Editors' pick: Originally published Nov. 11.
So, you're an avowed #NeverTrump-er and you can't want to follow celebrities like Lena Dunham, Cher, and Amy Schumer and bid the U.S. "good-bye" and say "bonjour" to our friendly neighbor to the north, Canada.
That's fine. The U.S. is a free country, and pulling up stakes and crossing borders is well within your rights. But just don't slap a maple leaf flag on your rear bumper and steer toward Moose Jaw or Banff without a good moving plan in place. Just a few missteps will have you back in the land of the stars and stripes before you can say "hoser, eh?"
To get you heading north of the border, TheStreet spoke with several experts on moving to, and living in, Canada. Here's their advice:
Know what you're getting into - "Ask yourself why you want to move and be honest," says Donna Duncan, a small business owner who holds dual-citizenship in both the U.S. and Canada. "Canada is in many ways similar to the United States, and Canadians are just frustrated with their political system and economy. The big difference is culture and opportunity." Duncan says Canadians have more of a sense of community and less tolerance for self-serving individualism than U.S. citizens do. "They value humanitarianism, moderation and conformity," she says. "While friendly and kind, some outsiders might consider Canadians boring." Duncan also notes that because Canada is a much smaller population and economy, and because their immigration policies are more open, and job opportunities are fewer. "If you want to move, ask yourself why," she adds. "You won't necessarily escape your problems by moving to Canada. You might just be swapping one set for another."