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Old 06-27-2016, 08:16 AM
 
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I know many of them prefer Australia, but most British people I've met in Canada actually don't mind the weather here too much.


Winter is much colder of course but generally far less gloomy than in the UK.

And summers are much nicer in most of Canada.

Sure, if you want a tropical climate you'll go to Australia. But not everyone wants that.
My friend in London was showing me it was 16C yesterday in London, while I was sweating under the 33C sun.


I hate this summer so far. I prefer cooler summers, and it is not even July
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Old 06-27-2016, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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My friend in London was showing me it was 16C yesterday in London, while I was sweating under the 33C sun.


I hate this summer so far. I prefer cooler summers, and it is not even July
I think I've said on here before that climate (within reason) isn't nearly as important to most people as it seems to be for the average City-Data forumer.


Even people originally from tropical countries don't complain much about the climate in Canada.


Like other Canadians, they will complain about the "weather" on a specific day or during a crappy week. But as soon as things improve (which can be going from -15C to a sunny -5C in the winter) the bitter cold is forgotten and they are happy again.


Just like in the summer everyone seems to forget the winter.


I've NEVER heard anyone say: "Yeah, it's nice right now but four months ago it was freezing and I still can't get over it!"


Humans have an amazing ability to adapt.
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Old 06-27-2016, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Canada
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My guess is that the Google search was partly by those who had already toyed with the idea of leaving the U.K. in recent years and Brexit results got them interested again.

This is an interesting article:

Which is better for migration Australia Or Canada?
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Old 06-27-2016, 10:32 AM
 
Location: In transition
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I think I've said on here before that climate (within reason) isn't nearly as important to most people as it seems to be for the average City-Data forumer.


Even people originally from tropical countries don't complain much about the climate in Canada.


Like other Canadians, they will complain about the "weather" on a specific day or during a crappy week. But as soon as things improve (which can be going from -15C to a sunny -5C in the winter) the bitter cold is forgotten and they are happy again.


Just like in the summer everyone seems to forget the winter.


I've NEVER heard anyone say: "Yeah, it's nice right now but four months ago it was freezing and I still can't get over it!"


Humans have an amazing ability to adapt.
If weather isn't important then why doesn't Iqaluit have as many people as Ottawa? Why aren't new immigrants moving there?
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Old 06-27-2016, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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Language barriers?
Hasn't seemed to be a big issue for all of those Brits in Spain.
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Old 06-27-2016, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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If weather isn't important then why doesn't Iqaluit have as many people as Ottawa? Why aren't new immigrants moving there?
Why is Fort McMurray larger than Chilliwack, BC or Leamington, Ontario?


New York City is larger than any city in the "warmer" regions of the U.S....
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Old 06-27-2016, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Hasn't seemed to be a big issue for all of those Brits in Spain.
Pro-EU Brits are a much larger, broader-based demographic than the expat Brits in Benidorm.

People with young kids, people with budding careers... it's easier to move that abroad when you already speak the language at your destination. (Not to mention the legal framework, etc., which is more similar to the UK in Canada or Australia than it is in continental Europe.)
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Old 06-27-2016, 12:07 PM
 
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Hasn't seemed to be a big issue for all of those Brits in Spain.
Those British in Spain are mostly retirees/the rich as far as I know. They hang out together, don't really need to apply for jobs etc. so language is less of an issue.
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Old 06-27-2016, 12:36 PM
 
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The Brits are welcome here.
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Old 06-27-2016, 12:51 PM
 
Location: San Jose
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It says a lot about our generation that when things look tough our first response is to flee. Not fight it out, or pull together to solve the problem. No, just run away. Its very depressing.
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