Danny Friedman, 37, and his wife Amanda Doran, 29, moved to Canada from northern Minnesota three years ago and settled on a rural property in Silver Mountain, just south of Thunder Bay.
They want to stay here and start a small farm. But their plans are in limbo while they wait for Canadian residency — something that so far seems out of reach. They must gain permanent resident status if they want to eventually become Canadian citizens.
“I don’t think Canadians appreciate how hard it is for Americans to come to Canada,” said Friedman.