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pericarp

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Would I have a better quality of life in Canada or in Switzerland?
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This is like the third time I've noticed you asking this exact same question.Why is that, exactly?
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Are you suffering from ADD? You have asked the identical question three times in the past day. You may be better off in Canada, but Canada would be better off if you stayed in Switzerland.
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Switzerland. There are more job opportunities in the EU. There is better public transportation. The health care system is better. Overall the EU is just more socially advanced than anywhere in North America, including Canada.
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I cannot tell you whether your quality of life in Canada will be better or worse. Life is really what you make it. If you are "bored" in Switzerland, which has great natural beauty, a good train and public transit system that can get you around the country and hooks you up with the rest of Europe, then you may find parts of Canada a very lonely place. Our cities are quite a ways apart, with only small towns and a lot of open wilderness between them. The train system from one city to the next is quite expensive and runs mainly on a "daily" schedule rather than an almost "hourly" schedule like most of Europe offers.I live over 40km from work, just outside Montreal. I have the opportunity to drive to work or take the train. Generally I choose to drive even with the terrible rush hour traffic. The reason is that to get in to the office for my 10AM start time, I must take an 8AM train because the one just after 9AM would get me in too late. My work day ends at 6PM, and if I am unable to get to the train station for the 6:20pm train, it means waiting until 7:25pm. So taking the train would mean leaving my house at 7:30am and getting home at 8:30pm...13hrs spent commuting and working is just not my cup of tea.The good thing is that if you were to get an apartment in any Canadian city other than perhaps Vancouver, it will be more affordable that what you are paying in Switzerland. Here in Canada, an apartment that you own is referred to as a condominium. You can get condos in Montreal close to downtown for under CAD$200,000. Jobs in Canada will vary on region, but they all offer different types of employment. Some will work like your job now...you are employed by contract which the company can decide not to renew. Some will be permanent hire. Some will start as a contract and then hire you permanently if they value your skills.For languages, in Canada your knowledge of both English and French will be very beneficial and will open more job opportunities for you. I don't know if you would be using your German too often here, but I guess it all depends on the international clientele of the company that hires you. Much like Switzerland, if you are looking for a job in the province of Quebec, your French will be much more in demand than the English. For the rest of the country (except perhaps New Brunswick) the English is mandatory and the French is an optional bonus.Take a look at the Canadian job opportunities here to get an idea of a region of Canada where your skills may be in demand:_http://www.jobbank.gc.ca/intro-eng.aspxAnd look at Canadian property costs here for that region:_http://www.realtor.ca/
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McNamurra, firstly, how many times do you need to ask the same type of question? How can we tell you what your quality of life will be in Canada, do you have a profession, if you do, your quality will be more comfortable than a bag filler at a supermarket.For $400K you can buy a nice two bedroom apartment here in Montreal, and still have money left over, or a small semidetached. But you don't mention your profession, and I am assuming you do speak French, that would be a requirement for Quebec..My friend, your going to find good and bad bosses everywhere, running from the problem is not a solution.
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not sure why everyone is bothered by the amount of times you have asked this question.. leave him alone people he just wants extra opinions! To answer your question: I live in Canada, specifically in Calgary which is out west. I have also traveled around canada, and let me tell you that it is a pretty diverse place to work. With your degree I would say Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, or Calgary are your best bets for job opportunities. There is a lot of money and opportunities out west I know that for sure, I am not 100% sure about the east though. As gorgeous and awesome that Vancouver is, I would stay away if your looking for a cheaper place to live... its way to expensive there, you have to give an arm and leg to own a place remotely close to downtown. Apartments are affordable in Montreal apparently, as well as Calgary (from what I know), and not sure about Toronto. I have never traveled to Switzerland so i cannot exactly compare, but I here its amazing! If you really like the alps mountains then come to calgary, we have the rockies which are definately comparable (I have heard that the rockies are better than the alps and vise versa from different people). Living in Canada is awesome, it is just as clean and friendly and opportunistic as Switzerland. But just like anywhere else in order to be happy; build relationships and do what you love! Good luck!
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