Moving to Spain from Canada: The Definitive Guide

Canadian moving to Spain

The time has come, you are thinking about moving to Spain from Canada.



The dream.

A new exciting life is waiting for you in Spain.

You can feel it.

The sun.

The good weather.

The historical cities’ architecture.

The spirit of the small towns from old Europe.

Now it’s the right time.

You have the intentions.

You have the finances.

You are willing to spend time preparing everything for the big move.

But there is only one problem.


You don’t know where to start

You must have tried Facebook groups.

Spanish official websites.


You may have contacted the Canadian immigration authorities.

It’s overwhelming, isn’t it?

One contradiction after another.

It’s so frustrating.

You may have spent a lot of hours going round in circles to get to nowhere.

Every new piece of information you read contains new steps, new procedures, new requirements, contradictory financial means.

Then you read some horror stories from Canadians living in Spain who got scammed, who had issues with the tax office, who had to try multiple times before they got their visas and Spanish residency cards.

Moving to Spain from Canada looks so scary.


But it’s not

No, it isn’t.

What happens here is that you have pointed into the wrong direction.

Let me explain.

There is one rule in Spain that applies to almost every single procedure you will do in this country (including consulates and embassies):

The final word is always at the relevant office

Mystery solved.

Now you know that Facebook groups, the forums, the official websites will not be helpful.

Some people dare to begin their visas applications with only the information they collected from the internet.

The outcome?

One trip after another to the embassy or consulate. One rejection after another.

Other people lose their visa rights because they didn’t apply for their Spanish residency in time.

It’s a complete waste of time that can be solved with a little bit of money, with the right guidance.


Here is your definitive ticket to Spain

Introducing the best tailor-made guide in the Earth for moving to Spain from Canada:

Moving to Spain from Canada

This is without a doubt your first step for the big move to Spain: a guide which contains an A to Z action plan for moving to Spain from Canada but only based on your unique situation.


What group do you belong to?

There are several groups when it comes to moving to Spain from Canada:

  • Retirees, pensioners, savings
  • Business
  • Workers
  • Investors

Depending on where you live in Canada, you may apply for your visas in the Consulate of Spain in Ottawa, Toronto or Montreal.

Once you have your visa and are living in Spain, every foreign affairs office in Spain will have their own interpretations for when you apply for the Spanish residency card.

So, it is impossible to have an article on the Internet, a Facebook group, or even the official website every single aspect, scenario, consulate and foreign affairs office.


The critical points to be happy in Spain

Doing things the right way in Spain will have one outcome: peace of mind.

And “peace of mind” means not having any issues with:

  • The Spanish immigration authorities
  • The Spanish tax office
  • The property you will buy in Spain
  • The Spanish police

But you will not get peace of mind without making sure everything is done to perfection, legally, such as:

  • General tips for living in Spain
  • Getting the visa in the correct Consulate of Spain in Canada
  • Getting the residency card in Spain
  • Tips about buying property in Spain
  • The legal property purchase process
  • Tax ID number
  • Tax implications
  • Driving in Spain for Canadian citizens
  • Home and car insurance

And to get peace of mind all you need is:

A personalized service based on your unique situation

Yes, and that is why my personalized guide is the best starting point to emigrating to Spain from Canada.

What I will produce here is:

  • A personalized guide I will create for you exclusively based on your unique situation
  • A tailor-made road map so that your first steps in Spain are smooth and free of worries
  • A true money saving machine because it will prevent tax issues, scams, unnecessary professional services

Moving to Spain from Canada has never been easier thanks to my personalized guide, which I will only produce if I know it will be 500% effective.

After we speak during the pre-production stage, I will be in the position to know whether I can help you or not (I will let you know how it works in a moment).


Why do I know so much about this?

Let me introduce myself.

My name is David Ruiz, and I’m the man below.

David Ruiz

Since 2010, I’ve helped more than 10,000 foreigners from EU and non-EU countries settling in Spain through my business Torrevieja Translation.

I know very well the ups and downs when moving to Spain, the fears, the expectations, and how to protect foreign people from scammers, tax issues, immigration issues.

Otherwise, I would not have been able to write so many books for living in Spain:

I was born and grew up in Murcia (southeast Spain) but I lived in Peoria Illinois (USA) between 2001-2006, where I graduated from college (Computer Programming and Web Technology). Then, I transfer to a four-year degree in Information Technology from Franklin University.

In 2010 I got laid off from my last computer programming job and I decided it was time to work with people, hand to hand, on the ground, helping foreigners in Spain. This led to creating my relocation, translation and interpreting business.

The Spanish system is not a mystery for me, not only because I’m a Spanish-speaking native but because my real experience is in-person, dealing with the Spanish system face to face.

I short, I’m not an amateur trying to scratch a few pennies selling relocation services or ads on my website. If you hire my services, I will bring the “peace of mind” I mentioned earlier.


Moving to Spain from Canada: how does it work?

Here is my three-step process.

1. Pre-Production stage

I will ask you a few basic questions by email to know what group you belong too.

Then, based on your personal situation, if I’m totally sure I can help you, I will propose the guidelines for your personalized guide

2. Production stage

To produce your personalized guide, I will:

  1. Use my exclusive research methodology and experience helping Canadians moving to Spain.
  2. Speak with the consulate of Spain.
  3. Speak with the foreign affairs office in Spain
  4. Discuss any questions with my team of collaborators about your specific questions

My team of collaborators include:

  • Lawyers: experts in property law, immigration
  • Legal advisers: tax, consultancy
  • Real state agencies
  • Property agents
  • Official translators

3. Post-production stage

Your personalized guide will not be a “closed product”. Instead, when I deliver the guide, I will be happy to clarify any points described within the guide.

Please let me know the exact concerns you have, your plans, your wishes, your dreams 😊

I can guarantee that my personalized guide will save you thousands of dollars in mistakes, issues with the tax office, unnecessary professional services and from potential scams.


Shall we speak?


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