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Old Jan 18th 2022, 3:38 pm
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I thought they still had some sort of investment visa going? If you have dosh there is usually a way into any country.
Not at the Federal level if you want to just chuck money at it and retire, the investor program ($1.6M) was the only option for that. There are still investment options, but only for those looking to set up a business and hire Canadians.
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Old Jan 18th 2022, 3:44 pm
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Great reply, I love offended woke snowflakes more than keyboard warriors, now go give someone a hug and share the love LOL
Erm...I think it was you that was offended! And anyone who bandies around the phrase 'woke snowflake' is definitely a bit delicate. I was just trying to give some information, since updated by another poster. Calm down son, life's too short. I'll leave you the last word.
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Old Jan 18th 2022, 7:11 pm
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Erm...I think it was you that was offended! And anyone who bandies around the phrase 'woke snowflake' is definitely a bit delicate. I was just trying to give some information, since updated by another poster. Calm down son, life's too short. I'll leave you the last word.
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Old Jan 18th 2022, 7:22 pm
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Not at the Federal level if you want to just chuck money at it and retire, the investor program ($1.6M) was the only option for that. There are still investment options, but only for those looking to set up a business and hire Canadians.
A way in then that people will use. Can't blame them, Canada is a fantastic country and we're lucky in having been there a few times over the years, we loved British Columbia and the city of Victoria what a wonderful place. If I was young and looking to move it would be Canada or New Zealand for us.
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Old Jan 19th 2022, 6:06 am
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A way in then that people will use.
Yes, if they’re eligible. They’ll need to meet the criteria (including having run a business successfully previously, having a solid business plan etc) and then checks are done to check Canadians have been hired and the business is profitable going forward after the visa is granted.

So it’s certainly an option for those with money to invest, but it’s not really an easy way in for most.

FWIW I agree, Canada is a great place for those that can get in, it’s getting tougher as the years go by. We had no problem with our application for PR back in 2010 but not sure we’d be eligible if we were to apply now!
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Yes, if they’re eligible. They’ll need to meet the criteria (including having run a business successfully previously, having a solid business plan etc) and then checks are done to check Canadians have been hired and the business is profitable going forward after the visa is granted.

So it’s certainly an option for those with money to invest, but it’s not really an easy way in for most.

FWIW I agree, Canada is a great place for those that can get in, it’s getting tougher as the years go by. We had no problem with our application for PR back in 2010 but not sure we’d be eligible if we were to apply now!
I married a Canadian. It's going to cost us something like £600 for me when we go back, including the PR paperwork at the end of the 5th year.

Why can't a UK Spouse visa be that cheap?
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Back in the early 70s a good school friend of mine moved to Canada, whole family and they were home in less than two years. Moving forward a couple of years and his father had a family meeting and said they were going back but this time, from the moment the plane landed they were to think of themselves as Canadians and not brits, their future was Canada and this time they settled there for life. A good attitude to take when moving to any new country in my opinion.
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I married a Canadian. It's going to cost us something like £600 for me when we go back, including the PR paperwork at the end of the 5th year.

Why can't a UK Spouse visa be that cheap?
Not sure what you mean by 'PR paperwork at the end of the 5th year'? You'd have PR from the start, nothing to do after 5 years (just citizenship after 3 yrs if you wanted it).

It'll be more like £1000-1200 by the time you've added in your medical, police cert etc. But yes, it's much more expensive for a UK spouse visa from what I understand.
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Back in the early 70s a good school friend of mine moved to Canada, whole family and they were home in less than two years. Moving forward a couple of years and his father had a family meeting and said they were going back but this time, from the moment the plane landed they were to think of themselves as Canadians and not brits, their future was Canada and this time they settled there for life. A good attitude to take when moving to any new country in my opinion.
Totally agree with you. Far too many people move to another country and expect everything to work for them even though they are not prepared to make any effort to blend in with the locals.

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Not sure what you mean by 'PR paperwork at the end of the 5th year'? You'd have PR from the start, nothing to do after 5 years (just citizenship after 3 yrs if you wanted it).

It'll be more like £1000-1200 by the time you've added in your medical, police cert etc. But yes, it's much more expensive for a UK spouse visa from what I understand.
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Cough, cough. Could we get back to the thread title please.

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Cough, cough. Could we get back to the thread title please.

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Oh, so now thread drift's a problem.. I've previously been told it doesn't break forum rules when I previously complained about it happening on other threads. But sure, as you asked nicely.

As has been said before, the Brits leaving Spain appear to be those who stayed 'under the radar' while they could legally live in Spain under some simple EU requirements, and they chose (or were unable to) legalise themselves in the time given after the UK left the EU. And then they started finding that the rules for non-EU's are much more rigidly enforced.

It's self-inflicted, and I have zero sympathy.
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Oh, so now thread drift's a problem.. I've previously been told it doesn't break forum rules when I previously complained about it happening on other threads. But sure, as you asked nicely.

As has been said before, the Brits leaving Spain appear to be those who stayed 'under the radar' while they could legally live in Spain under some simple EU requirements, and they chose (or were unable to) legalise themselves in the time given after the UK left the EU. And then they started finding that the rules for non-EU's are much more rigidly enforced.

It's self-inflicted, and I have zero sympathy.
Normally I am very much an each to their own and live and let live sort of person but on this subject I am 100% in agreement with you

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Oh, so now thread drift's a problem.. I've previously been told it doesn't break forum rules when I previously complained about it happening on other threads. But sure, as you asked nicely.

As has been said before, the Brits leaving Spain appear to be those who stayed 'under the radar' while they could legally live in Spain under some simple EU requirements, and they chose (or were unable to) legalise themselves in the time given after the UK left the EU. And then they started finding that the rules for non-EU's are much more rigidly enforced.

It's self-inflicted, and I have zero sympathy.
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A brit in Spain was interviewed recently and was saying that some of the people who voted for brexit and threw parties in Spain to celebrate the leavers winning are either leaving/left because they were off the books or denying they voted leave, the fella found it quite amusing, like he said, ask any expats if they voted leave and you'll be hard pushed to find one who now says they did.
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