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We're considering going full time. Can anyone advise on what determines which province you consider home, and how they deal with mail service? We've read lots of articles about the process in the US but aren't sure how much it differs north of the border.

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It looks like whoever wrote the book in this link has locked up just about all the search results for full timing in Canada.


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I thought there would be a few more posts about going full time and staying in Canada.

We are also wondering about full timing in Canada.

Any info out there folks?





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Hi, If your looking for A lot more info on Canadians Full timing then go to 27 Years of Full time RV'ing
We met Peggy and John 10 Years ago and have kept in touch ever since.
Peggy has wrote many books on the subject of full timing as Canadians.
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Full-timing in Canada is not as easy as it is in the US - if we want to have health care coverage, we have to have a permanent residence in one province, and must spend at least 5-6 months (depending on the province) in that province each year. In our case we are going to park our RV on our daughter's acreage for the 6 months, and we will be "living" with her as our permanent residence. That will also be our mailing address. We decided to keep Alberta as our home as our family is here, and the taxes are favorable for us. Perhaps you could "rent a room" from a family member or friend. It is difficult/inconvenient to arrange to spend 6 months in one province, when you want to travel the country, but if you want health care, a necessity. Our province will allow a one-time exemption to the 6-month rule, as I understand, so you could be out of the province for up to a year. We did get the e-book mentioned above, it does give some helpful hints and advise, and explains how health care coverage works. Also, you do need out-of-province extended health insurance for when you are not in your home province.

We have not started full-timing yet, hope to later this year, soon as our acreage sells.

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FWIW my Aunt and Uncle full time in their 5er. They have a seasonal site somewhere next to a lake in ON and then 179 days a year are somewhere else.

I think they use one of their kids house as their residence but can't confirm that.


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Check taxes and health care. Alberta has no sales tax but 10% flat rate income tax. Ontario has sales tax (HST) but only charges 5% income tax. You can be out of Ontario 200 days a year and still have health care. But you pay a health care fee on income tax. After 65 most drugs are free .... $100 deductable and pay dispensing fee. In northern Ontario you can still buy a house on a lot for less then $50,000 .... but that won't last I'm sure.

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To fulltime in Canada is doable from some of those we have talked to, but it is a little bit on the tricky side, if all goes right for us we;re going to give it a good try starting next June.

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