Canada’s Calling: Leave The UK And Start A New Life Abroad
Article by Scott King
According to data provided by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, there is to be a total of 265,000 permanent residency visas granted throughout the year, allowing for people from all across the world to move to Canada and call the country home.
Some of the people who move will have been trying to apply for a visa for several years but due to the considerable amount of competition that is apparent, will have not been granted a visa previously. Others will have realised that their current country of residence is not providing them with the standard of living that they want, maybe because of financial problems or high unemployment rates within the country and have decided that the allure of applying for a visa for Canada is too great to resist. A third group of people, however, will simply be sat looking at websites on Canadian visas and immigration, wondering whether the country really is calling them and if the Canadian grass is greener.
If you’re reading this and feel that the last sentence sums you up perfectly, then read on to understand why a move to Canada really could be the best decision you ever make.
Immigration to Canada started several centuries ago, with detailed records beginning to be kept from around the turn of the 19th century. Over the past 200 years, there has been four main peak-and-trough periods and the country is currently at a peak in immigration, shown by the fact that they are offering over a quarter of a million visas for people to move to Canada permanently in 2010.
What attracts people to the country varies considerably from person to person. Some like the main cities, such as Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver, all of which are extremely popular with immigrants, whilst others prefer the vast expansiveness of the country – with a population density of just under 8.5 people in every square mile, there is plenty of openness and nature to go around.
In addition, the fact that Canada is one of the wealthiest countries in the world is a high selling point for many. Ranked in the top 15 in terms of per capita Growth Domestic Product with ,098 US dollars, Canada continues to be one of the most influential countries in the world, as a member of both the G8 (the group of 8 countries that since 1975 has come together on an annual basis to discuss pressing global matters, such as world health or environment issues) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (similar to the G8, the OECD discusses financial and economic problems and looks to spread best practices across the globe).
Choosing where to move in the world is completely your own choice and you should not be influenced by outside sources if you already have a destination set in your mind. If you don’t, however, then you should take a long, hard look at applying for a visa for Canada, as the country has so much to offer, it is difficult for anyone not to feel at home.
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