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Canada is #1 Choice for Expat Parents

Submitted by on October 15, 2012 – 8:27 amNo Comment

Boy playing soccerWant to raise your kids abroad? Here’s a new rea­son to con­sid­er liv­ing in Canada.

In the 2012 HSBC Expat Explorer sur­vey, Canada was the top choice among expat par­ents.

The coun­try scored par­tic­u­lar­ly well for its active, out­door lifestyle, which ben­e­fits both chil­dren and their par­ents.

Among expat par­ents liv­ing in Canada:

40% said that their kids spend more time out­doors than they did in their home coun­tries.

45% report­ed that their chil­dren spend more time play­ing sports.

25% of par­ents them­selves lead a more active lifestyle in Canada than they did in their for­mer coun­tries.

Canada also scored well for its excel­lent health­care, high lev­els of per­son­al secu­ri­ty, and gen­er­al­ly health­i­er diet.

Expat kids in Canada ben­e­fit from bet­ter inte­gra­tion into the com­mu­ni­ty, too. Among those sur­veyed, 62% of expats in Canada said that it was a friend­ly coun­try, and 70% said that they felt well-inte­grat­ed into their new Canadian com­mu­ni­ties.

Another recent study report­ed that immi­grant stu­dents in Canada are even more suc­cess­ful in school than stu­dents who are native-​​born. Canadian immi­grant stu­dents do par­tic­u­lar­ly well in math and sci­ence and are more like­ly to go on to post-sec­ondary edu­ca­tion.

Got kids? Come to Canada!

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