Us. Michael and Irene Tobis visiting old Montreal.
Michael is a Canadian who's lived
most of his adult life in the USA. Irene is an American.
We've had the privilege of leading
interesting lives in some of America's greatest cities: Madison,
Chicago, and Austin. We're currently enjoying the boom times in Austin,
But America's trajectory is
troubling, and we are entering our senior years. Neither of us has an
extended family we can rely upon. And upon visiting Canada recently, we
were taken by the sense of calm, the friendly unrushed demanor of the
people, the beauty of the natural environment, and the thoughtful
design of the built environment. America looked agitated and shabby on our return.
Lots of people in America talk about
it, but because of Michael's citizenship, we can actually do it. We've
decided to move to Canada.
How about you? Are you a Canadian
living abroad thinking about coming home, or married to one? Are you a
recently repatriated Canadian? We'd like to hear from you.
How To RepatriateThinking about a step like this is easy, but doing it is hard.
Here are some of the things we're considering.
We'll be blogging our experiences and posting them here.
Seeking PeersAre you considering moving back to Canada from another country? What are you weighing in your decision?
Have you started the process? What snags have you encountered? What advice do you have for others?
Are you safely back home now? What are the benefits and drawbacks of your experience of returning?
Please contact us! firstname.lastname@example.org
Useful LinksImmigration Canada
Am I Canadian? (Immigration Canada)
Moving Back to Canada (Immigration Canada)
Importing a Vehicle (Transport Canada)
Returning to Live in Canada (border service; expired, but has an exhaustive list)
Banking and Credit for New and Returning Canadians (Creditcards.com)
Returning to Canada (Private website, like this one)
Homeland Beckons As Retirement Nears (New York Times)
Canada immigration discussion board
What's Different in Canada? An amusing free e-book comparing the US and Canada. Nothing serious here.