Indians population in Canada with cities:
Toronto -Ontario – 572,250
Vancouver – British Columbia – 217,820
Montréal – Quebec – 45,640
Calgary – Alberta – 66,640
Over 25 per cent of those living in Calgary were born outside Canada, so the city is very diverse.
In recent years, Canadians from other provinces have migrated in large numbers because of the strong economic climate in the city.
Calgary is also the first choice of “second movers”. These are people who immigrated to Canada, settled, and decided to relocate again.
Calgary is also becoming ethnically diverse with a population that is made up of many immigrants from outside Canada, predominantly Chinese, Southeast Asian, Filipino and Latin American. Around a quarter of the population is of a visible minority.
Given that many Calgarians are not from Calgary, the ones that are will always make a point to mention it — “born and raised here!”
This booming city has a lot of wealth, but living costs are lower than in its coastal neighbor Vancouver.
This is due in part to Alberta having no sales tax and a lower price of gasoline and natural gas. The cost of living in Calgary in Canada is high relative to smaller towns around Alberta, but quite reasonable compared with most Canadian cities.
Petrol (“gas”), for example, is cheaper in Calgary than anywhere else in the country.
Calgary has continued to prosper throughout the recent global economic downturn. This in turn has attracted more interest in Calgary as a place to live and work. The competition for housing has eased since the boom of 2007, but the housing market remains relatively tight. Renting a standard two-bedroom condo in the downtown area would cost $1,200 to $1,800 per month.
Calgary, like many Canadian cities, has a good public transport system. The system features light rail transit (the C-Train), regular and low-floor buses, and community shuttles. There is also a shared ride, door-to-door transportation service for those with disabilities living in Calgary. Calgary Transit bus routes cover most of Calgary’s main roads.
The C-Train is reliable and crosses the city from some of the suburbs into downtown Calgary. You can view the C-Train’s Stations and routes here. The C-Train is powered by electricity generated on windfarms.
Within downtown, you can travel free on the C-Train.
Outside downtown, there are free park-and-ride car parks featuring free plug-in block heaters for C-Train and bus users. These heaters are needed in cold weather to keep car engines warm so they can start
The C-Train stations aren’t enclosed, which makes for some very chilly waits in winter. Trains come pretty frequently during peak times, however.
One thing to note – Calgary’s transport system is mediocre compared with Toronto or Vancouver. Having a car is very advantageous in Calgary. The C-Train is definitely a very good resource for newcomers, but with colder temperatures it’s not always convenient.
Calgary Positives & Negatives
Positives of Living in Calgary in Canada
- Low taxes. Taxes in Canada include both a Provincial Sales Tax (PST) and a general Goods and Service Tax (GST). Alberta residents benefit from a rich Province and pay no PST. GST is charged at 5 per cent.
- Low unemployment.
- Salaries in Calgary are typically above the Canadian average.
- It’s clean and beautiful. with a modern, attractive downtown, a good-sized meandering river, and the Rocky Mountain backdrop.
- The Rockies are easily accessible by car from Calgary, with world class skiing in the winter and incredible vistas in the summer.
- Clean air.
- One of the sunniest climates in Canada and low rainfall.
- Chinook winds bringing mild days in winter.
- Fantastic winter sports and Canada Olympic Park.
- Friendly people.
- It’s easy to “get away from it all” into a huge province with a small population.
- Calgary has frequently been ranked as one of the top ten cities in the world to live.
- Recreational opportunities abound.
Negatives of living in Calgary
- The long, cold winter, though Chinook winds can bring warm spells for a day or two and occasionally longer.
- The rapid thaw and slush when the warm Chinook wind blows in winter. Roads get messy.
- The short summer. Calgary’s summers can be considered short, with only two months (July and August) of hot weather, though September and October are often generally warm and pleasant.
- Canada in general, and Western Canada in particular, is relatively young and does not have the centuries of history and civilization of European countries. However, some may regard this as a positive.
- Housing is expensive compared with most other Canadian cities, which nudges the cost of living in Calgary upwards.
economically, toronto.,Vancouver,Edmonton,Calgary are some good choices….
If you like inexpensive cities then go for Hamilton or Kitchener……
If you like beaches, Vancouver is best…
If you want to take feel of new york( in terms of large number of high rise buildings…, then Toronto is good….
For mountains, Alberta is good.
If you like students cities then Montreal is good….
So it’s totally depends upon likes or dislikes of any individual..