I thought I would link to an article I saw today mentioning that Alberta is launching a new recruitment drive to get skilled US workers to move to Canada. At a purely economic level it makes a lot of sense for Alberta is they have an unemployment rate that is starting to drift toward 4% at which point labor shortages start to occur. However, I can’t help but notice no mention is being made by the Alberta government of the US tax and filing requirements that these prospective US Citizen migrants to Canada are subject to.
I have to admit I have joked in the past that Alberta might do something like this but it appears they are quite serious and planning on targeting Denver, Los Angeles, and Phoenix. According to the statements of Premier Alison Redford’s staff they seem to be indicating that the US political response to these efforts has been quite favorible and specifically mentioned that Ambassador Jacobson helped them select what cities to target. Supposedly tommorow Premier Redford is going to get a meeting with Chicago mayor and former Obama chief of staff Rahm Emmanuel to discuss this and other issues further(Chicago is supposedly on a list second tier cities they are targetting after LA, Phoenix, and Denver).