestly I've never seen anything too dangerous or intimidating (once you get a bit of experience).  The hardest part of the job is putting the equipment together (heavy pieces of iron pipe, often in adverse conditions).

If you get the right guy (at the right company) they may even be willing to fly you back and forth to where ever you live (we do it a lot with people who live on the east coast) - your ass belongs to the company for x amount of days (15 or 21 days, depending) then you get y days off in a row (6 or 14, again, depending).
 
2013-07-04 08:32:46 PM

the_sidewinder: hardinparamedic: Hell. I'd go to work in Canada in a heart-beat. I farking LOVE Maple Syrup. Beer sucks, though.

We got plenty of Microbreweries. Certain Canadian laws about cross provincial alcohol imports/exports really lead to a fairly large and regionally unique craft brew and microbrew scene


And goofy prohibitionist laws like those of ontario forcing you to buy only from government run liqour stores that have bankers hours means you can still find a thriving bootlegging industry
 
2013-07-04 08:51:53 PM
And here I always thought Canada was the place to retire.

Compared with Asia Pacific, of course.
 
2013-07-04 08:59:16 PM
It's understandable why this is happening. Recession in the US, but it's still warm and sunny in the South, so fewer workers moving South but the retirees are holding firm, at least as long as the dollars are close to par.

As Ben Franklin, put it, a fair trade is no robbery, so an exchange of retirees for workers is good for both countries, more than balances things out because each country gains. Should the economies or the dollars fluctuate, the current may turn.

I wonder who is moving to New York and why? Not for the climate. It can be a Hell of a lot nastier in New York sometimes than in Canadian cities.

I think you'd have to be an other- outward- oriented person to live in New York. The type of person who keeps their shoes in the refrigerator and never cooks. A risk-taker with more cellphones than places at their tiny  table, if they have a table. A great place to be rich, or a hipster, or a rich bohemian, a poor place to be Joe Schmo.
 
2013-07-04 09:15:37 PM
But...but......SOCIALIZED MEDICINE!!!!! The medical system of SATAN!!!!

I know it's true. The Republicans say so.
 
2013-07-04 09:17:03 PM

Heims: My company's looking at adding a few hundred employees in the next year or so. Most guys make around 100k. No experience needed, just need to be able to drive (we'll train) and work, and count your money.

Eip.


You got mail.
 
2013-07-04 10:23:41 PM
brantgoose:
I wonder who is moving to New York and why? Not for the climate. It can be a Hell of a lot nastier in New York sometimes than in Canadian cities.

Well duh. Weather is localized. There can be squalls in NYC when it's sunny in Toronto.
However, if you go by seasonal climate the weather is probably worse in Canadian cities than NYC.
 
2013-07-04 10:23:45 PM
The socialized medicine is bullshiat. Mrs. Bwahaha and I can buy $4Million worth of health insurance for $300 a month- we buy it every year before going South to escape the hungry month of March. At $3,600 a year, it is only one half of one percent of my annual Canadian federal income tax. Yeah, last year the Canadian tax department took me for over $65k. Of course, I had the immense satisfaction of knowing that my tax dollars were paying for the welfare bums who are still in bed when I am trundling my way to the mill in the wee small hours of the morning, so there's that to comfort me.
Yanks with jobs can afford good health care, at much less than the a$$ raping that we Canucks are taking, under the guise of universal health care.
And, yes, if we live to see it, me and the missus will be retiring in the sunny south.
/ And here's to Smithfield Chicken and Barbeque, North Carolina, for the best damn ribs on planet Earth!
 
2013-07-04 10:33:51 PM
Don't all rush in at once.

No, really.

/tired of hearing nasal consonants from all the cheap-ass beer patios.
 
2013-07-04 10:35:19 PM
BWahh

Bwahaha: The socialized medicine is bullshiat. Mrs. Bwahaha and I can buy $4Million worth of health insurance for $300 a month- we buy it every year before going South to escape the hungry month of March. At $3,600 a year, it is only one half of one percent of my annual Canadian federal income tax. Yeah, last year the Canadian tax department took me for over $65k. Of course, I had the immense satisfaction of knowing that my tax dollars were paying for the welfare bums who are still in bed when I am trundling my way to the mill in the wee small hours of the morning, so there's that to comfort me.
Yanks with jobs can afford good health care, at much less than the a$$ raping that we Canucks are taking, under the guise of universal health care.
And, yes, if we live to see it, me and the missus will be retiring in the sunny south.
/ And here's to Smithfield Chicken and Barbeque, North Carolina, for the best damn ribs on planet Earth!



On the flip side.I work a full time job and make 480 per week. I also am living with a debilitating, expensive, chronic disease. If I wanted I could probably go on disability and make 75 % of my wage, but I don't. I am very thankful that yours and everyonestaxes (including mine) help pay for medical care. I would not be able to do it alone. I would have probably killed myself if I were born in the USA and had to deal with this on my own, drowning in medical debt. Thank you Bwahaha. You might not know it but your hard work is helping this corner of the world. I wish you could see the humanity in it. Maybe you will one day.
 
2013-07-04 10:36:06 PM

Bravo Two: My current employer is canadian, so I'm getting a kick, eh...


we don't always say eh, right. sometimes we say right, eh.
 
2013-07-04 10:42:54 PM
OntarioLightning, I have no quarrel with paying a reasonable tax to help those who have not been as fortunate as I have been. And more power to you for doing your best in what sounds like a challenging situation.
But even you have to agree that we are taxed heavily, only to see the government squander the taxes. How able bodied men can work for twelve weeks and then take a layoff and get unemployment insurance benefits for a year mystifies me. It frustrates me too, when they have the gall to look me in the face and say "only fools and horses work".
There's a difference between scratching your ar$e on the one hand, and making it bleed on the other.
I still intend to move South as soon as we can afford it.
Best of luck with your health.
 
2013-07-04 10:43:01 PM
I'd consider it depending on the moving costs and costs of living. I'm in Ohio so certain parts aren't far, and I don't mind Midwest winters so I'm sure I wouldn't mind them in Canada.
 
2013-07-04 10:51:40 PM

Bwahaha: The socialized medicine is bullshiat. Mrs. Bwahaha and I can buy $4Million worth of health insurance for $300 a month- we buy it every year before going South to escape the hungry month of March. At $3,600 a year, it is only one half of one percent of my annual Canadian federal income tax. Yeah, last year the Canadian tax department took me for over $65k. Of course, I had the immense satisfaction of knowing that my tax dollars were paying for the welfare bums who are still in bed when I am trundling my way to the mill in the wee small hours of the morning, so there's that to comfort me.
Yanks with jobs can afford good health care, at much less than the a$$ raping that we Canucks are taking, under the guise of universal health care.
And, yes, if we live to see it, me and the missus will be retiring in the sunny south.
/ And here's to Smithfield Chicken and Barbeque, North Carolina, for the best damn ribs on planet Earth!


You do know that the US government spends more per capita on health care, right? Plus most people in the US need to cover their own health costs.

But don't let that get in the way of a good rant.
 
2013-07-04 10:55:39 PM
http://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/rankings_by_country.jsp
You picked the right country to move to. Just remember, places that pay less taxes do not have quality services and dangerous infrastructure.

Bwahaha: OntarioLightning, I have no quarrel with paying a reasonable tax to help those who have not been as fortunate as I have been. And more power to you for doing your best in what sounds like a challenging situation.
But even you have to agree that we are taxed heavily, only to see the government squander the taxes. How able bodied men can work for twelve weeks and then take a layoff and get unemployment insurance benefits for a year mystifies me. It frustrates me too, when they have the gall to look me in the face and say "only fools and horses work".
There's a difference between scratching your ar$e on the one hand, and making it bleed on the other.
I still intend to move South as soon as we can afford it.
Best of luck with your health.

 
2013-07-04 11:22:42 PM
I think if you can handle the cold, it's a great idea. Not nearly the population density we have here in the states, so you can still experience nature. Nor does it have to spend government resources on military because the u.s. always has their back. Can spend those tax revenues on domestic programs
 
2013-07-04 11:31:13 PM

Bwahaha: ... At $3,600 a year, it is only one half of one percent of my annual Canadian federal income tax....


So you paid $720,000 in tax??

Yeah, last year the Canadian tax department took me for over $65k.

Or did you pay $65,000?

Even if the latter I don't think you are at at an income level that has anything in particular to complain about.  Including a month off on a southern vacation every year.
 
2013-07-04 11:53:22 PM

Pumpernickel bread: I think if you can handle the cold, it's a great idea. Not nearly the population density we have here in the states, so you can still experience nature. Nor does it have to spend government resources on military because the u.s. always has their back. Can spend those tax revenues on domestic programs


Woah hold on there. Who is going to invade Canada? Russia? Lolz. US does not protect Canada from anyone. We are isolated from much of the worlds military. Russia, US are the only countries capable of sending missiles into Canada. Out of those two the US is the most likely to attack Canada. No, you are not protecting Canada. Canada is also a founding country of NORAD. We pull our own weight.
 
2013-07-05 12:13:31 AM

ontariolightning: Pumpernickel bread: I think if you can handle the cold, it's a great idea. Not nearly the population density we have here in the states, so you can still experience nature. Nor does it have to spend government resources on military because the u.s. always has their back. Can spend those tax revenues on domestic programs

Woah hold on there. Who is going to invade Canada? Russia? Lolz. US does not protect Canada from anyone. We are isolated from much of the worlds military. Russia, US are the only countries capable of sending missiles into Canada. Out of those two the US is the most likely to attack Canada. No, you are not protecting Canada. Canada is also a founding country of NORAD. We pull our own weight.


You laugh, but when Canada is invaded by Greenland, you'll come crying to us for help, Canook.
 
2013-07-05 02:14:44 AM

Bwahaha: OntarioLightning, I have no quarrel with paying a reasonable tax to help those who have not been as fortunate as I have been. And more power to you for doing your best in what sounds like a challenging situation.
But even you have to agree that we are taxed heavily, only to see the government squander the taxes. How able bodied men can work for twelve weeks and then take a layoff and get unemployment insurance benefits for a year mystifies me. It frustrates me too, when they have the gall to look me in the face and say "only fools and horses work".
There's a difference between scratching your ar$e on the one hand, and making it bleed on the other.
I still intend to move South as soon as we can afford it.
Best of luck with your health.


So fark all of us, you got yours?

/not worth the time... This guy hits triples like nobody's business.
 
2013-07-05 04:14:56 AM

inclemency: Bwahaha: OntarioLightning, I have no quarrel with paying a reasonable tax to help those who have not been as fortunate as I have been. And more power to you for doing your best in what sounds like a challenging situation.
But even you have to agree that we are taxed heavily, only to see the government squander the taxes. How able bodied men can work for twelve weeks and then take a layoff and get unemployment insurance benefits for a year mystifies me. It frustrates me too, when they have the gall to look me in the face and say "only fools and horses work".
There's a difference between scratching your ar$e on the one hand, and making it bleed on the other.
I still intend to move South as soon as we can afford it.
Best of luck with your health.

So fark all of us, you got yours?

/not worth the time... This guy hits triples like nobody's business.


Probably fit in perfectly in the US, in that case. :)
 
2013-07-05 04:29:20 AM

Dictatorial_Flair: inclemency: Bwahaha: OntarioLightning, I have no quarrel with paying a reasonable tax to help those who have not been as fortunate as I have been. And more power to you for doing your best in what sounds like a challenging situation.
But even you have to agree that we are taxed heavily, only to see the government squander the taxes. How able bodied men can work for twelve weeks and then take a layoff and get unemployment insurance benefits for a year mystifies me. It frustrates me too, when they have the gall to look me in the face and say "only fools and horses work".
There's a difference between scratching your ar$e on the one hand, and making it bleed on the other.
I still intend to move South as soon as we can afford it.
Best of luck with your health.

So fark all of us, you got yours?

/not worth the time... This guy hits triples like nobody's business.

Probably fit in perfectly in the US, in that case. :)


But if he goes, what are all of us moochers to do?
 
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