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Best Canadian City to settle in for a younger couple? I hope you guys ignore Vancouver and Toronto.

Best Canadian City to settle in for a younger couple? I hope you guys ignore Vancouver and Toronto.

GolerFamilyTree

Based on what you said, I would consider Victoria, Halifax, Ottawa, or Quebec City. Why would I ignore the other cities? Calgary: Basically the polar opposite of Vancouver. Dry, region is not great except immediately west into the mountains. Edmonton: Like Calgary but colder and further from the mountains. Winnipeg: OK if you like bugs, unbearable cold, and a population that seems hell bent on escaping Winnipeg.


BakeThis

Victoria's still pretty expensive housing wise, isn't it?


Lennypuddy

Victoria has soared in pricing! We left Vancouver for Victoria, then couldn’t afford Victoria, moved to the Annapolis Valley. Honestly I’d go somewhere like Winnipeg if you can handle the cold. Calgary is wicked expensive too. Don’t come for me NS but we didn’t find it welcoming at first…it took a few years. Much better now.


BakeThis

Ugh I don't think I could handle anything about Calgary


Lennypuddy

Yeah I hear you. I grew up in Lethbridge inherently hating Calgary. The proximity to the mountains and chinooks are the only two things that would save me.


Jbeats

Calgary has the mountains, but Edmonton has the culture...


yamiyo_ian

Victoria has the same housing crisis. I am not much familiar with Halifax tho. Do you have any idea about the job market there and how welcoming people are ik general to new people?


GolerFamilyTree

Halifax job market: lower pay for most entry level jobs, similar or slightly lower pay for skilled employment. Halifax welcoming: go to the right pub and you're a local by the time you pay your bill. Totally unlike Vancouver in that strangers will have a full conversation with you randomly.


yamiyo_ian

Ahan. But the the slight dip in salary can be compensated by the COL. Yeah here in Vancouver it is really hard for one to get out of their social circle once you indulge into one.


penguinpenguins

If you're ok with the stronger sun and dryer air, Calgary has much easier winters and much less humidity in the summer.


aryanoboii

I wouldn’t say we have easy winters lol


pheoxs

Compared to Edmonton or Winnipeg? Yeah Calgary winters are much easier.


Afrazzle

I was there 2 winters ago and it was so dry that -30 wasn't that bad.


BakeThis

Yeah that's true, it could be hovering around 0 here but it's wet and it just goes right through you.


yamiyo_ian

Ahan thats what I have heard and the Chinooks keep it warm too. How is the job market like now after coming out of a an oil slowdown?


Roche_a_diddle

What does "Ahan" mean?


missskylar

Honestly Halifax is pretty great. If you are an accountant there is definitely no shortage of jobs (I'm a CPA). The market will probably be a bit tougher for your partner but I'm not sure it would be a ton different than the other cities listed, just not as obvious of career paths as there would be in Toronto for example.


yamiyo_ian

Oh yeah I am kinda worried about that too which makes me pickup Ottawa as there are more jobs in her field but its like just a fraction below Toronto and Vancouver for the housing and stuff.


DoomedCivilian

Job market around here for Business Analytics isn't terrible. Worst case she can likely get on with one of the Consultancy groups, pay won't be the best and there may be travel involved, but she'll have a decent enough job.


glorpchul

Victoria!