Thank you all for your opinions. I highly appreciate it.
So is Luxembourg, a lovely place, much milder winters and would be my personal choice
Yes Luxembourg seems lovely, and the close proximity of it to Paris (just a 2 hour drive away) is a bonus.
That would be simply madness.
Thats what I was told by many in Toronto.
This is how it works in the US and I imagine it would be similar in Canada.
I have to do my research on this topic, but you may be correct. From what I have heard, in order to renew the PR one has to prove 4 years of paid Taxes (in Canada) as one requirement.
My advice is,get Canadian citizenship first,then you will be free to leave for extended period of time without losing permanent resident status or go back and forth as you please.
Yes, and in this case I would have to return for an additional 3 years in order to be elligible to apply for Canadian citizenship (as they have changed the requirements not too long ago from 3 to 4 years
Yes Luxembourg may be expensive, but it generally has higher salaries + the close proximity to Paris is an ideal bonus for me. I am not too concerned about the weather.
As you mention - Perm immigration to Canada has been completely changed starting Jan 2015, whereby the Express Entry was initiated. This is a point-based system, and allows the governemnt to choose applicants based on jobs which cannot be filled by Canadians. This is a similar system which Australia has been using for a number of years now.
Thanks for your input.
I have been in contact with some companies there - French is highly desirable, and required in many but not all positions.