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Mar 5, 2012

I can tell you that Canada sucks without clicking the link...impressive huh?

Mar 5, 2012
Rupert Pupkin:

I can tell you that Canada sucks without clicking the link...impressive huh?

Canada's not a bad place to live, especially Toronto and Vancouver. But, yeah, in comparison to the US it sucks. Then again, pretty much every country sucks compared to the US. Sure, some are nicer to visit (ex: France, Australia), but I would never consider living there.

Mar 5, 2012

Ya, I've been to Canada a few times growing up for hockey camps. It was nice for a month at a time, but that's about it.

Mar 5, 2012

U jelly?

Mar 5, 2012
manbearpig:

U jelly?

I think he is... awful lot of comments about it if we suck so much... fear the leaf

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Mar 5, 2012
ConanDBull:
manbearpig:

U jelly?

I think he is... awful lot of comments about it if we suck so much... fear the leaf

Just realized that both of you have a bull (sort of) as your avatar. Go bullish on Canada?

Mar 5, 2012

I'm Canadian and even I agree that its not a great place to live. At least the money is good, even the BB offices here have found a way around thier crap bonuses.

Mar 5, 2012

Toronto is a cesspool of culture. And yes, I'm Canadian.

Mar 5, 2012

Might be worth linking to the article itself: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/...

Mar 5, 2012
dudguy:

Might be worth linking to the article itself: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/...

shmech i thought the infographic was really cool... and it says "back to article" at the top

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Mar 5, 2012

South Park animators need to step up their game.

Mar 5, 2012
Macro Arbitrage:

South Park animators need to step up their game.

Which book / article / whatever is the quote from your signature from? That's some good work right there. Thanks.

Mar 5, 2012
kalga:

I'm Canadian and even I agree that its not a great place to live. At least the money is good, even the BB offices here have found a way around thier crap bonuses.

Very few Canadians will side with you on this... Canada is consistently rated as one of the best places to live in the world.

As for the BB comment... you don't know what you're talking about.

Mar 5, 2012
energy-trader:
kalga:

I'm Canadian and even I agree that its not a great place to live. At least the money is good, even the BB offices here have found a way around thier crap bonuses.

Very few Canadians will side with you on this... Canada is consistently rated as one of the best places to live in the world.

As for the BB comment... you don't know what you're talking about.

Guess you just weren't good enough to get any 1st year analyst offers with salaries just shy of 6 figures (not including sign on/relocation/etc). No need to feel bad bro.

Mar 5, 2012

I guess I'm one of the few Americans who doesn't hate Canada (no homo). At a minimum, people are nicer and the women are less fat than in the US (and have cute accents). I would guess the quality of life in Canada might be better than what we are used to.

Mar 5, 2012
Ravenous:

I guess I'm one of the few Americans who doesn't hate Canada (no homo). At a minimum, people are nicer and the women are less fat than in the US (and have cute accents). I would guess the quality of life in Canada might be better than what we are used to.

oh don't be fooled we got some huge bitches up here

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Mar 5, 2012
Ravenous:

At a minimum, people are nicer and the women are less fat than in the US.

Neither stereotype about Canadians is even close to accurate.

America is bigger and thus more diverse, but I still found Americans to be more consistently friendly and welcoming. Canadians, and especially those in Toronto, can often be incredibly snobby. The existence of widespread gang and fob culture among teens and 20-somethings in Canadian society doesn't help either.

As for the women, I'm not sure. But I've found Americans in general, in the NE and WC (two of the places I'm most familiar with) to be FAR more attractive.

Also, Americans are far less ignorant too. Another stereotype that's so wrong.

Last year I was one of those Canadians who believed all of those inaccurate stereotypes. But a year of school in the states, and a lot of travel there has convinced me that there really is no better and greater country than the United States. I may be a Canadian citizen but I definitely feel more at home in the US.

Mar 5, 2012
seedy underbelly:
Ravenous:

At a minimum, people are nicer and the women are less fat than in the US.

Neither stereotype about Canadians is even close to accurate.

America is bigger and thus more diverse, but I still found Americans to be more consistently friendly and welcoming. Canadians, and especially those in Toronto, can often be incredibly snobby. The existence of widespread gang and fob culture among teens and 20-somethings in Canadian society doesn't help either.

As for the women, I'm not sure. But I've found Americans in general, in the NE and WC (two of the places I'm most familiar with) to be FAR more attractive.

Also, Americans are far less ignorant too. Another stereotype that's so wrong.

Last year I was one of those Canadians who believed all of those inaccurate stereotypes. But a year of school in the states, and a lot of travel there has convinced me that there really is no better and greater country than the United States. I may be a Canadian citizen but I definitely feel more at home in the US.

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Mar 5, 2012

Okay, I've never been to Toronto. But Vancouver BC and Victoria are delightfully not fat and the people seem really nice every time I have been up there. I would live in Vancouver in a second.

Can't agree with the fatties though. We got mad fatties in the US. Back up the fuckin truck (assuming you have a double extra strong suspension system). We need to enforce some basic standards of beauty in this country, it's way over the line at this point. Fattest country on the planet.

Mar 5, 2012

Girls in Vancouver are ridiculously hot. Maybe my standards are lower than people on here but after California, Texas, and Florida, I think Van might have the hottest girls in North America.

Mar 5, 2012

^^^ LOL at that comment.

I live in Canada and I can guarantee there are far more attractive women in the southern states/Cali.

Mar 5, 2012

What the hell is a "Canada"???

Mar 5, 2012

I spent some time in Canada and honestly (1) there was beer EVERYWHERE (2) there were hockey games EVERYWHERE (3) Roads didn't get plowed, they just drove over the snow (4) there were good looking people EVERYWHERE. No joke, 40 year old mothers with three kids were as hot as 20 year old college students. I don't know if it's the cold air or the health system, but the people just seemed incredibly healthy compared to the US.

And this coming from an American who likes America.

Mar 5, 2012
UFOinsider:

I spent some time in Canada and honestly (1) there was beer EVERYWHERE (2) there were hockey games EVERYWHERE (3) Roads didn't get plowed, they just drove over the snow (4) there were good looking people EVERYWHERE. No joke, 40 year old mothers with three kids were as hot as 20 year old college students. I don't know if it's the cold air or the health system, but the people just seemed incredibly healthy compared to the US.

And this coming from an American who likes America.

There's a reason why you keep things in the fridge... they last longer

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Mar 5, 2012
ConanDBull:
UFOinsider:

I spent some time in Canada and honestly (1) there was beer EVERYWHERE (2) there were hockey games EVERYWHERE (3) Roads didn't get plowed, they just drove over the snow (4) there were good looking people EVERYWHERE. No joke, 40 year old mothers with three kids were as hot as 20 year old college students. I don't know if it's the cold air or the health system, but the people just seemed incredibly healthy compared to the US.

And this coming from an American who likes America.

There's a reason why you keep things in the fridge... they last longer

I guess so. Even the fat people looked 'healthier' than fat people here: clearer skin + eyes, etc... The host family that took me in told me that the colder air, better access to healthcare, and the fact that almost everyone plays a high intensity sport (hockey) make a difference in the overall health level. I don't know about the first two and don't want to go into healthcare talk (blah blah socialism blah blah argument on WSO) but the hockey thing isn't a joke, they take it very seriously up there and 10 year old kids were going to practices more intense than the ones I did when I played.

Mar 5, 2012

If you consider 70k just shy of 100k.

I'm not an analyst, bro - that was 3 years ago.

Mar 5, 2012

@ kalga

I'm done with this pissing match btw. Just needed to comment on the lack of patriotism which is rare in Canada. Good luck with the job

Mar 5, 2012

92K actually. Good luck with the patriotism.

Mar 5, 2012
kalga:

92K actually. Good luck with the patriotism.

Seconded. I know for a fact that my Canadian colleagues at my BB make over 100k BEFORE year-end bonus (after sign on bonus). Note that CDN is at par with USD. This is also true for atleast 3 other BB's offices in Toronto and Calgary.

It has something to do with historical exchange rates apparently but I'm not sure about that.

EDIT: I'm talking about first-year analysts. I don't know about salary progressions up there

Mar 5, 2012

Probably from when the exchange rate was as low as 60 cents around 2003. No idea on progression but total comp. has been all over the board with no clear winner between the BBs and domestics. Although that might change if the BBs keep giving out donuts, domestics run very lean have been doing well over the past few years.

Mar 5, 2012
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