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10 Reasons to Move to Canada

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Between 2000 and 2018, more than 303,000 people immigrated to Canada. There are many reasons to consider following them and make the move yourself. These reasons, in particular, are likely to get you to start browsing through the homes for sale in Hamilton, Winnipeg, Vancouver or any one of its great cities.

It’s One of the Safest Countries in the World

The most recent Global Peace Index ranked Canada as the 6th safest country in the world. To compare, the United States falls in at No. 121. The index uses 23 different factors to determine its rankings, some of those include violent crime, homicide rates, deaths from internal conflicts and the impact of terrorism.

The Scenery

Canada is a vast country with diverse scenery that includes everything from breathtaking coastlines and lush islands to soaring mountains, dazzling turquoise lakes to roaring waterfalls like Niagara.

It’s Immigrant-Friendly

About one-fifth of the 36.7 million people that live in Canada are foreign-born, making it one of the most multicultural countries in the world. Wherever you’re from, you’re likely to fit in. In Toronto especially, nearly half of residents are immigrants and residents tend to be especially welcoming to new arrivals.

Free Quality Healthcare

Unlike in the United States where medical insurance and treatment are quite costly when you become a permanent resident or citizen in Canada, you’ll get good quality, free healthcare.

Plenty of Space

With such a small population (just three people per square mile), Canada has plenty of space for those that want to enjoy solitude and privacy.

Education

Those who immigrate to Canada have access to an outstanding education system that includes some of the top institutions of higher education in the world. Institutions like the University of British Columbia and the University of Toronto are often praised for their excellence, and Montreal’s McGill University is frequently ranked among the world’s top 30 universities. International students typically spend about the same on what they’d pay in their home country, but Canadian citizens enjoy incredibly low tuition costs.

One of the World’s Biggest Economies

The Canadian economy has been among the world’s 10 biggest economies for many reasons due to low levels of corruption, investment in science, a stable banking system and being one of the primary trade partners with the United States.

In Canada, You Really Are Free

The Legatum Global Prosperity Index ranked Canada as the No. 1 country in the world when in comes to personal freedom. It’s a Western democracy, protecting human rights and freedoms under the rule of law. Here all men and women, no matter their background, can live freely without fear of being repressed by the government.

You’ll Probably be Happier

All the reasons mentioned here likely mean that you’ll be happier overall if you move to Canada. In fact, the country was named the seventh happiest in the world by the most recent World Happiness Report. The United States was ranked at No. 18.

The Employment Outlook is Very Good

There are lots of great employment opportunities from Vancouver to Toronto and beyond for skilled foreign workers looking to move to Canada. There are thousands needed by companies here to fill jobs in a wide range of occupations due to current labor shortages.

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