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Why Move to Canada

Here's Why Everyone Wants To Move To Canada peaceful, spends ten times as much on healthcare.






Free Land

V Small Canadian town will give Land and Job to anyone willing to move ... 2 acres of land and job at local market and bakery in Nova Scotial






Beautiful

From sea to sea: 11 of the most beautiful places I've traveled in Canada Slideshow: Lake Louise, Alberta; Battle Harbour, Labrador; Louisburg, Cape Breton Island; Charlevoix, Quebec [At Tadoussac, where the fjord-lined Saguenay River meets the Saint Lawrence, there is wonderful whale-watching.]; Prince Edward Island; Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick; Bruce Peninsula, Ontario; The Prairie, Manitoba; Qu’Appelle Valley, Saskatchewan; Waterton Lakes, Alberta [looks like Alaska--It has the dinosaur bones of the badlands at Drumheller, and the prairies. But way down at the southern end, where it borders Montana, is lesser-known Waterton Lakes National Park, which is one of my favourite places on Earth]; Pender Island, British Columbia [I loved the close-knit feeling of life on Pender, not to mention the views.]; Muskoka, Ontario






LGBT

email from Equality PAC, 6/30/17:


While Trump REFUSES to even acknowledge Pride Month, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has stepped up as a fearless leader for the LGBT community.


Canada Day

Canada Day
Is July 1st

DLTK Canada Day Activities
Canada Day for Kids
Canada Day Checklist
Happy Canada Day!


History

1841: A Census of Prince Edward Island for those interested in genealogy, history, and the geography of the colony of Prince Edward Island in the mid-19th century
Aboriginal Canada a portal to Canadian Aboriginal Internet resources, contacts, information, and government programs and services
Aboriginal Canada "your single window to Canadian Aboriginal on-line resources, contacts, information, and government programs and services" - available in French or English
Canadian Heritage Gallery images - "most extensive collection of historical Canadiana on the Internet"
The Canadian West pictures and records of early settlement of Western Canada
Eskimos and Native People of the North
Expo 67 1967 World's Fair
Framing Canada: A Photographic Memory photographic collection from 1843 to mid-twentieth century
Ghosts of the North West Coast history of British Columbia
Historical Statistics of Canada
Historical Text Archive: Canada articles, links
History - Veterans Affairs Canada WWI, WWII, Korean War, more
Images Canada more than 75,000 images from Canadian museums, archives and libraries
Maine Folklife Center "collection of folklore, oral history, traditional music, and photographs of Maine and Eastern Canada"
Online Resources for Canadian Heritage "focuses on Internet resources pertinent to Canadian heritage in the disciplines covered by the Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation: archaeology, ethnology, history (including military history and postal history), and folk culture"
Pathfinders & Passageways nice overview of the exploration of the country, especially the early explorers
Peopling North America: Population Movements and Migration covers early migrations, European migrations, African migrations, Asian & African labour, migrations after WWII
Royal Tyrrell Museum Canadian dinosaurs






Agriculture

Agriculture in Canada






Animals

Animals - Hinterland Who's Who Canadian Wildlife Service






Arctic

Arctic Science and Technology Information System "database contains over 47,000 records describing publications and research projects about northern Canada"






Area Codes

Area Code Map






Arts

Arts Canada "rich media portal to the best of Canadian Arts on-line"
City Lights: Vancouver's Neon Heritage explores the art and science of neon lights
McMichael Canadian Art Collection







Maps

Atlas Online, Canadian
Map of Canada
Maps 101 basic information about Canadian topographic maps
National Atlas of Canada Online quick maps, Canadian communities, facts about Canada, teaching resources


Magazines

Briar Patch Saskatchewan's independant news magazine - politics, labor, and international events
Broken Pencil "The guide to alternative culture in Canada" - reviews the best zines, books, Websites, videos and art from the underground
Canadian Dimension (CD) independent hard news and analysis from a left-wing perspective. Multiple winner of Project Censored's Canada award
Canadian Geographic adventure, travel, great pictures
Canadian Newspaper Association
Canadian Pamphlets and Broadsides
NEWS - CBC Newsworld news from Canada and the world
Now Toronto independent weekly
Our Times Canada's Independent Labour Magazine
Ryerson Review of Journalism progressive journalistic review from Ryerson Polytechnic University in Canada
THIS Magazine one of Canada's longest-publishing alternative journals; focuses on Canadian politics, literature and culture


Parliament

Cable Parliamentary Affairs Channel watch the Parliament in session live with RealPlayer
Canadian Institute of International Affairs international relations
Canadian Politics on the Web
Global Research an independent media group, in Canada, committed to curbing the tide of globalization
Government Information, Canadian
Political Science: A Net Station lots of links
Politics Watch "Canada's Political Portal"
Jagmeet Singh: pioneering party leader could be the Trudeau Canada hoped for

Jagmeet Singh: ‘It’s not convenient to talk about discrimination, but if you '’t do it, you allow it to exist.’ Photograph: Carlos Osorio/Toronto Star via Getty Images

Jagmeet Singh hovered between tables, switching seamlessly between languages as he obliged photo requests. For a young mother from Ethiopia, the Canadian politician had a greeting in Amharic. To her friend from Eritrea, he offered a few lines of Tigrinya, plucked from a linguistic arsenal that Singh estimates includes a word or phrases from about 45 tongues.

It’s a handy skill for a politician based in Toronto, one of the world’s most multicultural cities. But for the 38-year-old – who recently became the first person of colour to lead a major political party in Canada – it’s also a nod to how he’s seeking to define himself in a global climate marked by Brexit and the rise of 'ald Trump.

“At a time when we’re seeing the rise of a scary form of politics – divisive politics – I hope that I represent the opposite of all that,” the leader of the progressive New Democratic party told the Guardian. “I hope I represent a type of politics where we bring people together, where we inspire people – and we do it with this motivation of building a world that’s better for everybody.”

Singh: ‘The reality is that I’m in an uphill battle.’ Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo

Singh, a practising Sikh and a cycling enthusiast, burst on to the national stage in October with a decisive victory that put him at the helm of Canada’s third-largest party.

He takes the reins of a party with a political platform that includes decriminalising all drugs, expanding universal health care, raising taxes on high earners and tackling precarious work.

Born in Canada to parents from Punjab, Singh has been vocal about his experience of growing up as a minority in Canada. In doing so, he’s dragged some of the darker aspects of Canada’s vaunted promotion of multiculturalism into the spotlight – from the relentless bullying he suffered as a child to the 11 times that he’s been stopped by police because of his appearance.


Business

Canada Natural Resources Statistics






Sciences

Canada Science and Technology Museum exhibits, gallery
Canadian Social Research Links a major gateway to social science resources on the Web
Canadian Studies - Guide to Sources
Canadian Studies - Web Resources





Archaeology

Canadian Archaeological Radiocarbon Database


Info on Canada

Canadian Encyclopedia
Canadian Information by Subject - Library of Canada, National
Canada's Digital Collections "showcases over 400 Web sites celebrating Canada's history, geography, science, technology and culture"
Statistics Canada
Statistical Profile of Canadian Communities
Statistics Canada "From publications to electronic data, census to survey information, www.statcan.ca is THE official source for Canadian social and economic statistics and products"
Trains Across Canada
Transatlantic Cable Comunications chronicles the role played in worldwide communications by the Nova Scotian town of Canso and the nearby community of Hazel Hill as home to one end of the transatlantic cable linking Britain and North America (From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2000. http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/)
Travel Canada Tourism Commission






Radio

CBC Radio One from Toronto (CBC = Canadian Broadcasting Corp.)
Council of Canadians has Maude Below, the "Ralph Nader of Canada" - "Canada's pre-eminent citizens' watchdog organization"
Summit of the Americas Information Network






Libraries

Directory of Special Collections National Library of Canada
Library of Canada, National - Canadian Information by Subject
LITERATURE - Online Guide to Writing in Canada






Ecology

Ecological Monitoring and Assessment Network Canadian frog watch, worm watch, ice watch, many other interesting topics; available in English and French
Species at Risk in Canada from Environment Canada






Music

Encyclopedia of Music in Canada complete reference to Canadian music






Festivals

Festival Seeker Canadian events






Languages

FRENCH LANGUAGE & CULTURE page of links
How to Speak Like a Canadian - 21 Funny Canada Slang Words and Phrases

Speak like a Canadian

25 FUNNY Differences Between Canadians and Americans






Education

The Humanist in Canada explores contemporary issues from a humanistic viewpoint
LEARNING - Community Learning Network (British Columbia)
Schoolnet, Canada's
Teaching and Learning About Canada "Resources For Teachers and Students"






Weather

National Earthquake Database
Volcanoes of Canada Canada has examples of almost every type of volcano. Although none are erupting now, at least 3 did in the last few hundred years and numerous others have the potential to erupt in the near future






Novia Scotia

Novia Scotia, About
Novia Scotia Facts [pdf]
NOVA SCOTIA DUCK TOLLING RETRIEVERS page of links


British Columbia

Ocean Link from the Vancouver (Canada) Aquarium - includes a glossary, ocean facts, an intertidal field guide, and much more


Ontario

Ontario's Sunset Country






Ottawa

Ottawa Cheapest city to live in






Parks

Parks Canada see the photo galleries






Quebec

Quebec government portal; in French, English, Spanish






Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan, About
Saskatchewan Stories stories for young people about work, from the early First Nations until today
Story of the Missouri Coteau Region lower portion of the Saskatchewan






Sports

SPORTS - CBC Sports sports in Canada


Museums

Virtual Gramophone: Canadian Historical Sound Recordings
Virtual Museum of Canada discover many of the stories and treasures held in trust by Canada's museums - a gateway to a rich and diverse heritage
Virtual Museum of New France French involvement in the New World in the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries


Quotes

"When things get bad in the United States it is reassuring to turn to Canada, a country with a high standard of living, a small military, and a national healthcare plan. Canada always seemed to be, if a bit duller than America, also a bit saner.

"But this is changing. The new Canadian prime minister, Stephen Harper, inspired by the neocons to the south, appears determined to visit the worst excesses of George Bush's presidency on his own country. He plans to pull Canada out of the Kyoto Protocol and expand military spending. He defended Israel's massive bombing of southern Lebanon, even as Israeli warplanes bombed a clearly marked UN observation post, killing a Canadian peacekeeper. He was the first world leader to cut off funding after Hamas took over the Palestinian Authority...

"And he sneers at Canada's long tradition of antimilitarism and generous social services, once calling Canada "a second-tier socialistic country, boasting ever more loudly about its... social services to mask its second-rate status"...

"But that is not the worst of it. The prime minister, who has begun, in a very un-Canadian fashion, to close his speeches with the words "God bless Canada," is also a born-again Christian. And Harper is rapidly building an alliance with the worst elements of the US Christian right...

"...believes in the literal word of the Bible, faith-healing and the imminent return of Jesus Christ. Women cannot be ordained in his church, homosexuality is a sin and abortion is murder... methodically knitting a coalition of social conservatives and evangelicals that looks ominously similar to the American model...

"Harper's combination of bellicosity, slash-and-burn attitude toward Canadian social programs and religious fervor makes many Canadians nervous. Unfortunately for Canada, Harper has a lot of American help. James Dobson has set upa Canadian branch of his Focus on the Family three blocks from the Parliament buildings in Ottawa...

"Harper's hold on power, like that of George Bush, is shaky" (Chris Hedges. "Letter From Canada: The New Christian Right." The Nation, Nov. 27, 2006: 20-23.)


"Canada has not been a member of the Coalition of the Willing, or the "Coalition of the Idiots," as Carolyn Parrish, a Toronto-area Member of Parliament recently called it. Canadians have no troops in Iraq and reportedly are much more hostile to the United States since the start of the Iraq war. At a Montreal Canadiens game just after the invasion in March 2003, Montreal fans loudly booed the playing of "The Star-Spangled Banner"" ("Letters." The Nation, Oct. 4, 2004: 2).


"Coming to Ottawa might also expose you to a parliamentary system that has a thing called question period every day, where those in the executive are held accountable by an opposition for their actions, and where demands for public debate on important topics such as missile defense can be made openly...


"Your boss [Bush] did not avail himself of a similar opportunity to visit our House of Commons during his visit, fearing, it seems, that there might be some signs of dissent. He preferred to issue his diktat on missile defense in front of a highly controlled, preselected audience.


"Such control-freak antics may work in the virtual one-party state that now prevails in Washington. But in Canada we have a residual belief that politicians should be subject to a few checks and balances, an idea that your country once espoused before the days of empire" (Lloyd Axworthy. "Open Letter to Condoleezza Rice." The Progressive, June 2005: 30-31).


"A beautiful and inexpensive place in North America where oceanfront and lakeside lots can be had for as little as $10,000 (or a charming 3-bedroom home on several acres can be yours for under $50,000). Sound like a dream? It's not. This slice of Heaven does exist. Nestled in the North Atlantic on Canada's east coast, Nova Scotia is a little-known paradise steeped in Scottish, Irish and English history. For the potential expatriate or retiree, Nova Scotia has a lot to offer...inexpensive real estate, a low cost of living, unspoiled natural environment, friendly people and lifestyle opportunities to suit virtually every taste" (http://search.escapeartist.com/search.cfm?q=nova+scotia&t=all, 6-29-05).


Nova Scotia has long been a favorite escape for savvy Canadians and Europeans, yet few Americans live or retire in this secretive outpost. Why? Well, perhaps it's because Nova Scotia isn't a destination you stumble across by accident. Almost completely surrounded by water, it lies hidden between the Atlantic Ocean, the Bay of Fundy, the Northumberland Strait, and the Gulf of St. Lawrence.


"Nova Scotia has long been a favorite escape for savvy Canadians and Europeans, yet few Americans live or retire in this secretive outpost. Why? Well, perhaps it's because Nova Scotia isn't a destination you stumble across by accident. Almost completely surrounded by water, it lies hidden between the Atlantic Ocean, the Bay of Fundy, the Northumberland Strait, and the Gulf of St. Lawrence.


"Canada’s second-smallest province (21,425 square miles), Nova Scotia is about half the size of Pennsylvania with a population of just under 1 million people. Its craggy 4,600-mile coastline is dotted with quaint fishing villages, lighthouses and working seaports. Over 3,800 islands lie off its shores (some are for sale); the largest being Cape Breton, which is nearly a quarter size of mainland Nova Scotia. Most of Nova Scotia’s population is concentrated along the coast. The largest city is the capital, Halifax, in which about 40% of the province’s population lives (much of the interior is heavily forested and sparsely populated). The area's most famous part-time residents are Jack Nicholson, Demi Moore, Paul Simon, Billy Joel, Roger Moore, and Alan Arkin, all of whom have summer homes here." (http://www.escapeartist.com/efam/71/Living_In_Nova_Scotia.html).


"Canada is trading drugs for American levels of violence... the green islands that speckle the US-Canada border here. Welcome to the front line of a vicious multi-billion-dollar drug war...

"...marijuana... industrial quantities of a potent strain known as BC Bud, named after the Canadian province where much of it is grown, British Columbia...

"BC Bud is so well thought of on the west coast that it has been known to trade at the same price as cocaine, more than $3,000 a pound. In fact it is commonly bartered for cocaine and guns, which travel in the opposite direction, north into Canada, making it a less safe and predictable place--and more like America.


"Drive-by shootings are on the rise in the Vancouver area, as are house invasions, by which one gange seeks to take over another's marijuana crop without the bother of lights and hydroponic cultivation.


"Last month four officers of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police were shot dead when they stumbled on a BC Bud-growing operation--the most Mounties lost in one day since the middle of the 19th century. The killings shocked Canada and have challenged itss generally tolerant attitude towards drug offenses...

"A lot of the smugglers caught on the border are from ethnic Indian and Pakistani gangs in Canada. Many of the 50,000 grow-ops thought to be hidden across British Columbia are run by Vietnamese clans. But police say some of the biggest organizations coordinating the trade are chapters of the Canadian Hell's Angels" (Julian Borger. "Canada is trading drugs for American levels of violence." Guardian Weekly, April 8, 2005: 8).


"...leaving the US for Canada is 'e with no enormous regret. Behind you lies the weight of American touchiness and hysteria, the radio shock jocks, the twerpish, bow-tied TV pundits, the religious nuts who deny evolution with the phrase "intelligent design." and the madness that descants on the ills of passive smoking, yet allows a tax break on SUVs. This is to say little of a president who seems only confident when he is standing at a podium as commander-in-chief with bristling military types behind him talking about "Amraaaka".

"But one must not exaggerate. America is not in some proto-fascist statte and, actually, there is much I still love about the place, but the country is in a very weird mood. So much of its decency, cordiality, wit and thoughfulness is drowned out by strident chaps wearing flags in their lapels and the babbling hatred that pours from the Fox Network. When you get to Canada, the clamour stops. Suddenly you find yourself in the place that America should be and once was, though it would offend every American to think that Canada has anything the US should want.

"Canada is the lame, slow-talking cousin up north where people say "golly", "cripes" and "geeezzz". The origin of the name is held to be significant: it is commonly thought to derive from a Spanish cartographer who wrote on an early map "Aca-Nada", or "nothing here".

"If only on the grounds of Canada's economic success, Americans should take more notice. Last month the Liberal government announced that it would cut C$30bn ($26bn) out of the budget because of the enormous fiscal surplus, running at about C$13.4bn a year. Just over C$5bn is to be given back to Canadians on taxes collected this year. And in future some of the surplus will be spent on training the settling of immigrants and student grants...

"The main point, which you never hear in Britain or the US, is that Canada alone among G7 countries is balancing its budget. When you compare its performance with the Bush Administration's (the US trade deficit is $706bn), it's a wonder Canadians aren't a bit more cocky" (Henry Porter. "It's Great Up North." Guardian Weekly, Jan 13, 2006: 22).


Move

THE TOP 7 FASTEST AND CHEAPEST WAYS TO IMMIGRATE TO CANADA from USA use trade agreement & take job with you--intra-company transfer ["Nafta visa"]. or Visitor VISA: plan a holiday, ''t lie,

HOW TO IMMIGRATE TO CANADA refugees and asylum seekers;

The Top 10 Problems Faced by Immigrants language: English, French, Spanish. Employment. Housing: research in advance, National Housing Agency [CMHC]. Access to Services: what's available, healthcare a problem. Transportation; DL may not be recognized, IDP International Driving Permit. Cultural differences.

TOP 8 WORST PLACES TO MOVE IN CANADA (2013) tiny towns in northern woods of Ontario, southern shore of Newfoundland. New Glasgow, Novia Scotia--high crime rate, unemployment, cost of living, limited access to svcs, high property taxes, bad weather. Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge area, Ontario: hate crime capital of CA [Calgary also bad]. Thetford Mines, Quebec: asbestos mining region, most polluted city in CA. Bay Roberts, Newfoundland and lots of rural east coast: highest unemployment rate in CA. Sarnia, Ontario: polluted badly by American industry. Saint John, New Brunswick: dirty stinky paper pulp port. Nanaimo, Br.Columbia: mill town, coal mining, isolated. Thunder Bay, Ontario: badly isolated, 10 hour drive to anywhere

Top 10 Best Places To Live In Canada In 2017

1. Ottowa, Ontario: bilingual, many languages, large immigrant pop.

2. Gatineau, Quebec: National capital region.

3. Waterloo, Ontario: thriving, popular with immigrants, hour's drive from Toronto, warm summers and moderate winters.

4. Brossa'rd, Quebec.

5. Delta, Br.Columbia: rich soils and water, agricultural area, safe quiet neighborhoods, many parks and trails for nature lovers, one of the mildest climates in CA.

6. Saanich, BrColumbia: low crime rate, low jobless rate, high earnings, it and Victoria names best places to retire.

7. Burlingron, Ontario: on Lake Ontario, between Niagara Falls and Toronto, beautiful city, high quality of life, best weather in CA.

8. Regina, Saskatchawan: heart of the prairie, capital of S, famed summer agricultural exhibition, call centers are one of major industries

9. St. Albert, Alberta: minutes away from Edmontson and Alberta, family oriented, safe prosperous beautiful city, safest urban center in Alberta,

10. Guelph, Ontario: slower pace, one of fastest growing cities in CA, low crime rate, high standard of living, 45 minutes from Toronto, popular with young professionals, small town friendliness.

TOP 10 BEST CITIES TO SETTLE IN CANADA AS NEW IMMIGRANT Montreal

Toronto

10. West Vancouver, BC. Richest city. Surprisingly affordable for renter. 1/3 immigrants. Warmer temperatures. Houses too expensive.

9. Milton, Ontario. Lots of jobs. Immigrant friendly. High rents. High crime rate.

8. Ottawa. Nat'l capital. Boom in jobs coming. Ave. rent and house prices. Safe; decent transit. Notoriously boring and cold.

7. Richmond Hill, Ontario. Suburb of Toronto. Really high no. of immigrants. High violent crime rate. Houses pricey.

6. Brossard, Quebec. Immigrant friendly. Cheap apartments. Low crime rate. Second lowest RE prices of anywhere in CA.

5. Mississauga, Ontario. Close to Toronto. Over 50% immigrants. Low crime rate. Bedroom community: have to drive everywhere.

4. Markham, Ontario. Suburb North of Toronto. Many immigrants. Pretty wealthy.

3. Burlington, Ontario. Great for apartments: low rates. Rich city. Close to Toronto and safe. Houses affordable.

2. Calgary, Alberta. Reputation as expensive place to live: numbers do not support. Reasonable rents, lots of jobs. High wages. Pricey houses.

1. Richmond, BC. Suburb of Vancouver. 30 minutes from downtown. Best city in CA. 60% immigrants. Medium rents, high salaries. Warmest weather in a major city in CA.

Immigration to Manitoba, Canada

A Little Taste of Manitoba - DEVO

How a Trip to Manitoba Will Change Your Life

Manitoba Problems - Winnipeg Day 3 snow on sheds crushes roofs,

Should I move to Canada? STORIES FROM WINNIPEG, MANITOBA -40 degrees too cold. beautiful nature. Get used to cold. Calm.

Top 10 Retirement Cities in Canada gems for golden years

Toronto suburbs: ave home is $600,000. Close to medical care & hospitals.

Moncton, New Brunswick: small town atmosphere, low cost of living, Homes under $200,000. Easy access to healthcare. two national preserves and some of nicest beaches in CA.

Quebec City, Quebec: one of CA's least expensive cities. Houses $150k and up. UNESCO world heritage sight. Quiet neighborhoods.

Burlington, Ontario: suburb of Toronto. Royal botanical gardens. On lake front. Home prices high at $500k.

Victoria, BC: island living. moderate cost of living.

Kingston, Ontario: Houses at $300k.

Salmon Arm, BC: miles of beaches, warm and sunny summers. great medical facilities nearby. Houses ave. $300k.

Oakville, Ontario: medium size city with artistic and cultural residents. Houses $700k.

St. Albert, Alberta: low crime rate. 70k pop. Houses $400k, much cheaper in some areas.. Great healthcare.

Boucherville, Quebec: south shore of St. Lawrence River. 40k pop.

[The median price of homes currently listed in San Antonio is $232,900. The median rent price in San Antonio is $1,226]

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