Canada is #1 Choice for Expat Parents
Want 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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