If you’ve travelled to Canada or intend to travel anytime soon, you would know that it’s not easy to narrow down on your choices. The country is filled with marvelous natural wonders, places such as the dancing Northern Lights, the Canadian Rockies in British Columbia and Alberta or the Niagara Falls in Ontario. These places are awe-inspiring and can never be compared to any other country.
Canada, being one of the world’s wealthiest nations, has a high standard of living and quality of life that has a lot to offer to everyone residing in the country. Right from its variety in adventure and sporting activities which includes ice hockey (Canada’s national winter sport), to its awe-inspiring nature, parks and shimmering lakes and its traditional delicacies such as the maple syrup and Poutine.
The country is a perfect destination for those seeking a new life or a new home abroad and if you have been considering the idea of exploring Canada as a suitable destination, this blog can help you to make an informed decision before you start your immigration process.
Cost of living
The standard of living is generally high in Canada, especially, if you’re not from the wealthier parts of Europe. This cost mainly consists of household expenses, which will take up atleast half of your take-home salary. This includes expenses on home, heating and other utilities, food, clothing, health insurance and transportation. One of the biggest expenses incurred, would be the cost on your home, which would range between 35% -55% of your income, and include the cost of renting your home or paying your mortgage.
Finding a job
It may take you a while before you can get your first job in Canada and so the Canadian government will expect you to be financially independent, when you arrive in the country – which means that you’ll need to have enough money to support yourself and your family. But the good thing about seeking a job in Canada is that there are ample number of resources and dedicated organizations that’ll help you in your job search. Right from writing your resume, or providing information about your career prospects or with details on short term courses to brush up your knowledge, and even with information required to prep you for your interview.
Language and Diversity
Since its colonization by the British and French in the 15th century, Canada remains a popular country for people from the UK and France, making English and French, the two most popular languages in country. Although, in recent years, most of the people in the country descend from other parts of the world, indicating that the linguistic diversity in on the rise, especially languages including Mandarin, Cantonese, Punjabi, Tagalog and Spanish and emphasizing on the fact that Canada is about multiculturalism and diversity.
The Canadian healthcare system is one of the most beneficial aspects of moving to Canada, as most of your medical services will be free of cost. This means that, you can walk into the nearest hospital, and avail of the medical services. All citizens and permanent residents are provided with a public health insurance which is collected in the form of taxes.
So, if you planning on moving to the Canada, know that while it may take you some time for you settle in, every day is going to be easier, and the future is going to be totally worth it.