So, it’s going to be Canada and there is no turning back. A good choice, indeed. But where exactly in Canada? Surely, the country abounds in unique locations, each offering its very own cultural flavour and way of living. There is a lot to choose from. Canada’s affordable property market will have many options for families and singles alike. Whether you’re after rural escapes or are a city buff looking to immerse yourself in the atmosphere of a massive, vibrant Canadian metropolis, there are many opportunities for exactly the lifestyle you want.
Canada is a true melting pot of many cultures from all over the world. With two official languages, English and French, it is one of the first countries to have adopted multiculturalism as the foundation for building a symbiotic society. Its openness to people and high a demand for qualified workers are reflected in the many government skilled worker and student immigration programmes. With simplified procedures in place, arriving into Canada with a clearly defined aim of settlement and securing employment is a seamless process that doesn’t require much paperwork. The same is true about tourism. It is a significant part of thriving Canadian economy. You will not need a visa for Canada, even if you’re planning on emigrating to Canada for as long as half a year.
No, this isn’t the Canadian capital, unlike many initially think. But it definitely is a massive, cosmopolitan hub for business and practically unlimited employment opportunities. While it may not be the cheapest location to live in, it is saturated with plentiful businesses that’ll offer some of the highest levels of income in Canada.
Likewise, there is no shortage of cultural incentives or social life opportunities there. Whatever the taste, Toronto will have something for everyone. Countless musical venues playing host to world’s most acclaimed musicians or museums and galleries exhibiting the works of many world-renowned visual artists – it’s all there and ready to be explored. If, for some reason, you need to take a pause, America is but a stone’s throw from Toronto, so why not take time off across the border?
Now we’re talking! With nearly 1 million inhabitants, the capital city of Canada is one of the most popular destinations to live in Canada for UK expats. And there are many good reasons for that.
Ottawa is a green metropolis that prioritises comfort of living and easy access to public utilities. The city’s infrastructure provides ample transportation and commuting amenities and countless spots for outdoor activities, such as:
- efficient and well-timed public transport
- a network of bike lanes
- running paths and trails
- ice skating venues, including the Rideau Canal frozen stiff in the winter
Despite Canada’s winter weather extremes, Ottawa enjoys the blessings of all the four seasons. While it can get really hot and stuffy in the city during the summer, Ottawa turns into a snow cloaked princess in the winter months, offering plentiful winter relaxation and activity opportunities.
University of Ottawa and Carleton University attract many students from abroad. Graduates are readily employed in such sectors as:
- natural and applied sciences
- law and community-based
- management occupations
- IT systems and programming
- interactive media and software development
- public sector
In fact, the public sector itself provides continuous employment for nearly 20% of the city’s population.
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