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#61 DKAngel

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 06:58

bah go Australia =] much more fun over here =]


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Posted 12 March 2012 - 10:15

Great topic! I really like what you guys are saying about Canada. It would be a great place to live in. :)

P.S. Do you know any good job seeking websites in Canada (Preferebly in IT / Programming)?

Thanks in advance.

#63 firey

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 16:44

Great topic! I really like what you guys are saying about Canada. It would be a great place to live in. :)

P.S. Do you know any good job seeking websites in Canada (Preferebly in IT / Programming)?

Thanks in advance.


Well for websites there is Monster.ca, Workopolis, Rent-a-coder, etc. However a lot of cities have their own Job Centers/Websites. For example where I live we have BrantJobs, and the BrantfordJobBank. Along with that we also have the "St. Leonards Society".

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 18:50

Thanks a lot! I think it might be difficult for a guy from Europe to get a job in Canada. It’s expensive to fly over there for an interview and you are not even sure if you get the job.

In my case visa is not required but I must have work permission to work and live in Canada.

#65 rajputwarrior

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 19:33

I know Australia has droughts to deal with but Canada could end up getting dragged down by the US. What are the upsides and downsides of living in Australia vs living in Canada? Which one would be a better place to live, and not just presently but in the long run. Which one will fare worse in the years to come? Where would you be better off.

I know Australia has better beaches and is warmer than Canada but the climate and stuff isn't the question here. I'm talking about where would you have more political, economic, and social freedom, with a higher quality of life, etc.

Also if anyone knows the comparison of the social programs of social safety net and healthcare. Maybe they are both very simular?

PS: I imagine if you ordered anything online that is not in Australia or NZ that the cost for shipping would be enourmous since it is so far away from the major power houses of North American and Europe. But then again I dont know thats why im asking :-).


hasn't happened yet (we have like the strongest economy in the world right now) and won't be any time soon.

Thanks a lot! I think it might be difficult for a guy from Europe to get a job in Canada. It’s expensive to fly over there for an interview and you are not even sure if you get the job.

In my case visa is not required but I must have work permission to work and live in Canada.


there's ton's of work (well depending on what field) in the vancouver area. the city is booming right now. but it's damn expensive... but the most gorgeous city in the world so you get what you pay for.

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.


http://en.wikipedia....eave_by_country

http://20somethingfi...ivity-vacation/


i get that at my job... and i'm using my four weeks to backpack australia!

I wasn't going to bring it up, but it's friggin expensive in Australia.


it's cheap here and the best in the world comes from vancouver island

i will say this though, other than maybe montreal, quebec is NOTHING like the rest of canada (people wise). a lot of them think backwards over there on a lot of issues

Great topic! I really like what you guys are saying about Canada. It would be a great place to live in. :)

P.S. Do you know any good job seeking websites in Canada (Preferebly in IT / Programming)?

Thanks in advance.


vancouver has tons of work related to that.

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 19:35

Canada's actually, uh, full.. so, it's gonna have to be Australia for you pal. Unless of course you are/have an attractive daughter that I can copulate with, please feel free, move to BC right away.

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 19:39

I wouldn't live in either but if I had to choose, id pick Australia,from the travel shows I've seen it looks pretty cool but i'm sure once you live there it will get boring just like every where else after a while.

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 19:40

Canada has less things that could kill you (poisonous snakes, dangerous animals etc).

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 19:43

Canada's actually, uh, full.. so, it's gonna have to be Australia for you pal. Unless of course you are/have an attractive daughter that I can copulate with, please feel free, move to BC right away.


Actually, I hear the Prairies aren't that full.

Canada (Preferebly in IT / Programming)?


Alberta is really pulling for people to move out there and work IT, a few years ago I read they would pay for you to move out there, pay for living and all that just so you would go and work there.

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 19:45

Alberta is really pulling for people to move out there and work IT, a few years ago I read they would pay for you to move out there, pay for living and all that just so you would go and work there.


but then you live in alberta, and trust me, you don't want to live in that province. prairies are SOOOOOOOOOOO depressing. and the size of their mosquitos is unreal.

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 20:05

but then you live in alberta, and trust me, you don't want to live in that province. prairies are SOOOOOOOOOOO depressing. and the size of their mosquitos is unreal.


My Sons mother has a friend who lives in Alberta. She was there visiting a couple years ago. She said aside from the bugs it's nice. The weather is way dryer, during the winter they use sand no salts so the cars have 0 rust on them. She wants to move out there, and unless I got a court order to stop her I'd be following her out there to ensure I can see my son. I've never been but I can imagine it's pretty desolate outside of the major cities (Edmonton and Calgary).

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 20:09

My Sons mother has a friend who lives in Alberta. She was there visiting a couple years ago. She said aside from the bugs it's nice. The weather is way dryer, during the winter they use sand no salts so the cars have 0 rust on them. She wants to move out there, and unless I got a court order to stop her I'd be following her out there to ensure I can see my son. I've never been but I can imagine it's pretty desolate outside of the major cities (Edmonton and Calgary).


edmonton is an ugly city. it's just terrible. calgary is a lot more urban but still meh compared to the east and west sides of canada. i have a lot of family in edmonton and have to go see them all the time... it sucks. but i may be bias cause i hate the snow... and i love that i have mountains, greenery and an ocean to look at whenever i want to.

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 20:11

edmonton is an ugly city. it's just terrible. calgary is a lot more urban but still meh compared to the east and west sides of canada. i have a lot of family in edmonton and have to go see them all the time... it sucks.


How is it ugly? Like appearance or? I've lived in Ontario all my life and it's very Urban here, especially with Cities like Hamilton, Burlington, Toronto all in close geographical area.

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 20:15

Well, after reading most the comments in this thread, I want to visit/move to Canada just that much more.

#75 rajputwarrior

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 20:27

How is it ugly? Like appearance or? I've lived in Ontario all my life and it's very Urban here, especially with Cities like Hamilton, Burlington, Toronto all in close geographical area.


appearance. no real trees, no real lakes, everything is man made. it's just a flat place.