Canada is a prosperous country located in North America. It is the world’s second largest country in the world covering 9.98 million square kilometers. Canada’s capital city is Ottawa and the three largest metropolitan areas include Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal.
Freedom in Canada:
The large scale immigration from many other countries has made Canada one of the world’s most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations. Canada has one of the highest ranking in the world in international measurements of government transparency, civil liberties, quality of life, economic freedom, and education. Canada is now counted among the most liberal and tolerant societies in the western world by promoting all kinds of people from different countries, cultures, religious/ethnic backgrounds and sexual orientation.
Canada has the tenth-largest economy, fifteenth-highest nominal per capita income globally and tenth-highest ranking in the Human Development Index.
Canada as welfare state:
Canada is a welfare state with multi-billion dollar government programs that provide money and services to canadians who are in need, this includes homelessness, poverty, health issues, immigration, unemployment, aging, disabilities and needs of children, women, homosexuals and transgenders. These programs are funded and delivered by the federal, provincial and municipal governments.
Taxes in Canada range from 15% to 29% depending on the annual salary of the employee.
Cost of living:
According to www.expatistan.com :
- Cost of living in Montreal is 27% cheaper than Tokyo.
- Cost of living in Vancouver is 9% cheaper than Tokyo.
- Cost of living in Toronto is 7% cheaper than Tokyo.