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CSA APPLAUDS US TRAVEL INITIATIVE

The Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA) applauds the inclusion of the JOLT (Jobs Originated through Launching Travel) Act in the comprehensive immigration reform legislation announced last week in the United States Senate. The JOLT Act is a bipartisan bill that seeks to expand international travel to the US in order to increase economic growth. One of the provisions found in the Act, known as the “Canadian Retiree Visa,”would allow Canadian retirees, who meet certain requirements, to spend up to eight months in the US, two months longer than the current policy allows. The Canadian Retiree Visa would allow Canadian snowbirds to make the most of their retirement,”said Bob Slack, president of the Canadian Snowbird Association. “Our members have been following this development with keen interest.”The CSA has been working closely with New York Senator Charles Schumer’s office for the past 18 months regarding the two-month extension for Canadian retirees.

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