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#16 OP nukenorman

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 00:50

I wish Canada had a right to 4 weeks paid vacation and 2 weeks of sick days like they do in Aus. In Canada it is only 2 weeks and 3 weeks after 5 years with same job. Although its certently bette than USA where they have zero right to a paid vacation and is only allowed if the employer is "nice " enough to give you one.

But yea 4 weeks compared to 2 is alot more. But yea I was thinking Canda to although 4 weeks does sound nice.


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#17 saturnslullaby

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 01:10

Null vote as i think both are truely beautiful countries with a great deal to offer in all aspects. I was born and raised and currently reside in Canada - though if the opportunity came and i could live in Australia, i would.

Regarding the weather... I have to add that Canada has a very diverse and welcoming climate with the odd extremes at times on BOTH ends. Obviously the closer to the border you go the warmer it is. But that doesn't mean the rest of Canada is living in igloos as often thought. My home town [northern Alberta] had some of the best weather around. I miss it. The winters were cold with plenty of snow for snowboarding and snowmobiling [we call it sledding - not the things you sit on and ride down hills] and the spring and summer seasons were often clear and temps usually hover at a nice 25-32 C. This is the NORM! Yes we do get the extremes [again on both ends] but that's what makes it cool. You never know what to expect and in turn that forces YOU to be pretty diverse, both mentally and physically!

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 01:21

I love 4 weeks holidays. 10 Sick days. 12 Personal Days.

I'm bias, because I love Australia.

Brisbane, one of the most liveable cities, the fastest growing mature city in the world, still with a laid back Queensland way of life.

Again. Very bias.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 01:32

I'd go to Vancouver if I had the chance. Overall, Canada's weather and environment seems much more my style.

Which is odd since I live in Houston, TX. :p

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 01:37

I'd go to Vancouver if I had the chance. Overall, Canada's weather and environment seems much more my style.

Which is odd since I live in Houston, TX. :p


I was just in Vancouver BC earlier this month. Its nice a little expensive but very nice! I like that type of climate also.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 01:55

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Canada doesn't have the best beaches in the world, or the amazing Sydney Harbour. You can live close to both!

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 02:05

I lived in English Bay, Canada so I choose it. I heard Indians like me won't be welcome in Aussie land. Seattle and Vancouver are pretty much twin.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 02:15

Coming from an Aussie there are some stupidly strict laws here which might put you off, most of them to do with cars, guns and tax. Also the access to new TV media is very poor and other media is generally expensive in comparison to other parts of the world (excluding Europe)

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 02:19

I don't know about Canada, but I know that Australia has some very awkward immigration policies, such as you need sponsorship, be in a profession they deem worthy and enough cash to support your not guaranteed application for a visa.

Yeah, for direct migration without another reason like family etc etc

It's pretty similar to the rest of the world tbh.

Ive thought about this too, Wont Australia get a dependance on importing food as the droughts and temps increase, which of course will raise the price of fresh food.

Not really. We already import a lot, but the droughts don't really hit our food growing areas too hard.

Also, we are flooding atm, not drought'ing >.<

As someone in NZ who has been to both, I'd choose australia without a doubt. Weather is amazing, people are all sooo nice, so much freedom. Canada is like this to but to a lesser extent. To me Canada was alot like a much nicer version of America whereas Australia is it's own country. Of course I have to add, NZ destroys both in ease of living lol.

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This sounds pretty fair. Except for the island of earthquakes being a good place to live :p

I vote for Canada (around the big cities, at least). I was in Vancouver for a week on vacation, and it's definitely the most beautiful city I've ever been in. It's very rich, the people are nice, the scenery is beautiful, and the weather is great considering the area. Can't wait to explore the other big cities of Canada.

I can't speak for Australia, but you do hear lots and lots of complaints about the government.

Yeah, but we can actually complain about our government, puts us a long way up on some >.>

They just do stupid ****. Like filtering the internet (Hi SOPA), a carbon tax (Hi Europe and some US states) and stuff like that. Hating politicians is practically a national sport in Australia.

I lived in English Bay, Canada so I choose it. I heard Indians like me won't be welcome in Aussie land. Seattle and Vancouver are pretty much twin.

That's not true in the slightest. We have tons of other cultures in Australia. Most Australians objections to "foreigners" are that they make no attempt to engage our society and segregate themselves away while claiming benefits etc..

If you want to live here, at least try and join the people you know :\ The one that irks people most is people not even trying to learn English.. Just makes your life harder :\

Also, ignore the bull**** in your homelands media about us beating up Indians. A couple of cab drivers were attacked for various things. Given so many of your expats end up driving cabs, it's fairly unsurprising a couple of them were Indian -_-

Coming from an Aussie there are some stupidly strict laws here which might put you off, most of them to do with cars, guns and tax. Also the access to new TV media is very poor and other media is generally expensive in comparison to other parts of the world (excluding Europe)

This is pretty true.

Our media is pathetic. They are just.. EHHHHHH. Luckily you have the internet ;)

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 02:23

I lived in English Bay, Canada so I choose it. I heard Indians like me won't be welcome in Aussie land. Seattle and Vancouver are pretty much twin.


That's the biggest load I've ever heard, and I'm very sorry to hear you feel that way. Australia is extremely multicultural. Don't be put off by the minorities that every country on Earth have.

Coming from an Aussie there are some stupidly strict laws here which might put you off, most of them to do with cars, guns and tax. Also the access to new TV media is very poor and other media is generally expensive in comparison to other parts of the world (excluding Europe)


Gun laws in Australia are fine. If you need a gun, you can get a gun. If you don't need a gun, you can get a gun. You can't have high powered automatic weapons, which face it, no one needs.

Car laws? I don't know what these are, I know the luxury car tax is one thing, but I don't understand what else is a problem.

Not even going to get into the political part of this.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 02:29

I live in Brisbane, Australia, but my view is a little different to most.
Australia is very very expensive now compared to some years back when it was reasonably cheap, the cost of living has sky rocketed and having recently visited London and Europe I can confidently say it is more expensive and getting worse. Yes true you can live in Sydney and visit the wonderful harbour but its not cheap, I read somewhere its one of the most expensive cities in the world to live.
Being originally from Europe one thing I do miss are the seasons, yes Australia does have them sorta but nothing like those beautiful Autumn and Spring days you can experience in Europe and the UK.
The weather, well for me in Brisbane its beautiful in the winter around 18-25c, in the summer it can be hot and humid mid to low 30's, overall its a good place to live.
The wine is great but the beer not so good, food is also great but again expensive.
Never been to Canada so I can't comment.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 02:35

Yeah, cost of living is getting quite high. But there is still plenty to do on a low budget.

I made this thread years back on Neowin. A few pics are dead.

http://www.neowin.ne...l-things-aussie

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 02:37

Canada. I prefer their weather. I almost moved to Australia once. Their immigration process isn't that bad, or at least I didn't think it was. I guess I should say I've seen much worse.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 02:41

That's not true in the slightest. We have tons of other cultures in Australia. Most Australians objections to "foreigners" are that they make no attempt to engage our society and segregate themselves away while claiming benefits etc..

If you want to live here, at least try and join the people you know :\ The one that irks people most is people not even trying to learn English.. Just makes your life harder :\

Also, ignore the bull**** in your homelands media about us beating up Indians. A couple of cab drivers were attacked for various things. Given so many of your expats end up driving cabs, it's fairly unsurprising a couple of them were Indian -_-

Sorry, I am a third generation Indian and 2nd gen Polish American. I have never visited India or Australia, that being said I have heard my neighbors says it is a racist and deeply divided country. I have never heard, how you guys about care about aboriginal saying positives stuff.

That's the biggest load I've ever heard, and I'm very sorry to hear you feel that way. Australia is extremely multicultural. Don't be put off by the minorities that every country on Earth have.

sorry, I don't have first hand knowledge of your country. If isn't true, then I am extremely sorry.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 02:49

There is no need to be sorry.

Unfortunately for Indians, and I don't want you to think it's everyone in Australia, because it most certainly isn't, A lot of people over here generalise, and because of Indian cab drivers, and Indian call centres providing, sometimes, very bad service, they label every Indian in a bad way.

In saying that, most of those people will happily be friends with an Indian and still say the same. I guess once you've lived here, and got used to how a lot of people are here, you will understand.

Eg. My housemate's partner of 7 years is Indian. And even she generalises in the way described above.

I'm not sure if this makes sense, it's hot, and the beers are quite cool.