Whatever reason you decide to emigrate from your country of origin, there’s never been a better time to move to Canada. With its thriving economy and inclusive society, Canada invites you to come and stay.
We’ve compiled ten of the best reasons to move to Canada, but there are many more. The reasons we’ve chosen are based on what our clients have shared with us above all others. With so much to see and do, plenty of opportunities for both employment and education, we believe Canada should be your first choice when deciding on relocating, just as we believe SIV Consulting should be your first choice in Immigration assistance.
Free Public School Education
You’ll never have to worry about paying school fees again! In Canada, grades K-12 are free and are considered some of the best schools in the world. Upon arriving in Canada, you will receive assistance in enrolling your children in your community school. There are over 15,000 elementary and secondary schools in Canada. With so many schools and communities to choose from, you will always find free education for your child. You can even choose the community you want to live in based on the school you select. There is also assistance available to help with finding housing near your local schools.
A Safe Place to Live and Work
If you are worried about crime and danger where you currently live, Canada is the place to go. According to the Global Peace Index, Canada is rated one of the safest places in the world to live.
The city at the top of the list for both personal safety and job opportunities is Ottawa. With people who speak English and French, this is a great place to live if you’re looking to learn a second language. SIV Consulting also offers the option to learn French and English through their English and French Language courses. Besides their flourishing job market, Ottawa also offers a rich cultural experience as you enjoy the Canadian lifestyle with its many festivals and social attractions.
Free Public Healthcare
Yes, you read that correctly! Public healthcare in Canada is free on average up to $6,500 per year. The health of our citizens is of the utmost importance. Universal Healthcare assures you’ll be able to seek medical care at no cost to you. You may apply for medical aid once you receive your health benefits card. When you arrive in Canada as a resident, this can take up to three months, so make sure to find some coverage while you await your card. However, if you have a health emergency before receiving your card, all Canadian hospitals will cover your emergency at no charge
Canada Welcomes Immigrants with Open Arms
In this coming year (2021), Canada expects to welcome over 351,000 foreign nationals seeking permanent residency. Immigrants in Canada experience a multicultural lifestyle that welcomes people from all over the world. Unlike some nations that stress assimilation, you are free in Canada to bring your own culture, religion, and beliefs. You will most likely find vibrant local communities in major cities where you will feel at home almost right away. Although you are welcome into all aspects of our society, you won’t need to sacrifice your identity to thrive, work, or play.
Paid leave, holidays and Benefits for All
Canada is the only country in North America that offers its employees a mandated and guaranteed two weeks of vacation per year. There are also six to ten statutory holidays depending on which province you live in. As a Canadian, you are entitled to a pension plan, employment insurance, security for when you retire, and a federal childcare benefit.
In Canada, there are also up to eighteen months of parental leave that parents may split or share however they deem necessary.
Canada’s minimum wage averages $11-$14 per hour and is one of the highest in the world.
Inclusivity is a Top Priority
If you are part of the LGBTQ community or a woman looking for a place to feel safe and able to pursue your career, Canada is the place to be.
In 2005, Canada became the fourth country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage and a poll of Canadian people in 2017 showed that 74% of the population agreed with same-sex marriage. As of 2015, Canada has declared the month of June Pride Month and hosts an annual Pride parade in Toronto which is one of the world’s largest.
The voices of women are highly regarded in Canada. Workforce participation, voting, and reproductive rights have long been established and protected in Canada. In the latest reports, women have an 82% participation rate between the ages of 25-54.
Our Banking System is Stable and Reliable
Since 1983, Canada’s bank system has not experienced a single failure. Choosing to deposit your money into a Canadian bank is the best decision you can make as you can always trust it will be protected. According to the World Economic Forum, Canada’s banks are ranked as the most stable in the world. Canada has moved almost exclusively to PIN and chip technology, which is far more secure than magnetic strip technology and the majority of Canadians do all of their banking online or through mobile apps which is both safe and convenient.
If you’re interested in the technology industry, Canada is the place to be. Canada boasts the 10th largest economy in the world. Companies like Google’s Sidewalk Labs, Shopify, Salesforce, and Facebook have set up operations in Toronto. With technology being one of the world’s largest and fasting growing job markets, there are plenty of openings in this field. Canada also has a large service industry which makes up nearly 80% of its workforce.
Canada is also part of the G7 along with the U.K., U.S.A, Japan, France, Germany, and Italy which forms one of the strongest economies on the planet. With lower interest and inflation rates, it’s even becoming less expensive to purchase your own home in some areas.
Canadian Higher Education
Canada is home to four of the top-rated universities in the world. With nearly 100 universities across Canada, you’ll have no trouble finding the one that fits your academic as well as personal standards.
The top five universities for international students are:
McGill University, University of British Columbia, University of Alberta, University of Toronto, and Dalhousie University. All of these universities have rich a multicultural student body, have excellent student support systems, and attract international students from all over the world.
The Beauty and Rich Landscape and Culture
From some of the cleanest cities in the world to its over 200,000 kilometers of coastline, options for sightseeing, vacationing, and exploring are endless. Whether you enjoy parks like Banff and Jasper in Alberta, to Cape Breton in Nova Scotia, to Georgian Bay in Ontario, you’ll never run out of places to visit among the natural wonders of Canada from sea to sea.
Canada is also rich in history and museums to explore. From the Royal British Columbia Museum where you can see a wooly mammoth in its habitat to Winnipeg’s Canadian Museum for Human Rights, you’ll put your vacation to good use exploring Canada’s incredible offerings
At SIV Consulting, we consider it not only a much-needed service to Canada but also an honor, to offer people from all over the world the opportunity to come to our great country. We are proud to assist you with immigration, job search, and training as well as learning the languages and lay of the land. Herein we’ve only listed ten reasons but there are hundreds more. Canada is a country that depends on you to come and enrich our nation as you experience all we have to offer and flourish in your new home.