Canada Ranks #1 with Expats Living Abroad

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Photo by Gary Scott

Catherine Faas at Holy Kaw summed it up well in her recent post. For those considering living and working abroad, you might want to have a second glance at Canada. The HSBC Expat Experience Survey recently named Canada as the best place in the world to be an expat.

The survey reported the highest overall increase in quality of life since landing in this frosty northern country. The HSBC Expat Experience polled over 3,000 expats around the world. The cherry on top? Canada was also voted number one country in quality of accommodation, with a whopping 68% of expats reporting their homes were better in Canada than in their own native country.

The survey also noted that Canada was amongst the easiest countries to make friends, pursue hobbies, and provide an overall better environment for their families. Which isn’t surprising as Canada has so much to offer.Plus Canadians are pretty cool. Maybe not like Eastern European Disco-Tech cool, but like, home grown, wheat fed, take care of your dog for the weekend cool. The hardest thing you’ll face is deciding which Canadian province or territory you’d like to live in.

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  • http://www.shorttraveltips.com Vi @ Travel Tips

    I lived there for awhile and personally Canada wouldn’t be my first choice. Of course I lived in Toronto, that’s may be the reason :)
    .-= Vi @ Travel Tips´s last blog ..Whale watching Sydney: 2009 season whale sightings update =-.

    • http://ibackpackcanada.com Corbin

      @Vi – Haha, Toronto livin, that’ll do it. Yea a lot of Canadians don’t consider that city all that Canadian. If you get time check out the documentary “Let’s all hate Toronto”, it’s a funny documentary where this guy goes around Canada to find out why everyone around Canada seems to hate Toronto.

      But I know what you mean, I personally think I’d rather be cookin my body on some hot tropical beach, but I suppose if you look at the age of most Expats, along with their lifestyle, Canada could be all sorts of all right.

  • http://www.shorttraveltips.com Vi@Travel Tips

    Yes, I know that by Canadians Toronto is not Canadian city, but there is not so much choice if to think about cities. Only Vancouver and Calgary comes to the mind.

    I’ll check can I find that move. Thanks.
    .-= Vi@Travel Tips´s last blog ..Short trails in New Zealand. Lake Marian track =-.

  • http://www.atravelaroundtheworld.com ATravelaroundtheWorld

    Canada is one of “must go” destinations but i did not know that has to much to offer!

  • http://www.retiring-overseas.com Perry Torres

    I’ve read your blog and it seems interesting and points directly to issues pertaining to expats living in Canada. Some expats would really prefer this type of country wherein they could just live a simple life and considers health issues that requires a colder weather.
    .-= Perry Torres´s last blog ..Brazil Housing – A Country with Many Unique Options =-.

  • http://www.garyslens.ca Gary Scott

    I noticed you used my image on your blog. Cool. It is courteous to credit the images when they are used for free. I’d appreciate credit.
    Thanks.

    • http://ibackpackcanada.com Corbin

      @Gary – My apologies! This post was written before I changed themes, which lead to me losing a few photo credits when I had to reinsert them into the post. I love your stuff on stock.xchng, keep up the great work, and thanks for allowing me to use it.

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