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Old 09-29-2015, 07:48 PM
 
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No country is going to prove desirable to every human being..

True but there is no beating around the bush....the US is a stronger magnet for immigrants compared to Canada and for a lot of reasons...I was an immigrant and I been around immigrants.


If I were independently wealthy I would not live in either country....
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Old 09-29-2015, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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True but there is no beating around the bush....the US is a stronger magnet for immigrants compared to Canada and for a lot of reasons...I was an immigrant and I been around immigrants.


If I were independently wealthy I would not live in either country....
Part of that is movies. I've met many in my travels that have a very skewed view of life in the US.
Many realize the dream, was more of a fantasy.
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Old 09-29-2015, 07:58 PM
 
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Part of that is movies. I've met many in my travels that have a very skewed view of life in the US.
Many realize the dream, was more of a fantasy.

I could say same as Canada Nat....Canada sells itself very well to potential immigrants abroad but for many the reality is very different.
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Old 09-29-2015, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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That does not mean anything...the Seattle Times treat news happening in BC as local news....
Not sure about that. I just went on their website and didn't see any news articles about Vancouver.
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Old 09-29-2015, 08:08 PM
 
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True but there is no beating around the bush....the US is a stronger magnet for immigrants compared to Canada and for a lot of reasons...I was an immigrant and I been around immigrants.


If I were independently wealthy I would not live in either country....
Most younger immigrants going to the U.S. from Canada go temporarily, not permanently. Actually, the same is true of younger Canadians who migrate to places like the UK, the EU, etc.

The retirees who go to the U.S. are often "snowbirds", although there are also quite a few permanent retirees in places like Florida and Arizona. Most Canadian immigrants to the U.S. are retirees.

There's a less expensive cost of living. Most people in the U.S. live somewhere in the "sunbelt" area, so warm weather year-round. And there's ten times the population of Canada.

All of those things can be either a plus or a minus. People can adapt to either country. It's a matter of priorities.
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Old 09-29-2015, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Not sure about that. I just went on their website and didn't see any news articles about Vancouver.
Because nothing happened today in Vancouver. It was a sunny warm day. We were at the beach. Not really newsworthy.
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Old 09-29-2015, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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CTV and Global are horrible. I don't watch either anymore, got rid of cable. Sky News from the UK has about 40 percent US news, if not more some days..also a horrible news agency.

I get my news from the CBC, bits from BBC and online sources.

The downfall of English language newscasts in Canada started about 10 years ago or less...when they started to treat the news as entertainment.
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You've been reading my blather for long enough to know that I am not a big fan of Canada's private English language media.

I am however a big supporter of the CBC both French and English. Although CBC English TV does struggle with fictional programming it is true.

I am currently reading the mémoirs of retired Radio-Canada (and CBC at times) international reporter Jean-François Lépine. He tells fascinating anecdotes about many of the major historical events around the world from the past 30 years (that he witnessed live), but his book is also telling in that it chronicles the slow but constant starving of the network's news services.

BTW the decline of the CBC is not even close to being just Stephen Harper's doing. It began under Jean Chrétien and continued under Paul Martin and Stephen Harper.
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Old 09-29-2015, 08:17 PM
 
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I could say same as Canada Nat....Canada sells itself very well to potential immigrants abroad but for many the reality is very different.
Some interesting stats and charts here: Why So Many Americans Are Leaving the U.S.—in 1 Big Chart - The Atlantic

Between 2005 and 2010, there were 826,000 Mexican-born Americans who moved back to Mexico, and 356,000 U.S.-born citizens who moved to Mexico. And that's just to Mexico. Would like to know how many Americans migrate each year to go to other countries in total globally.
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Old 09-29-2015, 08:21 PM
 
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Most younger immigrants going to the U.S. from Canada go temporarily, not permanently.

Most of them cannot live permanently in the US because they do not actually get Green Cards...but let me assure you that I saw quite few Canadians on work permits in the US fighting tooth and nail to get their employer to sponsor them for an actual Green Card (very slow and expensive process).

In my limited circle of acquaintances never heard of a single one of them not trying to get a GC.
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Old 09-29-2015, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Because nothing happened today in Vancouver. It was a sunny warm day. We were at the beach. Not really newsworthy.
Well, the Sun and Province found stuff to fill their pages today.

Seriously, American media - even those not too far from the border - don't pay much attention to Canada.
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