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Why Move to Victoria ? It’s the Imagination Economy, Stupid
June 6, 2013 – 9:32 am | Comments Off on Why Move to Victoria ? It’s the Imagination Economy, Stupid
Why Move to Victoria ? It’s the Imagination Economy, Stupid

Bri­tish Colum­bia’s capi­tal city of Vic­to­ria used to be dub­bed a des­ti­na­tion for the « new­ly wed and near­ly dead. » Yes, it was – and still is – popu­lar among both new­ly­weds and reti­rees, but with …

Considering Immigration to Canada ? Here are the Best Places for New Immigrants to Live
May 12, 2013 – 12:26 pm | Comments Off on Considering Immigration to Canada ? Here are the Best Places for New Immigrants to Live
Considering Immigration to Canada ? Here are the Best Places for New Immigrants to Live

We recent­ly repor­ted on the Money­sense annual ran­king of Best Places to Live in Cana­da. As part of this year’s sur­vey, the publi­ca­tion also ran­ked Cana­da’s Best Places for New Immi­grants.

Six of the top …

Best Places to Live : Canada’s Top 10 Cities (2013)
May 8, 2013 – 3:21 pm | Comments Off on Best Places to Live : Canada’s Top 10 Cities (2013)
Best Places to Live : Canada’s Top 10 Cities (2013)

Eve­ry year, Money­sense rates Cana­da’s Best Places to Live, wei­ghing fac­tors as diverse as wea­ther, incomes and taxes, job pros­pects, access to health care, home affor­da­bi­li­ty, crime rates, and ove­rall life­style, inclu­ding the per­cen­tage of …

Top 10 Places to Retire in Canada (2013)
April 15, 2013 – 10:20 am | Comments Off on Top 10 Places to Retire in Canada (2013)
Top 10 Places to Retire in Canada (2013)

When you’re thin­king about where to retire, are you thin­king about Canada ?

Cana­da may not come to mind as rea­di­ly as, say, Mexi­co, Cos­ta Rica, or the south of France, but plen­ty of people do

The 10 Cheapest Cities to Buy a Home in Canada
December 6, 2012 – 8:02 am | Comments Off on The 10 Cheapest Cities to Buy a Home in Canada
The 10 Cheapest Cities to Buy a Home in Canada

If you want to buy a four-bedroom, two-bathroom house, the chea­pest city in Cana­da is Wind­sor, Onta­rio, where your « dream home » will cost an ave­rage of $170,991.

But if you’d rather set­tle in Van­cou­ver, …