What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?
How long have you lived there?
What activities, clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others?
Calgary Outdoor Club, Any Health Club, A Church, Walk in the off leash dog parks with your dog- you will meet a number of people.
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In terms of religious, racial, economic and cultural diversity, are the people of this city or town diverse? Are they accepting of differences? Describe.
Very diverse across the boards. Interestingly right now the US is not a very popular place to be from among Canadians. The older generations politely discuss their feelings about US foreign policy. We have encountered individuals from ages 18 to 30 who have less politely expressed their feelings.
What are the main industries in this city? What types of career opportunities commonly exist? How do most people find new jobs?
Oil and Gas is the main supporting industry that brings in Expats.
In general, what are peoples' priorities in this city? For example, do lives revolve around work, family, socializing, sports, etc.?
Quality of life is high. A 37.5 hour woork week allows people to focus on family, outdoor activities and other personal interests.
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If a friend of yours was thinking of moving to this city or town from far away, what other advice would you give them.
Prepare for the weather, educate yourself about Canadian current events, be knowledgeable about why you see this as a great opportunity and come experience it for yourself.