I Did the Research. Here Is How You Move to Canada if Sh*t Goes Wrong.
Election day is this week. You know what that means. If a candidate you’re not particularly fond of is elected, time to pack up and move. The best location for that (if one is of a liberal persuasion) is Canada. With Prime Minister (and computer genius) Justin Trudeau – just look at that face – and universal health care, Canada seems amazing.
Truth is, Canada is amazing. But moving to Canada requires hard work. But if, god forbid, the worst should happen tonight, perhaps that hard work is the least of our problems. And we’re not alone in freaking out and planning our move. Twitter had a Twitter Moment about it — here are a few of our favorite tweets:
Canada requires a citizenship test like any other country in the world. Theirs relies upon a point system, and if you hit that mark (or above) you are eligible to become a Canadian citizen. Here’s how you rack up those points.
Canada has two official languages – English and French. If you are conversational in one (you’re currently reading this in English so you have that down) or both, that’s points. Then, there’s a test on Canadian facts like the first Prime Minister (John MacDonald) and which province joined most recently (Nunavut). The test requires 75% correct answers to advance. I hope you paid attention in the fifteen minutes in the American school system spent on Canada.
So if you’re ready to move to the Great White North, make sure you know your facts. Brush up on your French as well. C’est le vie, eh?