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Old 06-08-2013, 07:04 AM
 
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One of my big dissapointments with Obama is that he hasn't really fixed the economy. And that leads me to Canada. Just how different are the canadian and American economies. On the surface it seems to be the same, unemployment is about 7.6% in both countries. And yet I get the impression that canada has a better quality of life. So I figured I'd ask you all some questions.

1. Is college much more expensive for local students in canada than for local students in America?
2. How much debt do college students graduate with on average in Canada?
3. How hard is it to find a good job in Canada once you've graduated from college?
4 How stable is the job once you've found it? Do employers frequently layoff workers like the do in America?
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Old 06-08-2013, 07:55 AM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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It's pretty interesting you would say Obama hasnt fixed the economy.
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Old 06-08-2013, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Windsor Ontario/Colchester Ontario
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Canada's unemployment rate is 7.1, not 7.6.
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Old 06-08-2013, 08:34 AM
 
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Here's some info you might find helpful:

Average undergraduate tuition fees for Canadian full-time students, by province

Tuition increases 2013-14 | Student Accounts - McGill University

Be forewarned our tuition fees are increasing at a pace slightly greater than the inflation rate.

Working in Canada - Job Market Trends

CANADIAN JOB MARKET Review

Canada Immigration News - Finding a Job in Canada: What You Need to Know

As to job security; thats an ever changing picture with bulk of those still working saying they're comfortable but I sense there is an undercurrent of 'perception change' occurring now that; were that survey be done today, the answers might be less optimistic.

Canadians more optimistic about job security this Labour Day - The Globe and Mail
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Old 06-08-2013, 08:46 AM
 
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Kinda hard to fix an economy when your opposition does everything possible to thwart,obstruct,filibuster and vote down any and all solutions you put forward to solve the problem, in the mean time your manufacturing companies just cant get over to China fast enough.
While Canada maybe doing better i cant believe its got much to do with Harpers actions
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Old 06-08-2013, 09:59 AM
 
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Canada

Job security:
11.26%

Long-Term unemployment rate:
1%

Employment rate
72%

Employees working very long hours
3.91%


United States

Job security
11.38%

Long-term unemployment rate
2.80%

Employment rate
67%

Employees working very long hours
11.13%
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Old 06-08-2013, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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1. Is college much more expensive for local students in canada than for local students in America?
2. How much debt do college students graduate with on average in Canada?
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You tell me. My niece recently graduated from McGill medical school and is working as a resident in pediatrics. The grand total of her education was around $27,500.
How much does it cost for a medical degree from a prestigious university in the US?
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Old 06-08-2013, 02:35 PM
 
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You tell me. My niece recently graduated from McGill medical school and is working as a resident in pediatrics. The grand total of her education was around $27,500.
How much does it cost for a medical degree from a prestigious university in the US?
About 20-25k in a public university, at least 40k in a private one. That's per year.

For the Class of 2009, the average debt of a medical student is $157,990, with 25.1% of students having debt in excess of $200,000 (prior to residency). For the past decade, tuition prices have increased 5-6% each year.
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Old 06-08-2013, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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Looks like it's about ten times more.

When the challenges facing the medical industry come up, one doesn't normally think of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. But he illustrated a stark reality awaiting would-be doctors when he testified before Congress that his son is on pace to graduate from medical school with a whopping $400,000 in loans.


Bernanke's son isn't unusual. The median education debt for 2012 medical school graduates was $170,000 in 2012, compared with $13,469 in 1978, according to Bloomberg, which adds that in today's dollars, the 1978 amount would be $48,000.


The huge cost -- and resulting debt -- of medical school may be dissuading some students from enrolling, the story says. That's coming at a sensitive time for America's health care industry, which is facing a shortage of doctors just as an aging population needs them most.


With the average four-year cost of medical school amounting to $278,455 for private schools and $207,868 for public universities, some lower-income students in particular may find the expense daunting.
Needed: Cure for soaring cost of medical school- MSN Money
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Old 06-08-2013, 02:55 PM
 
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The US is such a fncked up country.
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