Why I chose to move to Canada

December 10, 2020

By CIC News |

Canada is imperfect, but it’s also the place to be.

“But isn’t it really cold?”

That’s what many of my friends and family ask me when they learn that I’ve moved to Canada. And yes, Canadian winters are really, really cold— more than you can imagine.

But, the cold is not even the only thing to complain about.

The taxes are too high. Before moving to Canada I lived in Kuwait, a taxless country, so it took some getting used to. Before I was employed, I had to figure out what my disposable income would be after taxes. Whenever I was at a store, I had to calculate how much I would actually be paying for a particular item. The price displayed in stores does not include sales tax. I had to learn about provincial and federal tax, refundable and non-refundable tax credits as well as other lingo that I was completely ignorant about.

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