Life, liberty and the pursuit of Happiness has been a well known phrase in North America.
Over the years people have flocked to the USA with the hope and desire of living this coveted American dream. America’s founding fathers created a vision that everyone deserves a chance and they will find it in America. This has been one of the most attractive ideas, making millions to migrate into this nation in search of good jobs, better lifestyle, a good education and a comfortable house to live in.
But this picture has undergone a significant change over past few decades. Some other countries have matched or surpassed the United States of America in terms of education, lifestyle, employment among other sectors.
One of them is their friendly neighbor up north, Canada.
Did you know that Canada is ranked as the 6th happiest country as per World Economic Forum in comparison to USA which trails at 14th position now? Canadians also have a higher life expectancy as compared to that of Americans.
The notion of a free country has also taken a beating in USA and again some other countries like Canada have done better here. As per the Cato Institute’s Human Freedom Index –Canadians are considered the 6th freest people in the world, while Americans lag behind at 23rd.
Let us talk a little more about Canada now. Education and employment rates are at an all time high in Canada . 59 % of the population in Canada has earned a college degree (46% in USA). Canadians are more likely to find jobs. Canada’s employment rate is 4 points better. Unemployment in Canada is at a record low at 5% in past 20 yrs.
You are more likely to afford a house with a white picket fence in Canada, where home ownership has climbed upto 5% higher than the southern neighbor. Incredible? True! Canadians also enjoy their life as much as they work. In fact they have more time to spend time at home or leisure activities as they work over 80 hours fewer per year and get an extra 3 days vacation.
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The comparison list is exhaustive. The measurement of economic inequality is significantly better in Canada over past 80 years. You are twice more likely to move from the poorest section of the population to the wealthiest in Canada, provided you are willing to work hard and give your heart and soul to whatever it takes to build one’s career path. As the saying goes, hard work pays.
While the recent developments in immigration scene of USA are turning out to be restrictive as also unpredictable and volatile, there has been an upward increase in immigrants into the continent. In comparison to USA, Canada offers a dynamic range of immigration and visa programs. It also offers the most supporting social security benefits program for immigrants and their families. Canadian government is compassionate to immigrants and invests millions of dollars every year to help immigrants settle into their new lives in Canada, ensuring that newcomers can benefit from an improved quality of life after being eased into their new habitat.
The Canadian government spends more per capita on education than any other country in the world.
Not only has Canada achieved great heights but is arguably one of the the safest, healthiest, happiest country in the world. A fact that is backed by statistics.
Blog Authored by Rini Dalal