Living and Working in Canada

Living and Working in Canada – The Canadian Experience

Canadian experience

Canada is a prosperous progressive country. The people are highly educated and the standard of living is one of the best in the developed countries of the world. The standard of care in the Canadian medical system is also very high. The Canadian experience is one that has a good reputation throughout the world. If you are planning to move to Canada to find work and become a permanent resident, it is a good idea to know a bit about the country and how the people live so that your transition will be smooth.


Canada has a Westminster style of parliamentary democracy. Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom is the Canadian Monarch and Queen of Canada. She is the head of the government and is considered the unifying factor of the Canadian government that includes executive, legislative and judicial branches. The three branches of government are also called the Queen-in-Council (the executive branch), the Queen-in-Parliament (the legislative branch), and the Queen on the Bench (the judicial branch).

canadian experience healthcareThe Constitution Act of 1867 set the government up as a constitutional monarchy. The Queen is the head of government, but the various ministries act actually run the country. The laws governing Canada are outlined in their constitution and the Governor General, appointed by the Queen, has the duty of standing in for the Queen and overseeing the government. The actual participation in the day to day governing of the country by the Queen is fairly limited and instead falls upon the Governor General, the Prime Minister who is elected by the people, and the three branches of the Canadian government.

The Governor General appoints the members of the upper house of parliament and the lower house members are elected by the people. The parliament sits in Ontario, the nation’s capital. The judicial branch is very similar to that of the United States. Nine members are appointed by the Governor General and are overseen by the Chief Justice.

Paying tax if I live in Canada...

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I'll very probably have to move to Canada some time this year. I'll be actually living there, instead of just visiting, while working for an US firm located in the US. But I have some mutual funds investments and a banking account here in the US. I'm wondering if that will make any differences in the taxes I pay for investent dividends / capital gains / banking interest, and any other incomes in the US if any? Do I have to pay more taxes on those things if living in Canada or do I pay the same amount of taxes on them as if I live in the US? Thank you.

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International Experience Canada allows young people from 32 countries with relevant bilateral treaties with Canada to spend a year living and working in Canada (the minimum age is 18 and the maximum age is 30 for some countries and 35 for others).

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(b) Help the Sri Lankan authorities to identify the many LTTE caders who are in lists of missing and dead in Sri Lanka, but who are actually living and working in Canada, so that the data bases of who are alleged to be missing could be accurately updated.

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