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Anyone able to provide insight into consulting life in Australia vs Canada, e.g. costs of living/quality of life/scope of projects/comp/promotion (incl. any ceiling)/exit opp? Thinking of leaving Hong Kong soon for a slower-pace anglophone country with outdoor life. Thanks so much!

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Canada is way chiller than the USA work wise. I grew up there, went to america for college and grad school work. Canada is a great place to live if 1. You are not averse to the bad weather 2. You’re willing to pay hella high taxes 3. You’re willing to receive lower pay and experience higher cost of living. I’ve never been to Australia but the anti Asian sentiment seems to be pretty high there (correct me if I’m wrong aussies)

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Definitely not right about the anti-Asian sentiment. Any time there is a rare incidence of racism, it’s picked up by Chinese news for political reasons 😔 generally a high proportion of Asian people in the bigger cities vs regional/smaller capital cities

Can give you insights on Aus...grew up there but left a while ago. Lifestyle is better generally (outside of consulting) but the comp is quite a lot lower

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When you say lower are you comparing between Australia & Canada or between consulting in Australia vs. other places/other industries?

Yoooo same here. Reply to follow

Canadian here 🖐 you'd also have to figure out where in canada you'd want to land since it can be quite different. There's only a couple big cities or business hubs per se and theres tradeoffs between too - eg. Vancouver has a much nicer climate and environment (amazing mountains and beaches) but toronto generally has more opportunities. Racial diversity and asian presence are pretty good in the big cities and even in some nearby suburbs (like the greater toronto area where i live)

Thanks for the reply! May I know what the taxes are like?

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