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The United States’ kid sister is a lot friendlier to online grinders than Uncle Sam. And it’s next door. Need we say more?

If you are looking for an environment with less culture shock and more of the comforts of home, Canada may be the right destination for you.

Why Canada:

  • Everyone speaks mostly English (or Canadian & French)
  • 20MB+ Internet connections
  • Close quarters with the US
  • Similar lifestyle to the US
  • Westernized culture
  • Poker Tour Stops and industry peeps around
  • Flexible tax laws on gambling winnings

What to Expect:

  • 6-month maximum visa stay per calendar year
  • Lots of Canadians
  • Great live scene and lots of tournaments
  • A harsh winter
  • An overall peaceful environment and low crime rate
  • Some of the highest ranked “Best Cities to Live in the World”
  • Affordable real estate
  • Liberal locals
  • Socialized medicine
  • Secure banking systemine
  • Notably good education system
  • Fellow capitalist loving country


  • Montreal
  • Toronto
  • Vancouver
  • Sarnia (medium-sized town on the border with Michigan)

Our Features

  • One-on-One Interview
  • Getting Set Up with Poker Sites
  • High Speed + Backup Internet
  • Detailed Requirements and Tips to Set Up a Local Bank Account
  • One-on-One Interview
  • Preliminary Property Selection
  • Complimentary Airport Pickup
  • Referrals to English-Speaking Professionals
  • Guidance on how to buy a reliable car or negotiating long-term rental rates