This question if for those people who have landed there:
Do you see the same difference of financial wellness in Alberta with PR Holders versus Naturalized Canadians (In other words, PR Holders who got Citizenship after 3-4 years) as here in US of H1B Slave versus Green Card Holder? Is this true that a PR holder is pretty much like a H1B in USA the only difference is that H1B slave works for one sponsoring employer but PR holder can work for various McDonalds, Tim hortons in Alberta?
Please Put some perspective on these three equations of financial wellness in Alberta:
Canadian PR Visa holder = US H1B Visa Holder
Canadian Naturalized Citizen Alias Brown Citizen Alias Non-born Citizen Alias Non-Native born citizen = US Green Card Holder
Nothing is even Comparable = United States Citizenship and its benefits
I understand that you recently landed there and may not have time to observe these things but if any other source of information such as relative, friends etc even those will be helpful. This is important to understand that does Canadian PR really brings same level of prosperity in life as US green card may bring or it is just a plastic card which is handed to immigrant but mostly oppotunities are kept locked for Citizens so depite being gaining PR status in Alberta, your life style will be same as here on H1B. All comments are welcome.
H1B = Slave in USA, some will have medical insurance some don't (I don;t have any medical insurance for 9 years waiting for my green card )
PR = Citizen They have the same benefits and opportunities, the only difference is PR can't vote. Also the more you have on salary (when you start reaching the $100,000 CAD) the more your benefits go down and I'm talking here NOT the medical ones those ones never changes, I mean the extra ones, like the Federal Child Tax Benefit, The Alberta Child Benefit, the program from kids under 6 for FREE glasses, dental and medicines, discounts to all the activities like figure ice-skating, hockey, swimming, dancing, etc. Here they want you to have all kind of activities, people here are more healthy than in the US, I barely see any fat people here.
So monetary wellness is not everything, the way of thinking is the opposite to the US.
Last.- Since I put my feet in this land I'm not regret that decision at all, even now that I'm still looking for a job.