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Canadian Snowbirds Act

Posted date : Sep 20, 2019

U.S. Senators Marco Rubio and Rick Scott introduced the Canadian Snowbirds Act, legislation that would allow some Canadian citizens to spend up to eight months a year vacationing in the United States, two months longer than they are allowed to stay now.

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NB Health Coverage Extension

Posted date : Aug 19, 2019

The Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA) is pleased to report that effective May 16, 2014, eligible residents of New Brunswick may now be absent from their home province for up to 212 days, for vacation and visiting purposes, and still retain their Medicare coverage.

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Canadian Retiree Visa Progress

Posted date : Aug 19, 2019

Toronto – The Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA) applauds the passage of S. 744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act in the U.S. Senate.

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Canadian Retiree Visa Update

Posted date : Aug 19, 2019

The Canadian Snowbird Association applauds the inclusion of the JOLT (Jobs Originated through Launching Travel) Act in the comprehensive immigration reform legislation filed April 17th in the United States Senate

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Working as Campground Host

Posted date : Aug 9, 2019

Hi, do I need a Working Visa to work as a campground host in a U.S. State Park?

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Form 8840

Posted date : May 14, 2019

A question about line 1 in the form 8840, what to enter as a snowbird going for 150 days? What type of U.S. visa (for example, F, J, M, etc.) and date you entered the United States…. Mike Mares Ottawa, ON Response : Ed.: As a snowbird, with no intention of working in the U.S., […]

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“Working” in the U.S.

Posted date : May 13, 2019

I know Canadians can’t work in the U.S. without a “green card,” but the definition of work has changed a lot lately. What about Canadians who “telecommute”? I work in software. This winter, I’ll be in Florida with my laptop and I’ll be earning a living while I’m there. So I’m working. I’m in the […]

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CSA Travel Information Guide

Posted date : Nov 13, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, On page 50 of “The CSA Travel Information Guide” 2011 Edition, it says, “Typical work that may not be performed includes: In a condominium, mobile home or manufactured home community, receiving “cash” or reduced/free rent and/or maintenance fees for the season in exchange for: Park office clerical duties Park grounds maintenance Park […]

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Snowbird/Retiree Visa

Posted date : Nov 13, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, I recently received a newsletter from Moody’s Gartner stating that the proposed “snowbird visa” legislation to increase the amount of time which snowbirds can spend in the U.S. is a potential “tax bomb,” as the “day count” for the purposes of the snowbird visa is different than the day count for tax […]

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Federal Superannuates Insurance Coverage

Posted date : Nov 13, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, It is my understanding from information in a letter to “Bird Talk” included in the latest issue of CSANews, that retired federal public servants have had their medical coverage increased from $100,000 to $500,000 for a continuous 40-day period. Why should they be treated so differently from other retired people? They earned […]

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