I’m Moving To Canada! Read On To Find Out Why!

I get asked this question a lot. Here are my reasons why:

I Am A Third Culture Kid (or TCK):

What is a Third Culture Kid? Sociologist Ruth Useem developed the term to mean “a child who grows up in a culture different from the one in which his or her parents grew up.” So what’s my TCK story? I have lived in four countries, so far. I was born a US citizen in Switzerland, but my parents were dividing life between there and France. My childhood in the USA was spent in three different states during an eight-year period. I grew up in England and obtained dual UK nationality. I repatriated to the US seven years ago, intending to stay permanently. So, I have itchy feet! Plus, the election results in 2016 were an utter disaster! Trump and his ilk go against everything I stand for as a TCK! At least I can rely on my experience of moving to other countries to help me in the process.

Good Quality of Life in Canada:

Growing up, I learned what qualities make a country good to live in. Canada has consistently scored high in quality of life, happiness and health in international rankings. It’s further ahead on those rankings than other countries I have lived in, with the exception of Switzerland. I guess I will find out soon why that’s the case!

I Want A Better Life:

The main reason why people move to another country is to achieve a better life for themselves and their family. Deciding to move to a new country takes a lot of honest self-reflection. At first, I did not want to move to another country. I know the challenges and stressors that can happen during the process of immigration. I had hoped that the US would recover from the disastrous 2016 election results and I wished to be a part of the process. Then, I saw the shock waves of the disastrous election are being felt most strongly during the COVID-19 pandemic. This has led to more disastrous consequences. I cannot see myself having any sort of future in the US anymore. The more I learned about Canada, the more convinced I am of moving there. I shall continue my reasons for wanting to move to Canada in future posts.

More About Me:

Here’s some more about me. I recently graduated from college/university as an Economics and Data Science major. I am moving to Canada on the International Experience Canada (IEC) visa through InterExchange. Any students or graduates out there who wish to learn more about this visa? Please leave a comment and I will direct you to the right places!

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Author: winteroseca

I'm a Third Culture Kid who has lived in four different countries before and recently moved to Canada. Follow my blog about my life in Canada, plus expat life hacks and more!

7 thoughts on “I’m Moving To Canada! Read On To Find Out Why!”

  1. Looks like a world of experiences. I agree with you on your reason to leave the U.S. Unfortunately, even with #45 gone, the mood and mentality persists. For “the best democracy in the free world”, it seems to have a lot of loopholes to doing the right thing. Not that our leaders are any great prize. Stay well and keep on posting. Allan

  2. Where in Canada? I’m Australian but have lived in Canada for 36 years so I’m really Canadian now, though I have dual citizenship and I’ll always be an Aussie. It’s a really good country. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it here. Good luck with the move.
    Alison

    1. Right now I’m moving to Calgary because I have friends there. Maybe my job with the IEC visa will take me somewhere else! And thank you! I can’t wait! 😊

  3. This puts things in perspective. It’s interesting to know that there’s an exchange system. Presumably you can change your mind if it doesn’t work out?

    1. Of course I can change my mind! I have a good feeling about it and I know there will be challenges, but I say bring it on! Stay tuned for updates and thank you for being my first commentor (if that’s a word)! 😊🇨🇦

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