The usual response you will here is 6 months, but you can get up to a year. Most Canadians come to America as temporary visitors (tourists). There are two types of tourist visas and they are relatively easy to get. Immigration inspectors will allow visitors up to six months per trip. Under NAFTA, certain Canadians can get B-1 visas for a full year per trip. So do I have to go back to Canada for 6 months before America will welcome me back? To that I say absolutely not! Currently there is no immigration policy that prohibits you from coming back right away. But that’s not to say you can keep turning around and coming right back without staying in Canada. As a Canadian you cannot intend to reside in the U.S. without a green card…and immigration will at some point assume you have permanent intent. Either way, the 6 month rule is not a set in stone timeline for our Canadian friends. And anyway, I hear the summers can be quite nice in Canada. If you have not spent a Summer in Florida I can tell you one thing…you will be awfully hot and awfully sweaty! The best time to visit Southwest Florida will be from October through May.