Let's face it, a lot of us have said "If [insert candidate] wins this election, I'm moving to Canada!" But, you can't just move to another country all willy-nilly. There's a process, and there are certain things you need to do to make sure that our neighbors to the north will accept you into their country with open arms.

Business Insider has laid it all out pretty well for us:



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    Check to See if You're Already a Canadian Citizen

    "I think I would know if I was a Canadian citizen," you say, but you could be a citizen of the home of hockey and not even know it. In fact, you could be a citizen even if you weren't born there. Luckily, there's a quiz you can take to find out.

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    Be an Adult

    You don't have to act like one, or feel like one, but it's going to be a lot easier for you to move to Canada if you are 18 or older. It's kind of a pain if you're a kid, since your parents have to get involved, and maybe they don't want to move to Canada. Not to mention, if a minor wants to become a Canadian citizen, they either already have to be a resident, OR their parent has be a citizen or also applying for citizenship. More on that here.

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    Have a Skill (Not Mandatory, But Helpful)

    If you have a skill, it'll be easier for you to get into Canada faster. Business Insider explains that Canada fast-tracks skilled workers through something called Express Entry.

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    Have a Permanent Home in Canada

    If you have a residence in Canada, you can be a "permanent resident". That means that you can work, get healthcare coverage, study, and travel anywhere in Canada. You will not, however, be able to vote or run for office.

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    Speak English or French (or Both)

    In case you didn't know, Canada has two official languages - English and French. If you want to become a citizen, you only need to know one of them, and you don't necessarily have to be fluent. A citizenship officer will make the final call as to whether your English or French is good enough.