How to move to Canada and become a Canadian citizen
If the outcome of the 2016 presidential election has you feeling disillusioned with American democracy, you may find yourself imagining a move to Canada.
After all, it's a land where healthcare is universal, people are friendly, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau explains quantum computing just for laughs.
But actually becoming a citizen is tough: You need to live in Canada for at least six years, stay on your best behavior, and know a thing or two about the country you'll soon call home.
For those who actually want to head up north, here's how you move to Canada.
Preface: Make sure you're not already a Canadian citizen.
Be at least 18 years old.
Or enter the pool for skilled immigrants.
Have a permanent residence in Canada.
Declare your intent to reside.
Spend six years at that residence.
Provide your income tax filing.
Speak English or French.
Know a thing or two about Canada.
Know why your application might get denied.
Invest in durable clothes for your local climate.
Take advantage of the customs of your new life.