Is it wise to migrate to Canada at present?
You can’t go wrong with Canada. It is a country that has a good system overall : rule of law, low corruption level, high civil liberties, and all that good stuff.
It’s also full of natural resources and when water becomes more precious, that is when Canada will truly shine.
Australia and New Zealand are also good choices, having the same good society but with the added bonus of having warm weather year around.
The US can also be a good place to live but probably more stressful and more intense than above places. Plus, the immigration process makes it nearly impossible.
I don’t think timing is an issue. For what it’s worth though, the world economy might see another major crisis soon. Canada’s real estate market could see some significant drops given that there never was a correction during Global Financial Crisis of 2007–2009. I gotta say that the situation does not look that rosy as good jobs are few and far in between, income is quite stagnant for middle class wage earners. Canada’s economy was reliant on oil price but that went down in 2015. Real estate price is prohibitively expensive in the only two world class cities in Canada, also the most livable cities for an immigrant : namely Vancouver and Toronto. What kind of new immigrant has the money and the means to afford those two cities? None, unless your family is already rich. But in the end, most of the good jobs are located in those two cities anyway therefore many just suck it up and settle there. There are other attractive cities with more affordable housing such as Calgary, Ottawa, Edmonton, but those cities are too cold, in my opinion. There’s a reason why they are cheap. Forget about Montreal, you gotta learn French.
You also have to consider the economic future of your home country and what your job opportunities are like there now as well.
That said, birth rate is quite low in Canada compared to the US, Australia and NZ. That could be a problem going forward because economy is all about population growth and having new people entering the system than leaving the system.
Immigration laws are also changing every year, every election, etc. That’s something to think about. I don’t think the current Canadian immigrant selection process is as selective as other countries. Canada is considered as the easiest country to immigrate to among the developed nations, but we don’t know that will be the case in 5, 10, 20 years from now. Australia used to be like Canada handing out permanent residency like flyers but then they closed their doors around mid 2000’s. So we never know.
Do you find Canadian or US border agents more rude? Why?
By lanreadeyemi •
5 months ago