According to the NatWest International Personal Banking Quality of Life Index, Canada gained tops marks as the country which has the best quality of life experience. According this year's index statistics, it is estimated that around nine in ten British expats (88%) felt their quality of life had improved since making the move to Canada. In addition to this honour, Canada was also voted top in ‘The Well Being Index'. This category was made up of six factors, state of health, degree of prosperity, sense of belonging and acceptance, life satisfaction, sense of achievement and overall happiness. Everything from the standard of living, work/life balance, equality, equal opportunities, economy, financial security and the culture are all said to be attributed to their number one title.
Not only has Canada got beautiful scenery, friendly locals and maple syrup but is the birth place of celebrities such as Pamela Anderson, Avril Lavigne, Cobie Smulders and Justin Beiber to name a few. It also has an excellent publicly funded health care system. This is an attractive prospect for British expats who are used to the National Health System provided within the United Kingdom.
Expats from the United Kingdom who have moved to Canada, New Zealand and Australia are said not to have been affected by the current economic climate. While those who have made the move to places within the European Union such as Spain, Portugal and France have certainly felt the pinch. They are finding that their savings aren't going quite as far, having to economise their yearly expenditure. Although the pound does seem to be stabilising, strengthening against the euro.
Canada is quickly becoming known as a melting pot of culture. A mix of various talents, from artists, actors, singers amongst other performers are emerging from all parts of the country. This has helped it gain a reputation as being a laid back and up-and-coming alternative to America.
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