Canada has been a dream destination of almost every Filipino migrant workers. Even OFWs in the Middle East and other parts of the world has a hidden if not obvious desire to go, work, live and eventually take their families with them.
2016 Census in Canada revealed that Filipinos reached 837,130 and counting.
What do Filipinos love about Canada?
We found ten reasons and now sharing it to you.
The reasons, in no particular order, are :
You can instantly feel at home.
With the large population of Filipinos in Canada, you can see “kabayans” almost in every corner making you feel at home. Same familiar joyful smiles in an unfamiliar territory giving you a sense of belonging.
The diversity of different cultures.
With hundreds of different ethnic origin, you will be amazed of the diversity of different people living in harmony with each other regardless of race. What a great sight to behold children of different nationalities playing along with each other.
With the advancement and technology and the emergence of different types of machinery polluting the air we breathe, Canada still manage to keep their air safe and clean through the strict implementation of the Canada’s Clean Air Act regulating indoor and outdoor pollutants, sets mandatory fuel consumption standards and expanding authorities under the Energy Efficiency Act to allow the government to set energy efficiency standards and labeling requirements for a wider range of consumer and commercial products.
Drinkable tap water.
In the Philippines, buying drinking water from the water purifying stations is a norm. Even the water supply from the government water service is not safe to drink. Waterborne diseases are real and we cannot compromise our safety. In Canada, you can drink water right from the tap and it is considered healthier than bottled water.
Health Canada and the provinces and territories regulate tap water. The Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality has defined every maximum level of potentially harmful substances that are allowed in drinking water. Municipalities constantly test their water sources to make sure they are compliant with the safety requirements.
The City of Ottawa conducts more than 125,000 water quality tests yearly. Toronto tests water samples every four to six hours and checks for more than 300 potential chemical contaminants.
No more bad Filipino habits.
Tired of pungent smell of urine in hidden corners of the street?
Or people making funny remarks on bald or fat people?
These traits which is common to Filipinos no longer exist even with “Pinoys” living in Canada.
If you think you wouldn’t enjoy the beaches in Canada, you need to think again. Canada has great beaches you would come to enjoy during the summer.
You’ll never miss Filipino foods.
Craving for Filipino foods is a thing of the past for Filipinos in Canada. in fact, there are hundreds of Filipino stores and restaurants where you can enjoy the food suited to your native palate.
In Canada, you wouldn’t need an air conditioning unit because it is cold almost all the time except, of course, during summer which occurs from June to August. However, humid days still become cold in the evening.
Free health care.
Canada is considered to be one of the best providers of health needs in the world. Medical care is free, and it covers almost everything other than prescription drugs, glasses, and dental care.
Canadians respect Filipino diligence and hard work.
Last but definitely not the least, Filipinos in Canada enjoy the respect and high regard for their diligence and hard work from Canadian people as well as other nationalities. I believe that above all the benefits and perks of living in Canada, being at peacemaking a living and earning for your family back home at an environment showing mutual respect and harmony could be the best reason why you would love to stay in any country.