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Hi pit. I think I would ask this question here since it's non music related (and it;'s a serious question). Well I am going to be moving to Ontario in about 4 months (I am from in Switzerland). I plan on becoming a citizen and start a new life there. I've never been any where outside of west europe so I'm a little nervous about it. My question is what is it going to take for me to get citzenship? Is it a hard, long process? What do I have to go through? Also, my english is still not so great, at least when I talk to people face to face, will the launguage barrier be difficult for me to live there?

Thanks.
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#2
Do you speak fluent French? because that would be a very good asset to have, if you're worried about your English, which should be fine.

Can't say much about the actual citizenship process, though. Sorry.
#5
I can't speak for Ontarians (?), but here in Newfoundland the language barrier is not really an issue, and no one is rude about it. The citizenship process may be a little difficult, what with the test on stiff even us Canadians don't know, but as far as living and working here it shouldn't be too hard.
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Have you ever met a moose?

You will.


i've never seen a moose in ontario......
maybe it's cause i live near Toronto
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#10
According to civics class its easy, you jsut have to live here for a bit first or something. I'm not too sure about the details.

Move to hamilton...thats where I live...Don't live on the mountain though, live down the mountain in the suburbs there, right before you get into the downtown core, tis so awesome there


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Have you ever met a moose?

You will.



I've lived in canada for 16 years and I've never seen a moose in person, and I have a cottage up north

WHERES THE MOOSES AT?! HUH?!
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#11
Do not listen to this man:




He's very, rat like.


Oh, if you're moving to Ontario, don't worry too much, but you may have a little bit of a problem getting through the french/english barrier. Just work on it, it's nice in Canada...If you don't like it there, move to Edmonton.
#12
you need to live there for about 3 years (i think its 3) before you can get your citizenship
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He looks almost exactly like my physician haha. Who is this?

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i've never seen a moose in ontario......
maybe it's cause i live near Toronto


Well, everyone knows mooses can't afford apartments in cities.

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I've lived in canada for 16 years and I've never seen a moose in person, and I have a cottage up north

WHERES THE MOOSES AT?! HUH?!


I...um...damn.
#15
Come to BC, lots of drugs, just kidding.... well no i'm not but Canada isn't a hard country to get citizenship in. My cousins wife is a citizen now (i think) and she lived here 2-3 years before she got it.
#16
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French won't do you much good in Ontario.

Quebec is right next door. I'm sure there'll be some spillage, though not to the extent of New Brunswick or anything.

Either way, if you're nervous, consider ESL classes.
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He looks almost exactly like my physician haha. Who is this?

That's Jack Layton, leader of the federal New Democratic Party.

is your physician Dr. Phil?
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#17
^ Hardly. Unless Dr. Phil had a love child with a weasel.

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He looks almost exactly like my physician haha. Who is this?


Jack Layton.
#18
I hunt moose...

I met some guy(boxing club) from germany and he didn't speak alot of english. I didn't mind and nobody else did. People were friendly.

I'm from a reservation and getting my education out in the city. Everybody I met was very friendly and nobody was rude to me. It was wierd because I only spent a couple of days in the city usually.

Edit:
Not from Ontario so I don't know how it's like there
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Do not listen to this man:

He's very, rat like.

Yeah but, dude, you're from Alberta.
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#21
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Yeah but, dude, you're from Alberta.


He's still a weasel.

I'm actually from B.C. btw.
#22
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^ Hardly. Unless Dr. Phil had a love child with a weasel.


Jack Layton.
Ehh, balding old white guy with a moustache is what I see when I see either of them.


What's your problem with Layton, anyway?
#23
Quote by Lasyk
I've lived in canada for 16 years and I've never seen a moose in person, and I have a cottage up north

WHERES THE MOOSES AT?! HUH?!

Lots of 'em here in NB. Just gotta use the right bait...

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#24
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French won't do you much good in Ontario.


baha??????? are you kidding me????

i live in ottawa and the city is basically half and half french and english. you clearly don't know what your talking about so don't make assumptions.
#25
^ No kidding...I live in a town of 5000 people, and there is a large amount of french people. So, I doubt that Ontario wouldn't have a fairly large base of frenchies.

No idea actually


I had problems with him in the past, and just can't remember my problem with him. So, he just stays within my dislike range tbh. If I remember, i'll tell ya. I'm pretty sure it was with the re-election with Harper, to be frank.
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Yeah, I noticed that. They always have their head down for some reason.(older people) They seem shy but nice. There somebody in my class who's from japan and is shy but Nice and always smiles when she talks.
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I had problems with him in the past, and just can't remember my problem with him. So, he just stays within my dislike range tbh. If I remember, i'll tell ya. I'm pretty sure it was with the re-election with Harper, to be frank.

Yeah, I remember him doing some douchey shit during the election, but can't put my finger on it.

He is a douche, though, from some things I read a while back.
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baha??????? are you kidding me????

i live in ottawa and the city is basically half and half french and english. you clearly don't know what your talking about so don't make assumptions.

That's because Ottawa is on a river with Hull on the other side. I grew up in Southern Ontario and now live in Toronto and I can't really speak French at all, and nor can most of the people I know. When living in close proximity to the Ontario-Quebec border it is different, but away from that area the predominant language will always be English.

Oh, and I would recommend living in the Ottawa area, it's one of the nicest in Ontario, if you ask me.
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#29
Quote by blackthought
Have you ever met a moose?

You will.

Almost hit a moose in my mom's tiny ass car when we were moving up to Northern Ontario. Good times. And whenever I'm traveling anywhere and we leave early in the morning there's always moose along the side of the road
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#30
Yep. If you're really planning on 'starting a new life', French might be helpful to get a nice job in the future. Otherwise, forget it, you don't need it.
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Yeah, I remember him doing some douchey shit during the election, but can't put my finger on it.

He is a douche, though, from some things I read a while back.


I think he said something about him losing the election, he was pissed, shoots his mouth off about Harper, Harper calls the re-election, and Jack says you can't do that.

Something like that I think. Really vague on it.
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Quote by maXterbat0r
Do you speak fluent French? because that would be a very good asset to have, if you're worried about your English, which should be fine.

Can't say much about the actual citizenship process, though. Sorry.



My native laungauge is Swiss-German.

I know some basic French too.
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My native laungauge is Swiss-German.

I know some basic French too.
Ah. Well, that's not much help for my idea. Still, you'll most likely be fine, especially if you can fluently read in English, which will be good for many things.
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I think he said something about him losing the election, he was pissed, shoots his mouth off about Harper, Harper calls the re-election, and Jack says you can't do that.

Something like that I think. Really vague on it.
Ahh, that sounds like something he would do.
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#35
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Where you moving to? (specifically)



It's most likey going to be Scarsborgh (excuse me my english/spelling kinda sucks).
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#37
To get a Canadian citizenship is a lot like I U.S citizenship, There's a whole bunch of different criteria to get it depending on who you are and what your skills are. I'm sure someone will help as you immigrate.
#38
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Hi pit. I think I would ask this question here since it's non music related (and it;'s a serious question). Well I am going to be moving to Ontario in about 4 months (I am from in Switzerland). I plan on becoming a citizen and start a new life there. I've never been any where outside of west europe so I'm a little nervous about it. My question is what is it going to take for me to get citzenship? Is it a hard, long process? What do I have to go through? Also, my english is still not so great, at least when I talk to people face to face, will the launguage barrier be difficult for me to live there?

Thanks.

http://www.cic.gc.ca/EnGLIsh/citizenship/become.asp
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#39
It should be no problem. Canadians generally love people with accents other than our own (or american). As for getting citizenship, its not really all that difficult. In the mean time, while your citizen applications and all that stuff is going through, you can get a visa to be a premanent resident. with that, you can live in canada as long as you want, can get a job, all that stuff except you wont have a few of the rights you would as a legal canadian citizen. The language thing isn't a big deal. Canada is hugely multicultural. People from every corner of the world live here, so accents and non-perfect english are very common. You will most likely meet somebody who speaks german in the first little while, too. Hope this helps. Good luck!


PS. Feel free to PM me if you want more info...I speak german too (but not very good at swiss german )
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#40
your average chimp can pass the Canadian citizenship exam

I'm not kidding my extended family was born over in Europe, where as I'm a first generation Canadian, my uncle was studying for the exam I looked it over, pretty much anything on there is something that a 15 year year old Canadian high school student knows, not difficult at all

Scarborough, is an interesting area in Ontario, cause some of it is incredibly affluent, and other part are down right ghetto

but it has some awesome bowling alleys, mostly English spoken there, and don't worry with the large Pakistani, Indian and Chinese/Korean populations living in the area you won't be the only one not fluent in English
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