Living in Edmonton: What to Expect
Edmonton is a city in the province of Alberta which is Canada's low tax province. One of the characteristics of Alberta and all of its cities, including Edmonton and Cold Lake is the possibility to pay much lower taxes while living here if compared to any other province in the country.
Edmonton is one of the biggest cities in Canada, though its friendliness always wins the hearts of newcomers. A couple of years ago Money Sense magazine called Edmonton the 8 th most livable city in Canada in all respects including economy, real estate market, amenities, weather, and attractions. During these years population of the city has grown by 1.5.
Edmonton is not only great city to live in, but it is also a very popular location for recreational activities. It is located close to the Rocky Mountains as well as Jasper National Park that make perfect vacations locations for people of all ages and interests. Owing to the great city transportation means and their logistics, one can come to Edmonton without a car and always keep up with the city's life.
In terms of business, Edmonton is a major oil and gas centre in Canada. Consequently, it attracts a lot of workers from all corners of the country as well as world. Owing to the amount of migrants living here, everyone will be able to find native community among the citizens of this city. Though 2016 was not the most successful year for local businesses and companies, in 2017 Alberta in general is expected to regain its grows allowing its cities, including Edmonton and Whitecourt to get back on track. The city is called "Oil Capital of Canada" owing to the rich resources located here that are second in the world only to Saudi Arabia's.
Owing to the need in hands and minds the industry influenced the educational system of the city and region in general. Local colleges and universities have extensive studying programs related to the oil and gas fields.
Education in Edmonton continues to flourish and develop year after year. There are three major school boards for kindergarten through to twelfth grade education. The city implies standard non- denominational education in most of its schools that are a part of the Edmonton Public Schools board.
For believers there is also the Edmonton Catholic School District and a Francophone school board that can offer education for primarily French speaking families.
There are more than ten post-secondary institutions in Edmonton. This fact attracts young people from the close-by cities like Lloydminster, Red Deer or Leduc to come here for education. One of Canada's top universities is also located in Edmonton, its name is the University of Alberta.
If you came to Edmonton only for recreational purposes, then you will be amused by its indoor amusement park that offers one of the largest indoor roller coasters in the whole world, a water park, marine life shows, mini golf locations, bowling, a skating rink, and laser tag for all ages. There are also classic western attractions here including multi-screen movie theatres, restaurants, and youth clubs.