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Old 11-26-2014, 04:40 AM
 
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I lived in both countries (and still visit both often)

Friendliness: Australia
Location: Tie, probably need a better definition of what the intended "location" advantages are to find a clear winner.
Lifestyle: Australia
Weather: You need to ask??
Nightlife: Australia (but Canada has an ace up its sleeve with Montreal music scene)
Tourist attractions: Tie
Economic diversity: Tie, both very resource dependent.
Cultural contribution: Tie
Urban living: Tie
History: Tie
Architecture: Tie, maybe a slight edge to eastern Canada
Transportation: Tie
Education: Tie
Natural scenery: Canada
Cost of Living: Tie (Australia formally more expensive but higher wages)
Political Stability: Australia (no separatism issues over thee)
Economical Stability: Tie
I strongly disagree with the friendliness part. And I think visible minorities are treated better in Canada too. Not sure about other fields, but at least the English education in Canada seems more solid and better than in AU. Canadians are more articulate than many Aussies from my experience. I've even spotted several VERY basic grammatical errors in Aussie advertisements that I've never even encountered in North American ones.

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Old 11-26-2014, 08:22 AM
 
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I strongly disagree with the friendliness part.
Not in mine and many other people experience. It is a pretty common accepted fact that on average Australians tend to be more friendly than the more generally reserved Canadians...they may be not as polite (which is very different from being friendly) and more "noisy"...

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And I think visible minorities are treated better in Canada too
Just an example.
I have a friend that worked as interpreter for the health service in Australia and I remember that several languages were offered even the uncommon ones and not only in the health care field (immigration, legal, etc..).
I do not believe such robust level of language service for minorities exists in Canada.

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Old 11-26-2014, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Just an example.
I have a friend that worked as interpreter for the health service in Australia and I remember that several languages were offered even the uncommon ones and not only in the health care field.
I do not believe such robust level of language service for minorities exists in Canada.
This is hard to measure but in major Canadian cities like Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver and even some of the others there are a number of public services (including health care) that are offered in numerous immigrant languages.
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Old 11-26-2014, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Not in mine and many other people experience. It is a pretty common accepted fact that on average Australians tend to be more friendly than the more generally reserved Canadians...they may be not as polite (which is very different from being friendly) and more "noisy"...



Just an example.
I have a friend that worked as interpreter for the health service in Australia and I remember that several languages were offered even the uncommon ones and not only in the health care field (immigration, legal, etc..).
I do not believe such robust level of language service for minorities exists in Canada.
Vancouver city alone offers services by phone in over 175 languages.

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Old 11-26-2014, 01:14 PM
 
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Australia over Canada any day.


More interesting people, more exotic accent, more exotic wildlife, more interesting history, prettier to look at, better weather, more exotic locale on the map, just all around better.

Canada is bland like white bread. Cold and vast..... which is fine, but it's certainly not an exciting country.
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Old 11-26-2014, 02:01 PM
 
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Vancouver city alone offers services by phone in over 175 languages.

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The services I'm talking about are in person, not handed by phone.
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Old 11-26-2014, 02:07 PM
 
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Australia over Canada any day.


More interesting people, more exotic accent, more exotic wildlife, more interesting history, prettier to look at, better weather, more exotic locale on the map, just all around better.

Canada is bland like white bread. Cold and vast..... which is fine, but it's certainly not an exciting country.

I prefer Australia over Canada hands down for a lot of reasons but I do not think it has more interesting history than Canada (just about the same) and I do not think it's necessarily prettier either....better to live not more beautiful.
Both have scenery that the other cannot match.
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Old 11-26-2014, 02:25 PM
 
Location: London, UK
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I'll go with Canada, I'll fit in more (if I moved to Toronto/Southern Ontario area or Montreal)
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Old 11-26-2014, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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The services I'm talking about are in person, not handed by phone.
In person you can also get service in different languages, of course not 175 different ones. Nowhere can do that.It's the same in any city where you have a diverse population.

To suggest that it's not like this in Canada is naive.
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Old 11-26-2014, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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I prefer Australia over Canada hands down for a lot of reasons but I do not think it has more interesting history than Canada (just about the same) and I do not think it's necessarily prettier either....better to live not more beautiful.
Both have scenery that the other cannot match.
Good, Australia is further away from Canada than the US, so please go.
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