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View Poll Results: Best place to move to?
Estevan, SK 0 0%
Lethbridge, AB 0 0%
Winkler, MB 0 0%
Regina, SK 0 0%
Winnipeg, MB 1 100.00%
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Old 07-02-2015, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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Hello everyone, I hope you can help me find out the best place for me to move to.

I am a 29-year-old single female who will be relocating to Canada soon. I am doing some research and trying to compare a few places I am interested in:

- Lethbridge, AB
- Estevan, SK
- Winkler, MB

(possibly considering Regina, SK and Winnipeg, MB too).

I really don't mind living in small towns; in fact, I prefer them to big cities. For various reasons, what I am interested in is easy access and close proximity to the US, so places close to the border would be best. Any other interesting communities along/not too far from the border that I have overlooked? Any insights/tips much appreciated as I've never been to the area before (I won't have the chance to visit before I get my visa). Where would you move and why? Thank you!
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Old 07-02-2015, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Lol What exactly about Estevan and Winkler interests you? Those seem like really random choices.
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Old 07-02-2015, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Alberta, Canada
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What is it that you do, and is it in demand in the locations you've specified? I ask, because there is a great disparity in populations, and most of your choices are not "small towns" by the Canadian definition of the word.

Winnipeg (pop. 663,000) is largest by population. Then comes Regina (pop. 193,000). These are the two largest among the five, so your odds might be better of getting a job there. Lethbridge checks in next, at 89,000 residents. Then come Estevan, at 11,000; and lastly, Winkler, at 10,600. As you can see, if your occupation is unusual or rare, you stand a better chance in Winnipeg than you do in Winkler.

I've never been to Estevan or Winkler, but I can comment on Regina, Winnipeg, and Lethbridge. All three are modern cities, with all services you'd expect of a city: roads, parks, schools, hospitals, malls, garbage pickup, public transit, and so on. All have universities and colleges, so the population swells and contracts with the school year. There are annual festivals and traditions. All three can be quite comfortable places in which to live.

Can I ask why "proximity to the US" is important? I'm asking because I've gone from Lethbridge to the US, and there is very little on the US (Montana) side for quite a while--the first town of any size you get to when travelling I-15 southbound is Shelby MT, which, at 3376 people, fits the definition of a small town; then you get to Great Falls MT, which (at 59,000) is a smaller city than Lethbridge. In other words, you won't find much just across the border, at least from Lethbridge.
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Old 07-03-2015, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Canada
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I agree with the other posters that your choices seem a little odd. I took the liberty of looking up your other posts and it seems you are from Italy. Small towns in western Canada are very different. It won't be of any help to be close to the U.S. border. 'Close' is relative and in that sense all towns in Canada are 'close' to the U.S. border, but since there is no town of any consequence right across the Manitoba-US border, it doesn't matter whether you are in Winnipeg or Winkler.

It would help if you told us exactly what a small town means to you.
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