The reason? Good jobs, lower housing costs and higher disposable incomes. In other words, the same factors that draw many Canadians to Alberta. Sure, he’ll miss the ocean, he admits. “But once you get over the idea of living on the Prairies, life is pretty good here.”
My nephew recently came to the same conclusion. He moved back to Edmonton last month, after a dozen years in Victoria. “There was just nothing going on there, and no decent job opportunities,” he told me. “It was depressing.”
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