Move to Canada...Why Not?!: A Complete Guide For Wannabe Expats

So you think you want to move to Canada, eh? Excellent idea!In addition to being one of the happiest places in the world to live, Canada has a growing economy, low unemployment rate and is one of the wealthiest countries in the world. Plus, the largest polar bear population in the world lives in Canada, and polar bears are arguably the best bears. When you consider everything available in Canada, it is easy to understand why it is loved by just about everyone! With modern cities, rugged mountains, lakes, rivers, oceans and some of the friendliest people on Earth, everyone can find something to enjoy about living in Canada. About 20% of the people living in Canada are expats, including a million from the US, 600,000 from the UK and 40,000 from Australia. The diversity throughout the country makes it a comfortable place for expats to live. With so many people being “from somewhere else,” it is easy to make friends with others who are (or were) in similar situations. Like all countries with laws that are favorable for immigrants, Canada has benefited greatly from foreigners who have moved to Canada to start a new life. The country invests heavily in immigrants to help them pursue the “Canadian Opportunity” (similar philosophy to the American Dream). Canada has one of the highest per-capita immigration rates in the entire world. Canada consists of ten provinces. The three largest cities—Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver—are the population centers of the country. Almost all of the Canadian population lives within 125 miles (200 km) of the US border. That border happens to be the largest unprotected border in the world (for now, anyway). The cost of living in Canada is as varied as the landscape. Housing expenses are the biggest expenses wherever you choose to live. The large cities are the most expensive places to live, and the rural areas are the least expensive. Food costs are high in Canada as well because most food products need to be imported. The average salary across all of Canada is about $25,000 a year.Canada and the US are similar in many ways, but differ in a few key areas. The cost of living is similar, but there is more income equality in Canada. Life expectancy is longer in Canada than in the US (79 versus 82 years) and the infant mortality rate is also lower. Basic healthcare is responsible for much of the health and longevity advantages Canadians enjoy.

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Move to Canada...Why Not?!: A Complete Guide For Wannabe Expats
The Expat Homes Team