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More Americans Moving to Canada to Work or Study

Submitted by on July 20, 2012 – 8:54 amNo Comment

US-Canada border

Economic woes in the U.S. are dri­ving Americans across the north­ern bor­der in near-​​record num­bers as they seek bet­ter job oppor­tu­ni­ties and cheaper edu­ca­tion in Canada.”

That’s accord­ing to a recent CTV News report, which said that Canada issued 35,060 visas to U.S. res­i­dents in 2010 and an addi­tional 34,185 visas to Americans in 2011.

As the unem­ploy­ment rate in the United States remains high, “it’s nat­ural you’re going to see more…young Americans pur­su­ing eco­nomic oppor­tu­nity here,” said Canada’s Minister of Citizenship, Immigration, and Multiculturalism Jason Kenney.

Similarly, more American stu­dents are apply­ing to Canadian uni­ver­si­ties to avoid the higher cost of tuition south of the border.

Read the full report at CTVNews​.ca.

Are you an American mov­ing, or think­ing about mov­ing, to Canada? Leave a com­ment and share your story.

U.S.-Canada bor­der photo by HeyRocker (flickr)

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