Last Friday morning while listening to Columbus news station WTVN I heard host Joel Riley's interview with Toronto, Ontario attorney Henry Chang on the subject and it turns out that moving to Canada is not so easy.
According to Mr. Chang, unless you're sponsored by a Canadian employer who's bringing you in, acquiring Canadian citizenship ranges from difficult to impossible. The problem, Chang said, is that "a lot of Americans think we're the fifty-first state, but the thing is, Canadians have their own immigration laws and they're actually quite tough." Anyone wishing to apply for Canadian citizenship on their own, that is without a business sponsorship, must put their name in a lottery and wait until their name is picked. "So you may put in your name and you may never get an invitation to apply...or you could get an invitation, it could happen a year later."
And that's just to wrangle and invitation to apply. Chang said that people can up their chances a bit: "The more educated you are, the more fluent you are in English and French, if you're within a certain age range, you get extra points." It also helps to have a master's degree in something. But, as Chang emphasized, "you can put in your application and you may never get an invite to apply."
In other words, if you want to move to Canada to get away from President Trump, we could be three presidents past Trump before you even get your invitation.
Maybe better to just get out and vote for someone other than Trump.