Live Abroad: 10 Reasons to Choose Canada for Your New Home
Did you know that Canada is a very popular expat destination? This country is much more than just home to maple sauce! People who want to live abroad often choose it because of high quality of life. Read our article and find out why starting a new life in Canada is a good idea.
1. Live Abroad Safely
Canada is a very safe country to live. If you get a headache from reading horror stories from some expat destinations, Canada may be the right choice for you. You can check the country’s risk profile at SafeAround to see how safe it is. It is rather comprehensive and has been measured according to numerous factors.
2. Multicultural environment
One of the biggest difficulties that expats face when moving abroad is dealing with fitting in. Fortunately, Canada is extremely used to diversity. Even many members of the Canadian Parliament were born overseas! What’s more, there’s a province there that has two official languages. Quebec is both French and English speaking and we have a partner school in Montreal, if you’d like to visit the place and improve your English. Why not to study abroad before you decide to live abroad permanently?
3. Do you want to be my friend?
Maybe because of its natural diversity, Canada is famous for its friendly and easy to approach inhabitants. This is extremely important for any newcomer. You will quickly find a welcoming bunch of people that you will be able to call friends.
Remember that your attitude matters too so don’t be shy and turn this frown upside down when meeting new people!
4. Bureaucracy Made Easy
Another good reason why to move to Canada is knowing that all your questions will be answered. What do we mean by that? Canada is a very well-organised country and you’ll find all information you need to fill in various applications. You can also usually call for additional advice, when you’re not satisfied with the answer you’ve found online. The procedures are understandable and easy to follow. This is an invaluable advantage for a person who wants to live abroad.
5. Travelling Around
Canada has a commendable infrastructure and travelling around is easy. It’s important because the country is vast and beautiful and you should explore it as much as you can, once you move there. You can count on safe roads in great condition and numerous highways for people who like road trips as well as many options for air travel for those who choose efficiency.
6. It’s SO Pretty
If you appreciate nature you will love living in Canada. There are many outdoors activities you can do in this country and the landscape is extremely varied. The quality of life in a country full of beautiful nature is really something to look forward to.
7. A Perfect Location For a Foodie
Are you a food lover? Look no more for a destination to live abroad! We mentioned the multiculturalism of the country before but we didn’t say that apart from open-mindedness of inhabitants it also means great food from all over the world. Canada has also its own traditional dishes to brag about: the famous maple sauce, poutine, bannock and more!
8. Make a Snowman
For people who love snow, Canada has a lot to offer because of its beautiful, white winters. You can make a snowman, an angel in the snow or choose a winter sport of your liking. Don’t worry about winters that are too long, though! One of the good reasons to move to Canada is the fact that the country is so diverse…also in terms of seasons. You’ll be able to enjoy them all: winters, summers, autumns and springs!
9. Thinking of Starting a Family?
Canada has a great and affordable healthcare system. There are benefits for families of newborn children, help for pregnant women in difficult circumstances, childcare benefits… Biological and adoptive parents are also entitled to maternity and paternity leave.
10. Canada May Need You
Did you know that Canada has a shortage of skilled workers? If you have certain skills and experience, you may be even eligible for a permanent residency right away! That’s a good reason to review the list of desirable skills. Even if you need a work permit, Canada is still a great location. The country respects the labour laws and any overtime has to be paid for. Good employment is a very important factor for your overall quality of life.
There are many reasons to move to Canada but you’d understand them even better after a study abroad experience. We have partner schools in three different locations in the country: Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. Read our blog post to learn more about 3 best destinations to study in Canada.
Canada sounds like an amazing destination to live abroad. If you’re still not sure and would like to try it out first, why not give it a go by trying to study abroad first?