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For those of you who moved from Canada to the US, was it a difficult transition?

Asked by Jude (31993 points ) June 22nd, 2011

This is likely to happen in a year. I am leaving the land of beer and beavers and the plan is to move to Traverse City, Mich.

Are there any Canucks here who moved to the US? Or, do you know of any Canucks who moved to the US? If so, what was their experience like (if they told ya)? Bueller?

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JLeslie's avatar

My Canadian friends love living in the US, well the ones who moved to FL do. LOL. I have some Canadian friends here in Memphis too, their adjustment was as difficult as mine. :).

Seelix's avatar

I have a friend who’s living in South Carolina right now after growing up in Northern Ontario and spending a few years in Kingston. She seems to have handled the transition pretty smoothly, aside from getting used to alligators and paying three hundred bucks for a pap test.

marinelife's avatar

Many famous Canadians have moved to the US and appear to love it as they have stayed:

Raymond Burr, Keanu Reeves, Donald Sutherland, William Shatner, Glenn Ford, Colleen Dewhurst, Jim Carrey to name just a few.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

My grandmother moved here from Quebec and she caused trouble here as well,no problem! :)
My dad’s wife also moved here from Quebec to Windsor to the US and adjusted quite well,unfortunately.XD

bkcunningham's avatar

I live in Florida and have many, many Canadian friends. They only live here six months out of the year. They all love it here. Most are retired, but a few still work and have jobs that allow them to work from home. In all honesty, the biggest complaints I’ve heard are that they have to leave our lower paradise and head back North after their six months is up. I imagine the circumstances are different though @Jude because of the ages.

My husband is from Northern New York about 13 miles from Canada. He grew up going to Canada like we go to another town here in the US. He has lots of friends who are Canadian who travel back and forth without any complaints. If it wasn’t for the border, I don’t guess you’d know they weren’t all from the same town.

My son-in-law is Canadian and lives in Maryland now and loves it here. He lives on the Bay and said the winters are much nicer. He has a job with decent health insurance so that isn’t an issue. He has a 12 year old son who aspires to be a hockey star. They fish and play hockey and fish and play hockey, fish and play hockey. The drive to Canada often to visit family. He’s adapted and I’ve never heard him complain about anything except politics.

dannyc's avatar

I lived in the States for quite a period and found it almost identical, except warmer. Maybe more country music than I thought was possible..(though I actually started to get it after a year or two.). The people I met were fantastic and hospitable.

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