I wonder how a cold country with a slim population of 35 million could be better for immigration than a powerful superpower of 318 million? Do not misunderstand me. The United States is a great country to immigrate to. However, there are some reasons why Canada remain the choice of immigrants rather than the United States.
1) Friendly immigration policies
People who cross the border can easily tell you the difference at the airport itself. Yes, Canadian immigration policies are much simpler and easier to use than in the United States. It is relatively easy to obtain a Canadian study permit, work permit, tourist or permanent residence (PR) visa, or even citizenship from the United States. The process to be followed and the documentation required for all of the above is much easier for Canada than the United States.
2) Better health care system
The health care system in Canada is one of the best publicly funded health care systems in the world and everyone receives the same level of care, regardless of their financial status. Not only that, according to the Canadian Health Act, if you are residing in Canada, almost everything medically necessary will be treated free of charge. However, make no mistake, you must pay your monthly premiums according to regional or regional health plans. Believe me, these monthly payments you pay in Canada are very reasonable and out of the way people pay in the United States. In British Columbia, you will be treated even if you have not paid your health insurance premiums in the past few months (however, they may collect the premiums later).
3) Affordable Education System
Canada’s education system is generally generic (read “free”) and every child must go to school from the ages of 5 to 16 or 18 years depending on the province in which they live. You can choose to put your children in public schools (free education) or in private schools where you have to pay. Make no mistake in the fact that public education is not of high quality or only for poor children, as is the case in many countries around the world. According to Staten, approximately 95% of children enrolled in primary and secondary schools in 2010/2011 are in public schools. Even after your child finishes high school, the money you spend on college/university education can be much less than you can spend on the education of similar quality in the United States.
4) Better Security
Unlike the United States, Canada does not have an arms culture. Most states in the United States have provisions that allow the common man to carry a hidden weapon. When was the last time you heard about a shooting at an American university where a student shot his teacher and other colleagues? Not so long ago, right? But not here in Canada. Canada has strict firearms regulations where firearms licenses are very well managed with appropriate background checks, personal interviews, and safety training courses.
5) Better general lifestyle
Although lifestyle means the difference to different people, according to the OECD Better Life Index, it includes housing, income, employment, society, education, environment, civic participation, health, life satisfaction, safety and work. balanced. Excluding housing and income, the United States scored lower than Canada in all other measures. When I compare 4 factors that I consider important to my lifestyle – health, life satisfaction, safety and work-life balance (go to oecdbetterlifeindex.org to compare the Better Life Index for different countries) – I can see clearly where I want to go!