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Old 05-05-2012, 03:19 PM
 
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Hi everyone, I wanna immigrate to Canada. Manitoba & Nova Scotia both have the best immigration plans for international students and I don't know which one to choose. The important things for me are: nightlife, friendly people, weather and job market.
So- Halifax or Winnipeg?
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Old 05-05-2012, 04:16 PM
 
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Winnipeg normally has terrible winter weather. It's so terrible we brag about it. Think -30C and below. For potential weeks at a time. Beautiful summers. There is a nightlife, people are friendly, but they are friendly in Halifax as well. However, more than that, I can't tell you about Halifax.
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Old 05-05-2012, 05:01 PM
 
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Winnipeg normally has terrible winter weather. It's so terrible we brag about it. Think -30C and below. For potential weeks at a time. Beautiful summers. There is a nightlife, people are friendly, but they are friendly in Halifax as well. However, more than that, I can't tell you about Halifax.
I thought it was cold all over Canada, how is Winnipeg any different lol
Are you from Winnipeg?
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Old 05-05-2012, 08:12 PM
 
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I thought it was cold all over Canada, how is Winnipeg any different lol
Are you from Winnipeg?
I'm from Manitoba, a little more than an hour from Winnipeg. The nickname for Winnipeg is Winterpeg. There is no comparison between Halifax weather and Winnipeg weather. The average January temp for Halifax is -6C. The average January temp for Winnipeg is -17.8C. Halifax is like the Bahamas to 'peggers.

It isn't unusual for the temperature to fall to -40. I said -30 because I didn't want to actually scare you. That's also the reason I didn't mention the fact that the mosquito is our provincial bird.

What country are you coming from?

Station Results | Canada's National Climate Archive
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Old 05-06-2012, 12:52 AM
 
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Not sure about Halifax but Winnipeg is a great city to live in, in my opinion. It's mid sized at about 700k and it is slowly growing. There is nightlife, pretty average for a mid sized city. Most of the nightlife is around Corydon Avenue. Winnipeg is very, very friendly. Everyone is so nice and it has a nice cosy, small town feel to it.

It's freezing cold in Winnipeg!!!!! Canada is cold but Halifax, is like the Bahamas compared to Winnipeg! I think it's the coldest (or one of the coldest) capitals in the world. Regardless, the hot and beautiful summers make up for it. I like Winnipeg's weather cause it does have 4 distinct seasons and you can see that easily. There is a lot of mosquitoes in the summer time though (Last year there weren't many!) Summers are a lot warmer and nicer than Halifax. Not as many jobs as in bigger cities but I'm sure you will find something. Overall Winnipeg is a nice city to live in.
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Old 05-06-2012, 12:55 AM
 
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I'm from Manitoba, a little more than an hour from Winnipeg. The nickname for Winnipeg is Winterpeg. There is no comparison between Halifax weather and Winnipeg weather. The average January temp for Halifax is -6C. The average January temp for Winnipeg is -17.8C. Halifax is like the Bahamas to 'peggers.

It isn't unusual for the temperature to fall to -40. I said -30 because I didn't want to actually scare you. That's also the reason I didn't mention the fact that the mosquito is our provincial bird.

What country are you coming from?

Station Results | Canada's National Climate Archive
Yeah and temperatures can reach bellow -50 with windchill as well.
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Old 05-06-2012, 01:17 AM
 
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Yeah and temperatures can reach bellow -50 with windchill as well.
Shhhhh We should break it to the OP gently....

Seriously, I agree that Winnipeg is a nice city - it was the weather part of the OP's post that stuck out for me. I guess though, that the OP never clarified what kind of weather he or she considers acceptable, so perhaps winters cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey is just what he/she is looking for.

On the bright side - it's a dry cold....
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Old 05-06-2012, 09:34 PM
 
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Shhhhh We should break it to the OP gently....

Seriously, I agree that Winnipeg is a nice city - it was the weather part of the OP's post that stuck out for me. I guess though, that the OP never clarified what kind of weather he or she considers acceptable, so perhaps winters cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey is just what he/she is looking for.

On the bright side - it's a dry cold....
haha yeah. Good call Yeah at least it's a dry cold. This winter that just happened was much warmer than usual which is good.
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Old 05-07-2012, 03:29 AM
 
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OK guys I think I'm gonna go with Halifax... just seems like a better option. It's a lot warmer(or less cold :P) and it has a beach Thanks anyway.
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Old 05-07-2012, 01:26 PM
 
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Good choice. Winnipeg is nice, but Halifax is a much more interesting city for students in my opinion.
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