From the past few years, many young people want to go abroad for different purposes like education, job, etc. Dubai and Canada are becoming the center of attractions these days. So, the question arises which place is better to visit. To know the answer let’s discuss some factors:
1. Making Money and Cost of Living
There is more average salary in Dubai than that of Canada. Also, there are heavy taxes on income as well as on every goods or service you buy in Canada. So, if making money is your motive then Dubai is the best place to visit. Also the cost of living in Dubai as well as Canada’s major cities like Toronto is almost the same and high. For instance, house rent in both places is almost the same.
2. Geographical Location
The geographical location of Dubai is making it an ideal place to visit for Indian as it is close to India and has short and cheap flights while Canada is far from India and has long and expensive flights. For instance, it takes a minimum of 20 hours to reach India from Canada, even if the direct flight is taken. For Indians, living in Dubai gives the sense that they are living in a developed country near to their country.
Dubai provides many job opportunities in the field of Sales and marketing. The job market is quite unstable and job losses are common. Since your visa is sponsored by your employer, you can hardly change the job or take a part-time gig along with your regular job. Canada offers many job opportunities in almost every field, even in IT. The job market in Canada is quite stable and if you are a permanent residence, you can do many things at a time to earn extra.
4. Income and Benefits
In Dubai, the average salary is more as compared to Canada. Also, there are no taxes so you can fully utilize your salary. But there expenses like visa renewal expenses, car renewal expenses, road tolls, and traffic fines, etc that become a significant amount per year and there are almost no government benefits. On the other hand, in Canada, you pay many taxes but can avail of several benefits like publicly funded health care and education, employment insurance, childcare benefits, etc.
5. Ease of Settlement
To get settled in Dubai is much easier as it is an Asian country and you will find the home-like environment that helps you to become the part of society with no time but as time passes things get harder. While in Canada, the initial few years are hardest to get settle but with the time you easily get involved with society.
In Dubai, most people have to live in small rented apartments, as the personal house is very expensive. Even those who can afford independent apartments prefer to live in rented apartments because of the fear of leaving the country anytime. Also in Canada’s major cities, the price of the property is very high but having a property is still within reach. Even many new migrants can purchase their own independent house, within a few years of moving here.
Life in Dubai is quite comfortable as you can get cheap house help; small grocery shops provide the home delivery facility, etc. While Canada is the opposite in this regard as you have to come out of your comfort zone. Here you have to do all your household work alone as house help is very costly and you have to personally go to grocery shops to buy products. But still, Canada is the better place to live as it provides clean air to breathe, a good atmosphere, less traffic and fresh.
In Dubai, your visa is tied to your job i.e. if you don’t have the job, you have to leave the country within 30 days. Also, you have to renew your visa after a certain time, no matter how long you lived in the country. E.g. if you live in Dubai for 20 years even then you have to renew your visa. Also, if your child is born there, even then he will not get any privileges and he also has to come back. That means, in Dubai, you can never become permanent. On the other hand, In Canada, you can apply for permanent residence (PR) after a certain time depending upon your type of visa. You can also enjoy can the benefits.
In Dubai, higher education is very expensive but not up to the standards. But Canada has the world’s best universities that give high-quality education, that’s why parents prefer to send their ward abroad for higher studies.
10. Tourism and Tourist Places
Dubai attracts many tourists as there are many beautiful places to visit. Dubai’s entire economy depends on tourism. In Dubai, many tourist attractions are man-made i.e. artificial, that are priced very high. On another side, Canada has a natural beauty that attracts tourist and it is very cheaper, even free in some cases but Canada is a very big country, so you have to travel a lot to visit your desired place.
Dubai is a great place for those who grab the right opportunities according to their skill sets and knowledge and if you are fast-paced then you would have a decent amount of money to kick start your venture in no time. While for those who want to settle in one place with their families and led a simple and steady life, Canada is the best place for you.
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