Migrating Canada

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  1. Geopeter profile image59
    Geopeterposted 8 years ago

    What are your insights about the country? My family is planning to live there few years later. Your precious point of views guys are really really helpful to make us adaptable to the place. How about the province of Quebec?

    1. Pearldiver profile image75
      Pearldiverposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Parle vous francois?  smile

      1. Geopeter profile image59
        Geopeterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Sorry, but I have no idea. Poor me. sad

        1. paradigmsearch profile image60
          paradigmsearchposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          It is my understanding that in some parts of Canada, French is the primary language.

          1. Geopeter profile image59
            Geopeterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Oh, thank you for the clarification. Does someone know about ordinary living in Canada?

            1. psycheskinner profile image84
              psycheskinnerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Quebec is in Canada and use of French is "ordinary" there.  So start studying because some of your neighbors and work mates might not appreciate your attitude otherwise.

              Otherwise, it's like America only colder, more socialized and they put gravy on French fries.

              1. Geopeter profile image59
                Geopeterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                I like gravy on chicken but on French fries? Let's see. My family is planning for Quebec.

                How about employment, how much is the minimum salary?

                1. psycheskinner profile image84
                  psycheskinnerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  I lived in British Columbia and found most things on a par with the US but the cost of living quite low for the size of the city I was in. I haven't lived in Quebec.

  2. Dame Scribe profile image62
    Dame Scribeposted 8 years ago

    lol psycheskinner, too funny. Live in Canada? yeah, I do. I'm Indigenous to N America big_smile You will meet MANY people of all cultures and ethnicity. Taxes can be found paid on everything. Health? long as you have OHIP you have choice of getting extra health coverage but otherwise, most health is covered. Just read the fine print to decide if you want/need more coverage. Human Rights, Employment and Labor laws, to protect people and employee's. Landlord Act to protect against bad landlords tongue 3 parties to vote for into gov't . Nothing wrong with our French Canadians smile they have a beautiful language that I don't mind as a 2nd language of Canada. I suggest going to visit all gov't sites related to Canada to learn more. smile

    1. Geopeter profile image59
      Geopeterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for this overview of Canada. I found sites about Canada but I also need direct opinion and material discussion about the country. Thanks Dame Scribe. I am following you as a fan.

      Could you tell me about Quebec?

      1. Pearldiver profile image75
        Pearldiverposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I'm sorry that you didn't understand the subtlety of what I asked you in French... which translates to -  "Do You Speak French?"

        I asked you to illustrate EXACTLY what your primary need will be, if you are planning on moving to Quebec - French is the primary language!  If you wish to 'Fit' there.. then you need to at least demonstrate some understanding or wish to learn that culture! It is a beautiful part of Canada and has always been a mix of French and local indigenous culture... Historically, the English were the enemy... you work it out from there and you may then appreciate that my original post pretty much sums up the answer you seek!  As a region controlled within an offshoot of the French culture... you need to appreciate that all territorial and local government is conducted primarily in French! 
        Why would you not bother to learn that?  It's an easy, beautiful language to learn.... See.. you have already been introduced to it..... and failed to understand roll  vous ce mort!  lol

        1. Geopeter profile image59
          Geopeterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          smile Greetings my friend! Bonjour! I cannot speak French but I am very interested though. Thanks for this quick overview of the place, Quebec. I always hear good things about Canada.

          I also get the point that English was an enemy of Canada as history stated. I may be careful with that language thing. I really thank you, my friend. I am a friendly person and I guess, Canada is the country God has prepared for me.

          I am praying always for the approval of our visa. Anybody knows if there are Catholic Churches around Quebec?

          1. Pearldiver profile image75
            Pearldiverposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Tres Bon ..... Quebec is unique in many, many respects to the rest of Canada.... in fact, that is its claim to fame, in many respects... it is certainly not what you expect, if you judge it by the rest of Canada...
            Clue:.... learn to like cold winters, ice hockey, the outdoors and never tell lumberjack jokes!  And yes, your Church is catered for in Quebec.... however, all religious communications there are conducted in........ smile French lol
            Read up on Quebec and you will find it is a beautiful province with much to offer... including french lessons! lol   Bon Chance mon ami...

            1. Geopeter profile image59
              Geopeterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Well, I am glad you cited few but very robust tips living in Quebec. I know the world "comment sa va?" and it is like, how are you in English.

              I like the sports you mentioned. Therefore, I must learn French to understand the mass.

              Peardiver, I observe that the intonation of French is just like German, that up and down thing of speaking.

              1. Pearldiver profile image75
                Pearldiverposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                The tone thing is dependent completely on region... much like the US accents.... in different regions even the speed of talking is different, so you must have fast ears! lol
                I'm from New Zealand not Canada.. so these are only my personal observations from traveling..
                However, what I said about learning French... will maybe not save your life... but it will improve it greatly!
                Historical events there are very important to the people, Quebec's history is very interesting.
                Research... and you won't regret...

                1. Geopeter profile image59
                  Geopeterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  This is brilliant of you telling me these things. I must study Quebec's history starting today. smile

                  Thanks a lot my friend. But what do you mean saying  French won't save my life? In what aspect or something?

                  1. psycheskinner profile image84
                    psycheskinnerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                    Meaning that you can get essential services in English.  But you will get respect from Francophones by making an effort in French,

    2. Geopeter profile image59
      Geopeterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      And you are a native in Canada, so are there any racial discrimination in Canada?

      1. psycheskinner profile image84
        psycheskinnerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Where are you moving from?  Canada runs, very broadly speaking, similar to East Coast USA in culture.

        1. Geopeter profile image59
          Geopeterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I am from Asia. Canada today is hiring immigrants anywhere around the world. We can speak English, of course.

          1. psycheskinner profile image84
            psycheskinnerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            There are pretty big Asian communities in Canada and have been for quite a while now, so I would be surprised if there is much anti-Asian sentiment.  But not being Asian I can't say for sure.

  3. Dame Scribe profile image62
    Dame Scribeposted 8 years ago

    Discrimination in Canada does exist but far and few between smile though you may hear lots 'talk' in the news between Aboriginals and gov't lol some places are worst than others hmm but for the most part, it is kept to the down and low since there are ones who won't tolerate it either. Quebec? smile as I said, they have a beautiful language. Cool celebrations like their 'Winter Carnival' which is coming up. Most schools offer French language in classes. I'd suggest checking out video's at Youtube too wink

 
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