Can a US citizen retire to Canada?
May 23, 2011 8:16 AM Subscribe
The earliest I could possibly retire is about 15 years away and I've been thinking about retiring in Canada somewhere. The catch: I'm a US citizen and I don't currently live or work in Canada. Am I kidding myself?
posted by tommasz to Law & Government (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
It's not clear to me that I would fit into any of the categories that Citizenship and Immigration Canada has on their website if I'm no longer working (I could qualify as a "skilled worker" at present, though). I will have my 401-K and other investments along with the profits from the sale of my house.
I've seen some scammy-looking web sites that claim this is possible but none that I would trust. Is there something I could be doing now to help this process in the future (assuming it can be done)? I live within an hour and a half of the border so it's not much of an issue to go there if need be.
Oh, and by "retire" I mean stop working in my current field and not necessarily stopping working entirely. If that matters, of course.