Pros and Cons of Living in Canada

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By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Nov 27, 2021

Summary: Take off your rose-colored glasses and learn what expats and digital nomads have to say about the pros and cons of living in Canada.

What are the pros and cons of living in Canada?

Expats, digital nomads and retirees living in Canada responded:

"Needs a complete facelift, typical ex farming town which has 60% seniors and no transportation (rail or bus service ) to hospitals over 100 km away or big stores. Such a shame that a beautiful town with so much for recreation, walking trails, hiking , skiing, etc. To many empty stores and houses. Desperately needs investment , plus youngsters need to know what it's like to visit a cinema or go to ice cream, soda parlor. Absolutely nothing for youngsters. In fact nothing here at all except land !," said another expat in Crystal City.

"I have lived in Europe, South America and Asia. Have retired to Canada. I would recommend that any expat on assignment take advantage of opportunity to get permanent residency, rather than rely on a work visa. The options this allows can be life altering," remarked another expat in Salt Spring Island.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder of Expat Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Some of Betsy's more popular articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Italy, 12 Things to Know Before Moving to The Dominican Republic and the Living in Panama Guide. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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