The Canadian Dream

The New York Times once speculated that “the American Dream has swapped citizenship, for now, it is more likely to be found in Canada”.
The NYT has a strong point, or rather - several points. The Canadians seemingly enjoy a significantly higher standard of living and a better lifestyle than people in the U.S. According to data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Canadians live longer and work on average 4.6 % less hours than their southern neighbors.

Many people are now looking to build a new, happier life in Canada. So how good life really is in the land of a maple leaf?

 

Life in Canada
Canadian tourists are often seen wearing their national flag when traveling. They are proud of their “land of plenty” and of what they, as a nation, have produced and accomplished. Canada performs very well in many measures of well-being relative to most other countries in the Better Life Index. The second largest country in the world ranks above the average in housing, subjective well-being, personal security, health status, income and wealth, social connections, environmental quality, jobs and earnings, education and skills, work-life balance and civic engagement.

 

 

Wealth

 

Money cannot buy happiness, but it’s an important means of achieving a higher standard of living. Although there is a considerable gap between the richest and the poorest in Canada, the average household net-adjusted disposable income per capita is $ 30 474 a year when the OECD average is USD 29 016 a year.

 

Employment

 

Over 72% of people aged 15 to 64 in Canada have a paid job, higher than the OECD employment average of 66%. Only 4% of employees in Canada work long hours, compared to the OECD average of 13%.

Education

 

Canada is a top-performing country in terms of the educational system. 90% of adults aged 25-64 have completed upper secondary education, well above the OECD average of 76%. Compared to many countries, the cost of higher education in Canada is very affordable.

 
Health

 

Healthcare system in Canada is publicly funded and mostly free at the point of use, meaning that health insurance plans provide coverage to all Canadian citizens. Under the health care system, citizens are provided preventative care and medical treatments from primary care physicians, as well as access to hospitals, dental surgery, and additional medical services. With a few exceptions, all citizens qualify for health coverage regardless of medical history, personal income, or standard of living.

Conclusions

 

In general, Canadians are very satisfied with their lives. When asked to rate their general satisfaction with life on a scale from 0 to 10, Canadians gave a 7.4 grade, higher than the OECD average of 6.5. Free healthcare, affordable education and plenty of employment opportunities attract people from all over the world who pursue their dreams.

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