Why Canada?

Old Apr 12th 2018, 12:47 pm
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Originally Posted by Edo
Didn't want to stay in the UK given how fast the social fabric of that country is deteriorating; and the growing disparity between the cost and quality of life.
Isn't this argument a bit dented by the inability of most immigrants to Canada to afford a house in the locations where most immigrants go? If you have to work two days a week to fund car insurance and another day to pay the rent, you're not looking at a great quality of life.
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A day of work per week for rent. If only... Lol

Originally Posted by dbd33
Isn't this argument a bit dented by the inability of most immigrants to Canada to afford a house in the locations where most immigrants go? If you have to work two days a week to fund car insurance and another day to pay the rent, you're not looking at a great quality of life.
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Isn't this argument a bit dented by the inability of most immigrants to Canada to afford a house in the locations where most immigrants go? If you have to work two days a week to fund car insurance and another day to pay the rent, you're not looking at a great quality of life.
I said what applies best to my own life situation. Canada is no heaven but still I prefer it over UK any day
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Old Apr 14th 2018, 2:05 am
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Isn't this argument a bit dented by the inability of most immigrants to Canada to afford a house in the locations where most immigrants go? If you have to work two days a week to fund car insurance and another day to pay the rent, you're not looking at a great quality of life.
Am I one of the lucky ones? We were well remunerated in London and now we're well remunerated in Canada. The difference is, we couldn't have afforded the size of house or land we now enjoy and stayed on SW London/Surrey. So for us -as a family - Canada has been very kind.

I like it here!
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Am I one of the lucky ones?
Well, yes, and me too. I have lots of stuff, much, much, stuff. But it's no longer generally true that one can trade a tatty semi in an outer burb of London for a McMansion in Vancouver or Toronto. Each year the move is less financially attractive.
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Well, yes, and me too. I have lots of stuff, much, much, stuff. But it's no longer generally true that one can trade a tatty semi in an outer burb of London for a McMansion in Vancouver or Toronto. Each year the move is less financially attractive.

Ironically, our "tatty semi in the outer burbs of London" is now worth close to 1 million pounds (no pound sign). So I think that living in our McMansion on Vancouver Island is still be a very attractive proposition.
In fact - you know what? - it is...Good luck to anyone else that wants to better themselves and live the/any dream.
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Originally Posted by rivingtonpike
Ironically, our "tatty semi in the outer burbs of London" is now worth close to 1 million pounds (no pound sign). So I think that living in our McMansion on Vancouver Island is still be a very attractive proposition.
In fact - you know what? - it is...Good luck to anyone else that wants to better themselves and live the/any dream.
I think that came across more personally than I intended. I expect you have a lovely house. Yes, good luck to people chasing their dreams.
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Originally Posted by Nampom
Interested to know why everyone decided on Canada in specific
Married to a Canadian.

has your expectations been met?
Exceeded (although I was more hopeful than expectant when I came!)

Would you choose Canada again if you had the choice?
Over 21st century UK? Yes, every time.

(Even though we're in the middle of a f***ing ice storm in mid-April!)
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Originally Posted by rivingtonpike
Am I one of the lucky ones? We were well remunerated in London and now we're well remunerated in Canada. The difference is, we couldn't have afforded the size of house or land we now enjoy and stayed on SW London/Surrey. So for us -as a family - Canada has been very kind.

I like it here!
Me too. lucky there in Surrey and luckier here.
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We have both achieved far more, in livability and economically, than we ever would have done if we had stayed in the UK.
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Old Apr 19th 2018, 12:50 pm
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Canada is the place where you can find multi nation people. Because of the follwoing reasons Canada can be your best choice.
Healthcare & Safety: Very Good
Living cost: Cheaper than other countries
Transportation: Good with public bus, air, water transit system
Quality of Lifestyle: Good
Culture & Environment: In Canada, each city has its own specility. English speakers are more. Environemnt is good
Quality of Education: Few of the top ranked schools, universities located in Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Ottawa. The education system in Canada is good.
Career Opportunities: After graducation you will have better opportunities.
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Canada is the place where you can find multi nation people. Because of the follwoing reasons Canada can be your best choice.
Healthcare & Safety: Very Good
Living cost: Cheaper than other countries
Transportation: Good with public bus, air, water transit system
Quality of Lifestyle: Good
Culture & Environment: In Canada, each city has its own specility. English speakers are more. Environemnt is good
Quality of Education: Few of the top ranked schools, universities located in Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Ottawa. The education system in Canada is good.
Career Opportunities: After graducation you will have better opportunities.
That depends upon which country(ie) you are comparing it to.

I would love to know the country in the EU in which its citizens would state that Canada's public transport system is better than theirs.
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Old Apr 19th 2018, 2:51 pm
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Largely depends where in Canada you live.

Outside a few select major citys public transport in Canada sucks.




Originally Posted by DavidMike
Canada is the place where you can find multi nation people. Because of the follwoing reasons Canada can be your best choice.
Healthcare & Safety: Very Good
Living cost: Cheaper than other countries
Transportation: Good with public bus, air, water transit system
Quality of Lifestyle: Good
Culture & Environment: In Canada, each city has its own specility. English speakers are more. Environemnt is good
Quality of Education: Few of the top ranked schools, universities located in Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Ottawa. The education system in Canada is good.
Career Opportunities: After graducation you will have better opportunities.
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Old Apr 19th 2018, 5:29 pm
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Originally Posted by DavidMike
Canada is the place where you can find multi nation people. Because of the follwoing reasons Canada can be your best choice.
Healthcare & Safety: Very Good
Living cost: Cheaper than other countries
Transportation: Good with public bus, air, water transit system
Quality of Lifestyle: Good
Culture & Environment: In Canada, each city has its own specility. English speakers are more. Environemnt is good
Quality of Education: Few of the top ranked schools, universities located in Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Ottawa. The education system in Canada is good.
Career Opportunities: After graducation you will have better opportunities.
My family's interactions with healthcare in Nova Scotia are so many leagues below what we had in the UK, in both Northern Ireland and Geordieland. Hell, this lot can't even be bothered to send recruiters to an event to attract doctors to Nova Scotia.
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Old Apr 19th 2018, 5:41 pm
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I find urgent ER healthcare decent in Vancouver area.

It accessing a doctor for ongoing issues that can be difficult since there is a shortage of GP's in many regions of BC, and walk in clinics are not the best for chronic ongoing medical concerns.

Mental Health depends, if medication can control the mental health issue its not bad, if you need anything else, its pretty bad.
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