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Here Are The Most Advantageous Things in Canada

What have you found to be the most advantageous things since moving to Canada? Is a question asked in the quora community and the Answers are amazing!!
Her Are The Most Advantageous Things in Canada

Taj, Lives in Canada Replied:

Drive through : ATMs fast food restaurants ! I used to think that North Americans are too lazy to even get their food. But after two gruesome winter's and kids strapped in the back seat I found that drive-throughs are the best first-world thing ever !

Organized society : if you like predictability in your life this is your place. The garbage is picked up on a day ( every week , every year for ever). They never miss it( unless the weather is too terrible probably once in the last 4 years they missed a day). The gas comes in pipe lines and you never run out. The water is always running in your taps( trust me these things we take for granted in the first-world are luxury in India. Even if you live in a upper class society running water can always be a problem.

Traffic : back to predictability , the roads are mostly predictable. You trust signals.

Free healthcare : you worry about yours and family health and not the bills.

Prince Mustapha Replied:

It is a wonderful and rewarding experience for me as an immigrant in Canada. Where do I start from? The opportunity to achieve my childhood career goal, the affordable domestic tuition, the equal opportunity for job, the free compulsory elementary education for my children in any public-funding schools in my locality.

Immigrating to Canada is a rare opportunity for me and my family.

Canada is paradigm for equal opportunity in the world, albeit they are few instances of racial attack or discrimination in public and private places, but you can be rest assured, that the government is making effort to curtail racism in the country.

Either you are from anglophone, francophone or oriental countries you are guaranteed of easy and soft transition to Canada society.

Finally, let me conclude by making a short highlight of the advantages of moving to Canada:

Quality education from elementary to post secondary
Equal job opportunity
Social inclusion
Easy settlement & transition to Canadian system
Friendly environment, most time neighbours too except for cold & cloudy weather. The list go on and on.

In Canada, there is no denial that Canadians enjoy one of the safest environment. Also the cleanest air quality possible.

Now other things to consider:

1- less or minimal societal judging. One can be anything and it is completely acceptable. However, people may never judge you openly but you will be judged behind the scenes. Thus, one may be blocked access to grow as they should.

2- being able to own and enjoy things that one would never have been able to before moving to Canada. especially if you had come from a third world country. Examples:

a) accessing clubs and parks and court field such as soccer, tennis, and basketball are available for public access. In other countries those privileges are exclusive for the elite.

b) owning acar or if you fancy some brand name products can be found here at discounted prices.

c) you can go for education at any age, no one would judge you or prevent you. Age is irrelevant. But it is very relevant if you are looking for a partner, you will be judged unless you are super rich.

Sonyl Koshy replied:

credit is easy available .especially if one has build good credit history .

job changing is easy for someone coming from middle east .

education is always available for someone who wants to upgrade oneself and move up the ladder

lot of time for oneself and family if one gets tied down purchasing high ticket items like car ,electronics .

lot of used and refurbished available at reasonable rates .One’s does not need to buy new.

AJ Zeid replied:

It is not advantageous at all, too many immigrants pushing out the white population!!!!

Ray Schilling has the best answer:

When you first come to Canada as a landed immigrant, it takes a while to get established. We came to Canada in September of 1972. We became Canadian citizens in 1977.

In my case, I was a physician at the end of the basic training (just finished rotating internship) in Germany and I could have started work in a clinic in Germany with a good physician’s salary.

However, I was not sure whether I wanted all the night calls and shift work that comes with the job. So, I decided to work in cancer research in Toronto/Ont. instead.

Fast forward to McMaster University, Hamilton/Ont. I had decided that I was tired of cancer research and I missed the contact with patients. 2 1/2 years of further training with clinical rotations through various hospitals in Hamilton were required and I passed the LMCC exam at the end of the training in the spring of 1978.

Now I was ready to go into general practice and I found a job in Langley/BC where I joined an older partner who needed help. I enjoyed the 16 years of general practice in British Columbia. I learnt a lot about people, about what people do for holidays in summer or winter. Everybody has different ideas of what the ideal holiday should be.

We lived out some of the holiday suggestions that we heard about, like Hawaii, Mexico or Tofino in the north of Vancouver Island. We also visited Southern California (Palm Springs, Palm Desert) in winter and fell in love with it. But there is now too much crime in Mexico and even in the US. I am not impressed about random mass shootings with machine guns. Thank God, Canada is a much safer place and there are alternatives like Aruba or Malta with much lower crime rates.

We live now in the Interior of British Columbia since 1994 because I switched from clinical medicine to administrative medicine (Workers’ Compensation). The office was in Kelowna/BC. I am retired since 2010, which means a lot more freedom to move. I live only 20 minutes from the International Airport of Kelowna, which takes me to Seattle, Vancouver or Calgary in 1 hour. You change planes and you are off south to LA, east to Toronto or Florida, west to Hawaii or north to Frankfurt/Germany via the northern route.

You can tell that traveling is a big item in my and my wife’s life since we are both retired. We both like to be Canadians. The world is open to us. We don’t have the problems that our southern neighbor has politically. Yet, we are welcomed wherever we go in the world. But we do not go to places that are no longer safe. We keep our eyes and ears open.

I liked the freedom I had with my work. I could work as a cancer researcher. But then, after proper additional training I could also work in general practice. When I was finally tired of night shift work at the emergency department of the local hospital, I could easily slip into the role of a medical advisor for WCB. Regulated work hours, initially 3 weeks of paid holidays and after 15 years 8 weeks of paid holidays! Also I got a pension from the 16 years of work fro WCB, which I enjoy now. I was paid less than in general practice, but I had less responsibilities and an easier, less stressful life at WCB.

Here is my answer to your question:”What have you found to be the most advantageous things since moving to Canada?” 

I like it that there are so many ethnic groups in Canada that live together in harmony. There is very little or no racism that I see around here. I could have come to the US from Germany, but we decided that Canada is a more peaceful place; also the Vietnam war was still on and our son’s would have been called upon to serve in the military. 

In Canada we always had a professional army, but men do not have to serve in the military. The other point is the job mobility that is possible in Canada, but would not have existed that easily in Germany. What we did not known in 1972 is that Canada’s crime rate would be so much lower than the US crime rate. I feel that this also is an “advantageous” thing.

Canada

Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. Its ten provinces and three territories extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 million square kilometres, making it the world's second-largest country by total area.

10 Best Places to Visit in Canada

Jasper National Park
1 in Best Places to Visit in Canada

As the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, Jasper is ripe for exploration. When you're not hiking through Maligne Canyon, whitewater rafting down the Athabasca River or snapping photos of Spirit Island, you can enjoy a bird's-eye view of the beautiful scenery from the Jasper SkyTram. Keep your eyes peeled for the 53 species of mammals that call this park home.

Banff
#2 in Best Places to Visit in Canada

Nestled amid the foothills of the Canadian Rockies, this tiny mountain town in Alberta appeals to both nature enthusiasts and luxury-seekers. Visitors can spend their days skiing or hiking at Banff National Park and floating down the Bow River before retiring to one of the several opulent hotels for some spa therapy. Daytrips to the Columbia Icefield and Moraine Lake are also popular.

Niagara Falls
#3 in Best Places to Visit in Canada

Travel here to see and capture photos of the iconic natural attraction. Hop on a Maid of the Mist boat to admire (and feel) the power of the falls up close. After you've gotten thoroughly soaked, explore the area's other top attractions, such as the Niagara Glen Nature Reserve, which offers a variety of hiking trails. When you've had your fill of nature, head to nearby wineries or test Lady Luck at the casinos.

Vancouver
#4 in Best Places to Visit in Canada

A trip to Vancouver is all about embracing the outdoors. Vancouverites spend their days skiing on Grouse Mountain, swimming at Kitsilano Beach and strolling through the sprawling Stanley Park. Plus, Vancouver offers plenty of cultural attractions, including museums and outdoor markets (Granville Island is a must-see). If you're not afraid of heights, head about 5 miles north of the city center to the Capilano Suspension Bridge, which straddles 230 feet above the Capilano River.

Victoria & Vancouver Island
#5 in Best Places to Visit in Canada

While Montreal and Québec City honor Canada's French roots, Victoria pays tribute to the country's British heritage. Many visit British Columbia's capital for afternoon tea, a tour of the Parliament Buildings or a history lesson at the Royal British Columbia Museum. Others are interested in sampling Vancouver Island's wineries. Meanwhile, animal lovers enjoy the abundance of marine wildlife that call the waters surrounding Victoria home. In fact, there are more than 80 orca whales in Victoria's waters.

Prince Edward Island
#6 in Best Places to Visit in Canada

Home to rolling green hills, red sandstone cliffs and a delicious bounty of seafood, Prince Edward Island is the place to travel for a relaxing respite from Canada's more adventure-driven destinations. When you're not enjoying the beach, perfect your swing at one of the island's golf courses. And be sure to keep an eye out for PEI's adorable harp seals.

Quebec City
#7 in Best Places to Visit in Canada

A trip to Europe may not be in your budget, but a visit to Québec City could be. This Canadian city charms its visitors with the 17th- and 18th-century buildings that make up Old Québec – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Meanwhile, the aromas of freshly baked bread and brewing espresso fill the cobblestone streets of the Quartier Petit-Champlain with the essence of Paris.

Whistler
#8 in Best Places to Visit in Canada

Take adventure travel up a notch with a visit to Whistler. This Canadian resort town boasts everything from skiing and snowboarding to bobsled rides and bungee jumping. Travelers can spend their downtime in Whistler Village enjoying the après-ski scene or strolling Whistler Olympic Plaza. Meanwhile, warm-weather visitors can explore Brandywine Falls Provincial Park, home to the 230-foot waterfall from which the park gets its name.

Toronto
#9 in Best Places to Visit in Canada

"Big" doesn't even begin to describe this Ontario city. With cultural pockets like Greektown, Little India and Koreatown all within city limits, Toronto has the ability to transport visitors around the globe. Take it all in with a ride up the 1,815-foot-tall CN Tower or enjoy a quintessentially Canadian experience at the Hockey Hall of Fame. Then, head to the St. Lawrence Market to sample gourmet goodies.

Cape Breton Highlands National Park
#10 in Best Places to Visit in Canada

The star of this national park on Nova Scotia's Cape Breton Island is the world-famous Cabot Trail – one-third of which runs through the park. As you drive the winding highway – considered one of the world's most scenic drives – you'll pass forested river canyons, rural fishing villages and plenty of lookout points for admiring the landscape. Prefer to explore the park on your own two feet? There are 26 hiking trails to choose from.

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