Tuesday, July 31, 2007

The exodus reverses itself

We've watched Canadians move SOTB for many, many years. We've seen our dollar valued less than Canadian Tire money. We've seen towns like Messina and Kittery do quite well in cross-border shopping despite the appalling exchange rates.
Now, the dollar is up. And the Yanks are coming up North in a Guns for Healtcare exchange program.

American moves to Canada reach record high
The number of Americans admitted to Canada last year reached a 30-year high, with a 20 per cent increase over the previous year and nearly double the number that arrived in 2000.

Who's coming and where are they going?
"When looking at the differences over the past few years in the real numbers between the two countries, Canada is undoubtedly narrowing the brain drain," the study said.

The most educated immigrant group comes from the U.S, with nearly half possessing a bachelor's degree or higher, the study found.

Ontario was the most popular destination for Americans, followed by B.C and Quebec.

Wonder why they're leaving...

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