Pilgrim Soul

From Disillusioned American to Future Canadian Citizen And All Points In Between

Saturday, October 16, 2004

Canadian Healthcare System in Crisis!

Just kidding.

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Canada – The Journey Begins

Shortly after midterms (I know, midterms in law school, go figure) I’m going to get my passport and related affairs in order, and then travel a couple hundred miles into Canada to hopefully open a simple bank account. This is just the first step.

My next step is organizing the mountain of serious paperwork I have to complete before launching the actual process of obtaining a Canadian Visa. I also have to obtain a medical exam from a small list of eligible doctors, but considering I haven’t had a medical exam in at least 15 years so that’s probably not such a bad idea.

Obtaining a Canadian Visa looks like it will take a little over 2 years, but I believe the investment will be worth it. It is no secret that I have become disillusioned with my country, although I certainly still and always will love my native country - my motives for a Canadian visa are more practical in nature. I would like to practice international law, and therefore being a resident, owning a home and so forth in both countries seems like a smart thing to do.

This is the place where I will chronicle my journey to Canada, the process I went through, and hopefully provide a road map for other Americans interested in eventually investing in Canada.