2017 was a winning year for Canada.
It bagged the Lonely Planet’s “Best Country” award, proving that it is more than just the expansive “backyard” of North America.
But even before the title was awarded to Canada, the country has long been one of the top places in the world to immigrate to.
At first, its main attractive quality was its low population density. But, over time, people who visited the country quickly learned that it truly is a wonderful place to live in.
The people are polite – always quick to say “thank you,” “excuse me,” and “please.” But that’s not all; Canada has a bunch of other characteristics that instantly earn the pleasure and admiration of most folks.
So, if you are considering a country to relocate to, either for the sake of your family or to launch your career, Canada should be one of your top picks.
Here are five reasons that make Canada your best “future home country” of choice:
- It is a haven for skilled workers.
There are abundant job opportunities in Canada for skilled workers. In fact, if you are not a picky person and your goal is simply to earn money, you will find that there is no shortage of job offers to consider, especially in places like Winnipeg and Quebec.
If you are looking to jumpstart your career in the country, learn about the Canadian skilled migration visa because if you qualify for it, moving to the country and finding a job that is suitable to your skills will be much easier.
- It is a melting pot of various cultures.
Whatever part of the world you may be coming from, you will surely find a community of your “cultural kind”, whether you’re Indian, Japanese, French, Arab, Filipino, German, Thai, Australian, Korean, etc. Whatever province of Canada you may end up in, you can expect to find folks of your kind to somehow make Canada a much warmer second home.
In fact, if you ever find yourself with a hankering for the flavors you grew up with, it will not be that hard to find a restaurant or small eatery that specializes in your native or ethnic cuisine.
- It is a wholesome place to live in.
Compared to other countries, it is definitely much safer in Canada. It’s like a wonderland for family activities because nature here has been preserved well. It is rarely a long drive from the city to get to more rural locations rich with trees, and clean lakes and rivers.
Therefore, if you want a more wholesome lifestyle for your family, this is most likely easier to have in Canada. You can move your entire family here and enjoy a better life-work balance.
If you have children, they may grow up less inclined to spend hours on their phone, especially with the parks (national parks boast free entry), ski resorts, and campsites all over the country. It is also bound to be easier to practice a more active lifestyle when you have stunning nature all around.
- It offers free basic healthcare.
This is another top reason why people want to move their families to Canada because, as a permanent resident, staying healthy is not going to be that expensive.
It is important to mention that contributing to the better health of people moving to Canada is the quality of its water and air.
Just moving to a cleaner environment does the immune system good. It can also contribute to the efficacy of daily supplements and immunity products. Plus, the environment itself tends to encourage people to lead a more active lifestyle.
- It provides more affordable education.
People who want to go to college do not have to worry too much about the price of education. Compared to countries like the US, UK, and even Australia, university tuition is way more affordable in Canada.
Not a lot of students that go to college end up with student loan debts because, for example, a Canadian citizen undergraduate can expect to pay an average of only CA$6,571 (approximately US$5,032.36) per school year.
These are just a few reasons to consider migrating to Canada.
There’s no mention about Canada’s famous candies, poutine, and festivals yet. But all these simply go to show that if you want an elevated lifestyle for yourself and your family, Canada can deliver, which is why it is a fantastic place to immigrate to.
Bevan Berning is an Immigration professional and owner of Pathway Visas, an Immigration Agency dealing mostly with skilled immigration to Canada and Australia. Bevan’s enthusiasm for the industry has kept in the Immigration field for the past seven years. Bevan is South African by birth and has been residing in Dubai for the past eight years.