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Comment by appaloosa on September 28, 2017 at 22:22
Comment by appaloosa on September 28, 2017 at 22:14

@ Trey McGowan:  ..and Rachel Notley (Premier of AB)

Comment by Trey McGowan on September 28, 2017 at 17:44

To appaloosa, I would also add:

This was sent to our (and other) Gurdwaras within Canada (or at least Ontario) during Diwali.

Our Prime Minister does not speak for every person, but I find that the leadership helps to clearly show attitudes toward equality.

Comment by appaloosa on September 28, 2017 at 15:02

@ Danka:

You can find the answers to most of your questions with a bit of google & wikipedia research;  but in a nutshell, our schools, health care, and childcare are all publicly and federally funded.  We have one of the best health care systems in the world.

Property and real estate are inflated in most major urban centres (Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa), but reasonable in lesser cities (Calgary, London, Montreal).

Jobs and employment are readily available for skilled workers, especially for those trained in health care. 

Racism exists in every country, in every city - and Canada is not immune -  but in Canada we are a much more inclusive, welcoming (compared to our neighbours to the south of us) and diverse society.  Our Federal Minister of  National Defence is Harjit Singh Sajjan, and a strong contender for the Federal NDP Party  (a major political party here in Canada) is Jagmeet Singh.   

And our Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appointed the first gender parity Federal cabinet - with 15 female cabinet ministers - to ensure that women and girls have equal status and equal representation in all walks of Canadian society.

Hope that helps!

Comment by Danka on February 10, 2017 at 9:45

Thanks Trey. I've sent a PM. 

There are a few points I'm interested in:

  • Education - schools and university. Is it free or paid?
  • Health insurance
  • Childcare (childcare prices are crazy and for my two kids I need to spend nearly my monthly salary)
  • Property. 
  • How is the situation with jobs?
  • Racism
Comment by Trey McGowan on February 9, 2017 at 23:25

Apologies for cutting off abruptly; my cat was on my keyboard and made me send the message before I was done.

As I was going to continue with saying: it also depends on where you are coming from. Some countries are easier to immigrate from.

If you have further questions or discussion for me, please do not hesitate to send me a message. I'm more than happy to answer where I can.

Waheguru ji ka khalsa, waheguru ji ki fateh.

Comment by Trey McGowan on February 9, 2017 at 23:22

Waheguru ji ka khalsa, waheguru ji ki fateh.

I'm from Canada. Sarnia, Ontario, to be exact. I am more than a bit biased, since I'm not Sikhi in birth, but I find the quality of life here to be exceptional, and I have found the community, even in this small city, to be quite tight.

As with anywhere, though, it depends on where in Canada you are planning to go. Canada is an enormous country, and different provinces will have different feelings to them. I can help with information about Ontario and a little about Quebec

, but I could not tell you about the other provinces, since I don't live there and have never been there.

Comment by Danka on February 9, 2017 at 21:13

Hi All, Who

is living in Canada? I'm looking for some information about quality of life in Canada? Can someone advise me?

Comment by KAMMs (करतार सिंह) on February 28, 2016 at 16:11

I'm in The Bay Area of CA and Southern California. :0)
Comment by Cheryl Gomez on April 22, 2015 at 19:36

Hello from the beautiful pacific northwest!  Nordland is a TINY town northwest of Seattle.


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