Most Asian Immigrants prefer British Columbia to Settle
Most immigrants from Asian Countries find it difficult to adjust to colder climates of Alberta or Toronto and instead prefer British Columbia which offers more money, cleaner air, an easier place to grow old.
Most immigrants seem to prefer this part of the Canada, which though has lesser industry than Ontario, but better climate of it has attracted more and more immigrants. British Columbia has registered more growth in population than national average growth. In first three months of 2006, an estimated 78200 people immigrated to Canada and shift of immigration in population growth was especially strong in B.C., which attracted more immigrants on a per capita basis than any other province. Another attraction to immigrants entering British Columbia in Canada is the generous amount of social assistance available to adapt to the new culture.
B.C.'s population grew in this year's first quarter to 4.29 million. International migration, totaling 10,199 people, accounted for 80 per cent of the total population growth in B.C. during the period. B.C.'s net international migration rate was higher than any other province.
British Columbia too has its detractors as the regular rains in the region do disturb the immigrants in the beginning as most immigrants don’t have their own vehicles initially and have to rely on public transport system only.
After British Columbia, rather than Toronto, Alberta comes as second best choice for immigrants. Alberta's economic boom remains a powerful demographic force. Alberta gained 25,900 people, the highest first quarter increase ever for the province.