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Canada. It’s one of the friendliest countries on the planet, and it’s definitely earned this great reputation.

Aside from being one of the friendliest places on Earth, statistically, it’s also one of the safest. These are just two of the many reasons why people immigrate to the Great White North – but what are some others?

In this article, we’re going to look at the reasons people move to Canada, which may just convince you to move too!

From the scenic views when enjoying everyday activities like yoga, washing the dishes, or mobile slots, to the sheer amount of thriving communities, here are some of the biggest reasons to pack up this year and move! 

More Reasons to Move To Canada

Incredible Safety

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Canada is often cited as being one of the safest countries to live in, only beaten by Northern European countries such as Norway and Denmark.

In most of the major cities of Canada, the number of violent crimes is much lower than the global average and in the fringe towns and provinces, it’s almost non-existent.

Another point is that the political climate of Canada is very stable. Canada is a diverse and inclusive society, which means that people from all backgrounds can feel welcome and safe. There’s a long-standing tradition of peaceful coexistence and tolerance, which helps to create a safe and harmonious environment.

Leading into our next point, Canada’s natural beauty, clean air, and abundant wildlife also contribute to the sense of safety and well-being.

Beautiful Nature

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A big draw for people moving to Canada is the impressive quality of air. This is thanks to the fact nature is a huge part of the country – every province has some of the most stunning scenery you can find on the planet.

There are plenty of historic sites, campsites and parks to enjoy for nature lovers as well, including the jewel of Canada, Banff National Park.

There’s no driving for miles or full day trips to find a beauty spot, almost every province has multiple locations where you can just spend a day and relax, breathing in the cleanest air you’ll ever breathe.

Universal Health Care and Top-tier Schooling

Any citizen or permanent resident of Canada is entitled to totally free essential healthcare. Once you make your way to the country, you simply need to apply for what’s known as a Health Insurance Card. 

As well as free healthcare, all children can enroll in public schools – both secondary and primary. This gives parents a little bit of extra money to do great activities with them or save up for further education.

Job & Educational Opportunities

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Immigrants can find some of the best education around when they emigrate to Canada, and when compared to other first-world countries such as the UK, America or Australia, the tuition costs are relatively low.

Many people move to Canada on a student Visa to start fresh with a new vocation. Canada is home to some of the best universities in the world, offering a wide range of academic programs and research opportunities.

Some of the top universities in Canada include:

  • The University of Toronto, which is consistently ranked among the top universities in the world and is known for its strong programs in fields such as medicine, engineering, and business.
  • McGill University, located in Montreal, is known for its strong programs in fields such as medicine, law, and engineering.
  • The University of British Columbia, located in Vancouver, is known for its strong programs in fields such as engineering, computer science, and business.
  • The University of Alberta, located in Edmonton, is known for its strong programs in fields such as engineering, business, and medicine.
  • The University of Montreal, located in Montreal, is known for its strong programs in fields such as medicine, engineering, and business.

A Strong Economy

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Whilst many people instantly think of breathtaking sites and beauty spots, one of the more practical things to think about when moving anywhere is the economic advantages that may come with the move. 

This is where Canada shines. 

The abundant natural resources, including timber, minerals, oil, and natural gas, form the backbone of the economy, and there’s a well-developed infrastructure, which allows for easy access to these resources.

With the highly educated and skilled workforce, there’s a high level of productivity and competitiveness, and a well-functioning labour market, which helps to ensure that workers are able to find good jobs and that employers are able to find the workers they need.

And coming back to being a diverse and inclusive society, this allows for a wide range of perspectives, ideas, and cultures to contribute to the economy. This diversity also helps to drive innovation and creativity, which are key drivers of economic growth.

You Can Start a Business

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Any permanent resident of Canada has the freedom to start their own enterprise, opening up a whole new range of options.

Even if a person isn’t a full resident yet, they’re still lawfully able to invest in a business or start different forms of business.

The Quality of Life is Very High

It’s absolutely no surprise that Canada has topped a few official lists of the best places to live – thanks to the mix of high earnings, relatively low cost of living, vast public services and a rapidly growing economy.

The country’s poverty rate is a meager 6.4% and declining. This is the lowest it’s ever been for the country.

Megan is an Australian Journalist and award-winning travel writer who has been blogging since 2007. Her husband Mike is the American naturalist and wildlife photographer behind Waking Up Wild; an online magazine dedicated to opening your eyes to the wonders of the wild & natural world.

Having visited 100+ countries across all seven continents, Megan’s travels focus on cultural immersion, authentic discovery and incredible journeys. She has a strong passion for ecotourism, and aims to promote responsible travel experiences.


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