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Have you been spending your off-hours at work browsing the Internet, looking at Toronto apartments or Calgary homes for sale? It’s okay, you can admit it. Between the beautiful scenery, the courteous locals, and Kevin Trudeau’s boyish good looks, the prospect of life among America’s rustic neighbors to the north sure does seem appealing.
In case you needed even more fantasy fuel, here are six reasons why you should consider making the move to Canada:
In Canada, healthcare isn’t a privilege, it’s a right. No worrying about doctor bills. No putting off important operations or skipping medication refills because the cost is too high. Healthcare is free to all Canadian citizens without exception. Yes, even those with preexisting conditions.
For any country, having a good banking system is key to protecting the life and livelihood of its citizens. When the 2008 financial crisis hit, Canada was in a unique position to do just that, avoiding many of the problems suffered by other countries like the US. Why? Because of its stable and secure banking system, which the World Economic Forum named as the strongest, sounded banking system worldwide for six consecutive years.
Anyone who has ever visited the Great White North for a day trip or vacation knows how warm and welcoming the Canadian people can be. That’s because Canadian society is built on acceptance and multiculturalism. More than 20% of the population was born abroad, and the OECD has even named Canada the best country in the world for minority groups.
With a total area of about 3.8 million square miles, Canada is the number two largest country in the world. For natural beauty, however, it’s arguably number one. Boasting almost 50 national parks and reserves, the country’s landscape is positively brimming with scenic views, including snow-capped mountains, dense forests, and stunning blue lakes.
Looking for a safe place to raise a family? Since the 1990s, overall crime has been steadily declining throughout Canada. In fact, for a country with a population of nearly 40 million people, the homicide rate is just 1.8 for every 100,000 residents, three times lower than in the US.
Yes, poutine! Forget maple syrup, this is Canada’s more enduring and delectable culinary legacy. Granted, a plate of French fries smothered in rich, creamy cheese curds and thick, homemade gravy may not be the healthiest of dishes, but it is one of the tastiest.