Hello, I know it has been asked several times in the past, but when I searched the entire forum, I could not find up to date info regarding comparison between CA and AU. I am a Materials Engineer from Turkey Istanbul. We (wife and 3 years old daughter) have granted our PR visas both from AU and CA few months ago. We have visited both countries to complete our soft landings and to explore them in order to decide where to move. I have been working as project & procurement engineer in several multinational projects, but I am about to lose my job here, and that would be perfect timing for me to look for new opportunities in a new country. Actually, it is not an easy decision since we liked both AU and CA in different ways. As far as we understood and learned from several sources like internet forums and some friends, both countries have pros and cons as below. AU (Brisbane, Sydney) ++We have a few good friends in AU ++The climate is moch more better ++Minimum wages and average wages are higher. ++You may have reasonable life standards by working in survival/casual jobs till finding a professional one with a better salary. --Engineering & engineering-related job ads are relatively far less than CA. --Economy is not good. Not much manufacturing, but mining, IT and service industry based. --It is way too far to Istanbul, also remote from the rest of the world --It is seem to be becoming politically harsh to the immigrants, laws and regulations are being considered to harden --The citizenship procedure takes minimum 4 years. Government is also trying to make it harder. CA (Toronto) ++It is much more easy (half price, half time) to travel from Istanbul. Not remote from the world. ++it is also close to USA for business opportunuties or touristic visits, etc. ++More engineering & engineering-related job ads are being published than AU ++Economy seems stronger, more diverse compared to AU. ++Politically more open & welcoming to immigrants. ++Citizenship can be obtained in 3 years. Just reduced from 4 years. --Climate is far worse than AU. Very harsh winters for us considering ourselves as Aegean. --We do not have any close friends there. --Minimum wages are lower than AU. --Casual & survival jobs may not be enough to survive for a family with kid. --Finding a professional job may be very difficult (heard that it can take 1 to 2 years!). As a result, we are now considering to move to AU, firstly for economical and secondly for climatic factors. However, taking this kind of decision for the future of our family is really very tough and stressfull. Therefore we would want to crosscheck our decision in different ways as much as possible. I am well aware that this is a Canada forum, but since we are all trying to be immigrants, you may had been through this "country choosing process", therefore your opinion would be very valuable for us. What do you think? Do you agree or disagree to our choice? Do you have any advice for us? Would you add anything or do you have any objection to the pros and cons list? We would really apreciate if you kindly share your comments. Thank you!