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In short, it’s a good place to live if you’ve been brought up here, but if you’re planning to immigrate, I’d say go to the US instead.
The main reason? Canada is fucking cold. Like FUCKING cold.
Even a lot of our large/capital cities are cold. Winnipeg, Edmonton, Regina, Ottawa, Quebec city, Montreal, Saskatoon, and Calgary can have days where the temperature can dip below -30C/-22F and some days even -40C/-40F. Some cities like Thunder bay, a city with a population somehow over 100,000, can even have days as cold as -50C/-58F. People freezing to death (especially the homeless) is actually a pretty big issue here in Canada, and it’s no wonder.
Most cities will experience snow and below-freezing temperatures from late October/early November all the way until late March/early April. Some cities like St. John’s can experience snow even in summer. I think just this summer St. Johns got snow in July and this isn’t the first time it’s happened there either.
It’s funny seeing some of the Canadians on questions like “Is Canada cold?” say something extremely anecdotal to downplay it. A lot of those answers are either written in the dead of summer or they live in an extremely privileged city that 95% of people can’t afford to live in like Vancouver where the climate is saved by the mountains and the ocean all year long (Vancouver is a scam btw).
Canadians might tell you that it’s not THAT cold because they’ve been brought up with this weather and are used to it, but people in most other countries would not even leave the house if the temperatures dip below -5C/+20F, so they could only imagine what -40C/-40F would feel like. -5C in most places in Canada during winter is seen as a very mild day
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