Five Reasons Why You Really Should Move To Canada
Article by Scott King
Are you tempted to move to Canada after hearing about the country from friends or family, but are not convinced it is for you? Or are you looking to move away from the UK, but are not sure where in the world to move to? These five points explain why Canada is such a fantastic country to live in and why you should strongly consider relocating to this beautiful part of the world.
1. It is officially the best place in the world to live. Not many places in the world can use the phrase ‘best place to live in the world’, knowing that it is actually 100% true and is backed up by several well-known companies. Both Mercer and The Economist, the HR Consulting company and the international affairs magazine rank several Canadian cities very highly in the best places to live in 2010. In Mercer’s list, for example, Vancouver ranks 4th out of 215 cities, whilst The Economist’s list sees Vancouver in first place, with Toronto and Calgary both featuring in the top 5.
2. It’s just like the UK, but better. When people look to move abroad, as much as they may say they would prefer a completely different living experience, missing home comforts can be a particularly big issue. Receiving a visa for Canada and living there permanently removes this factor as the entire country is very similar to the UK, in several different aspects.
The climate, for example, reaches the same average temperatures in the summer (and in places isn’t as cold as the UK in the winter) and the country also serves its population in terms of their health with free public health care under Medicare, in a similar way to the NHS.
3. You’ll be better off financially. Simply put, as Canada has a higher Gross Domestic Product (GDP) at ,098 US dollars than the UK at ,400 US dollars, you stand a greater chance of being better off financially in Canada than you do in the UK.
4. It’s easy to move. If you are looking for a visa for Canada, you will notice that there are dozens of different options, all depending on your current and future circumstances. Grouped together under worker, family or business categories, there will generally be a visa suited to you, regardless of your reason for wanting to move.
When looking at the visas, it becomes obvious that some visas are much easier to obtain than others, understandably benefiting Canada. Although you may be able to apply and would normally be successful, it is worthwhile keeping in mind that competition is substantial, so it may take a while for you to actually be successful in your application.
5. There really is something for everyone. A lot of countries boast the fact that they are culturally diverse and have something to offer for everyone, when the truth is only a small part of the world’s population would feel at home in their country. Canada, however, is widely regarded as being one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world. When the 2001 census took place in the country, it was discovered that there were over 30 different ethnic groups in the Canada with at least 100,000 people in each of them, around a third of them having in excess of 1,000,000. English may be the primary language in the country and the Canadian traditions may be the most prominent, but it is easy for almost anyone in the world to find a part of Canada that they could feel comfortable calling home.
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