Eles amam o Quebec mas estão se mudando para o Oeste

Recentemente o jornal Global Mail fez esta reportagem e aconselho os futuros imigrantes que estão perto de vir para o Canadá ou que ainda estão pensando em vir que estudem bem sobre o local aonde desejam morar, principalmente sobre as oportunidades de trabalho. Infelizmente o que está acontecendo no momento é que a cada dia cresce mais o número de imigrantes que foram para o Quebec e depois de alguns meses acabam se mudando para Alberta, Saskatchewan ou Manitoba, inclusive tem acontecido com muitos brasileiros de virem para Calgary.

Alguns pontos importantes que achei na reportagem:

* They had neither jobs nor a place to live. But they were sure it was the right decision (Quebec).

* Quebec is “very beautiful, very clean,”...But they could not see a future, not one with gainful employment, anyway, and at least seven other couples they know have come to the same conclusion.

* Statistics Canada figures for the first 11 months of this year show that Quebec has by far the country’s highest unemployment rate for immigrants, at 11.5 per cent. It also has a higher unemployment gap between immigrants and non-immigrants than any other province.

* In those five years, Quebec has lost more than 40,000 residents through interprovincial migration

* By last year, more than 62,000 newcomers who arrived between 2000 and 2009 had gone

* The more educated immigrants were, the likelier they were to pack up.

* We have better chances out west

* “I have some friends [in Montreal] who are writing their theses,” she says. “They are almost at the end of their education. And they told us they plan to come to Calgary.”

Sem dúvida seria muito bom se a econômia atual estivesse bem em qualquer lugar e que os imigrantes conseguissem um trabalho descente independente de onde eles escolhessem morar, mas este não é cenário atual no Canadá.

A economia está crescendo mas a passos bem lentos e a tendencia é que permaneça assim por muito tempo. Quem sabe em alguns anos este cenário mude e oportunidades voltem a apareçer em qualquer lugar do país.

Reportagem: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/new-canadians-love-quebec-but-theyre-leaving-it/article6673482/?page=all

Canada census shows people moving west: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2012/02/08/census-2011-main.html

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18. Calgary has been rated the 5th best city to live in the world 3 years in a row by the Economist Magazine.

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Fonte: http://bestcalgaryhomes.com/many-reasons-to-relocate-to-calgary

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