choose canada Billmon, Philadelphia bartender and the newest (and well-deserved) A-lister in the blogosphere, reports in his Whisky Bar blog that he’s a would-be Canadian . In response, a commenter posted the Canadian Government’s Skilled Worker Self-Assessment test , that calculates whether you’d qualify for immigration to Canada under the skilled worker clause.

I thought some of you might want to bookmark the test, just in case next year’s election turns out badly.

My countryman Mark Woods over at Wood’s Lot has posted some information on other ways of immigrating to Canada , in case you fail the skilled worker test. Sorry to admit, money counts.

My family has a long tradition of helping Americans relocate in Canada. As a United Empire Loyalist my great4-grandfather fled the US himself in 1792, founded the first school and the first tavern in Peel County, Ontario, helped many of the area’s first settlers (many from the US) get established, and defended against the attempted American invasion in 1812. His son provided assistance to Americans arriving on the Underground Railroad in the 1830s-1860s. We supported conscientious objectors during the Vietnam War. If things get bad, we’re here to help.

In our usual modest, non-smug, unassuming way, of course.

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  1. billmon says:

    My family has a long tradition of helping Americans relocate in Canada.Careful, or I just might take you up on that offer, Dave.

  2. Marie Foster says:

    Hmmm… I qualify on all points but having a job lined up. *plants tongue firmly in cheek* *eyebrows wiggle at Dave*j/k

  3. natasha says:

    Must… resist… temptation…

  4. As a semi pseudo faux Canadian already, I appreciate your offer. It might be easier in the long run, however, if I just married Reiko.

  5. Dave Pollard says:

    Billmon, you’re on. Remember, our family started in Canada as innkeepers, so you’d be a natural.Marie: With your name, couldn’t you pass yourself off as a francophone?Natasha: resistance is futile. You write so much like a Canadian I half-thought you already were one, eh?Christopher: Always taking the easy way out! ;-)

  6. Bob Auld says:

    As a native born Canuck I should caution you that while our Social Services including far better Health Services for the “average guy” and a far safer environment in “many areas” than the US (stemming likely from the British respect for the law and authority)…we pay for it in higher taxes and the excessive 15% General Services Tax. Come up if you wish but there are so many great things about the USA, you’re probably better off to stay and fight the big Corporations …Drug Companies etc.BA

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