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    Just curious, its on my list of possible relocation spots (currently in US) but pending the whole maintaining a visa to then get a job and therefore the ability to stay is an issue. But more over, how is living in Canada? I know very little even though i lived just across Lake Erie for years.

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    Hey! what part of Canada? I love it here in the west, but I havent been to the east really to much, or the states....so not the most informed opinion!

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    alberta is the place , lowest sales and income tax in canada, lowest unemployment high wages and a great rally community

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    Most of Eastern Canada are in the blawwwwsssss as we depend on exporting stuff to the US and you folks aren't livin it up these days. Alberta has the oil to pump (Saskatchewan too) so they are hopping.


    Taxes are much higher than the US and a lot of things are more expensive (like car parts, cars, consumer electronics, etc.) Still one of the top 5 places to live in the world.
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    But, you get all kinds of different things:
    "free" health care
    shorter election periods
    minimum Canadian content on radio stations (did I mention Celine Dion)
    Scopolamine over the counter
    lesser percentage DEET
    more places where radar detectors are illegal
    Toronto traffic (with no viable bypass)
    CBC
    Canadian beer
    Air Canada
    Ladas
    you can legally drive 100
    ..........


    Quote Originally Posted by DaveCotie View Post
    Taxes are much higher than the US and a lot of things are more expensive (like car parts, cars, consumer electronics, etc.) Still one of the top 5 places to live in the world.
    just a poor, dumb, Michigan(now Wisconsin) navie
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveCotie View Post
    Most of Eastern Canada are in the blawwwwsssss as we depend on exporting stuff to the US and you folks aren't livin it up these days. Alberta has the oil to pump (Saskatchewan too) so they are hopping.
    Oh god, please whatever you do don't move to Saskatchewan. It's like Alberta, with virtually none of the benefits...
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    Based on visiting friends who live in the NE US and living in the Toronto area, I'd say that you wouldn't see a lot of difference from a general point of view, but there are differences in just about every detail - some better and some worse. Jimmy mentioned some of them. You would have higher taxes for sure.

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    The only downside to moving to Canada is that we have poutine.
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    Quebec has poutine. The rest of Canada has poor attempts at copying poutine.

    I don't know if it is important to you or not but gun culture is vastly different. Carry permits (open or concealed) are virtually unheard of (Ontario issued 13 concealed carry permits in 2005). If this is important to you, and it is to some, you won't be comfortable or happy in Canada. (let alone the idea that the lack of carry permits is a source of comfort for many in Canada)
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