What It Says
- Every citizen of Canada has the right to enter, remain in and leave Canada.
- Every citizen of Canada and every person who has the status of a permanent resident of Canada has the right
- a) to move to and take up residence in any province; and
- b) to pursue the gaining of a livelihood in any province.
- The rights specified in subsection (2) are subject to
- a) any laws or practices of general application in force in a province other than those that discriminate among persons primarily on the basis of province of present or previous residence; and
- b) any laws providing for reasonable residency requirements as a qualification for the receipt of publicly provided social services.
- Subsections (2) and (3) do not preclude any law, program or activity that has as its object the amelioration in a province of conditions of individuals in that province who are socially or economically disadvantaged if the rate of employment in that province is below the rate of employment in Canada.