The fact that over 50 per cent of the residents of Toronto are not from Canada, that is always a good thing, creatively, and for food especially. That is easily a city's biggest strength, and it is Toronto's unique strength.
― Anthony Bourdain
― Anthony Bourdain
There can be many reasons for an individual to migrate to another country. One of the primary reasons can be a more lucrative opportunity, especially one that comes with a better standard of living. With a lot of people moving to Canada from the U.S., it is only natural to question the motives behind this migration.
Among the pros and cons of moving to Canada, what matters more is whether the move suits you. As none of these pros and cons are customized, one needs to put a lot of thought into this. Beyond financial advantage, a lot many considerations have to be made while relocating to a new country. Here's a discussion on the benefits of living in Canada vs. the U.S.
Pros of Moving to Canada
Canada, for sure, has a cleaner environment, less frantic lifestyle, and is definitely less corrupted by the glitz and the glamor world. Additionally, as the cost of living is less, life in Canada can be enjoyed in many more ways with less money too.
This point is definitely worth noting if you are planning to move to Canada with your young family. To make a successful move to another country, it is important to consider the social needs of your family.
Moving to Canada from U.S. will give you a chance to live with people from diverse backgrounds, know their cultures, learn new languages, and build a new perspective on people from various ethnic groups. In the scenario when there is friction between people over race, creed, and religion this will truly help you to see a positive side of diversity.
Cons of Moving to Canada
The summer is short, say, for just about 3 months. The cooler and the cold weather conditions are rather prolonged. In fact, the winters can get brutally cold for someone who has just moved to the country depending on the location.
But many experts deem the Canadian healthcare system as a disadvantage, while others state otherwise. Due to healthcare being nationalized, it is said to be of a lower quality, which is not up to the mark.
Migrating to a new country builds social pressures too. Settling down, making a home, making new friends, acclimatizing, and finding your groove may take some time. One has to make a conscious effort to go out and meet new people to make the stay there as exciting and adventurous as possible.
But Canada is considered a friendly country that welcomes everyone into its homogeneous peace-loving culture and provides experiences that add great value to life as you go along.