WHAT IS CANADA LIKE?
Canada is huge. It’s the world’s second-largest country, but its population is only 33 million people (a little more, for example, than half the Italian population). Canada is also in the top ten safest and most peaceful countries in the world, according to the World Population Review. When people think of Canada, images of large open spaces, wild animals and snow come to mind. Of course, this is Canada, but it also has much, much more to offer.
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Why live in canada? THESE AND MANY MORE REASONS
Canada is an extremely advanced country, with excellent working conditions, an educational system above average, and a very high quality of life, together with one of the best health systems in the world. The UN has proclaimed Canada as one of the best places to live for many years. The criteria are quality of life, educational opportunities, unemployment and crime rates, and life expectancy. Also, having a balance between professional responsibilities and time spent with loved ones, friends, and yourself is a determining factor for a full and happy life. In Canada, this is possible. Let’s take a look at some ways in which Canada contributes to a better work-life balance for its citizens:
- 10 national holidays;
- Parental leave benefits for parents;
- Paid holidays;
- High minimum wage;
- Opportunities to work from home;
- Insurance fund for unemployment;
- 40-hour working weeks;
- Better working conditions.
EMIGRATE TO CANADA: I WANT TO LIVE THERE!
Canada has a rapidly ageing population and an increasing trend of young professionals moving to urban cities such as Ontario, Vancouver, and Toronto. This leaves behind Canada’s less populated northern regions, which make up about two-thirds of Canada, without the necessary skilled people.
For this reason, Canada and its 13 provinces and territories are fast-forwarding immigration requests from truck drivers, registered nurses, fishermen, commercial workers, and managers to help support and relaunch the economy.
Have you read our page on immigration in Canada?
ENGLISH AND EDUCATION: AN AMAZING COMBINATION!
Every year more than 150’000 students choose to move to Canada to study. Some of the best schools and institutions are here. Whether your goal is to study abroad, learn English or French, or live an international experience, Canada has a lot to offer.
It is not surprising, then, that the education sector is one of the five fastest-growing, thanks to the great attention given to it by the Canadian government and the financial help reserved for foreign students such as scholarships and grants. A study experience in Canada, together with being a great opportunity to improve your English language knowledge, represents a first step towards the development of a unique and versatile professional profile.
There’s only one question left: in Canada, yes, but where?
FREE HEALTH CARE: YOUR HEALTH MATTERS!
Canadians value equal and exceptional health care for every citizen and permanent resident. Every province and territory has its own health care system, known as Medicare, which covers for free all medical expenses. There are, however, some exceptions, such as prescription medications, dental and mental health and optometry, unless it is deemed medically necessary.
A MULTICULTURAL SOUL: THERE’S A PLACE FOR EVERYONE!
There is no country in the world with a higher immigration rate per capita. With more than 250,000 new immigrants a year and a history of migrants, Canada is a multicultural country where being Canadian means sharing the same passport and a common set of values, not necessarily the same ethnicity.
Canadians are friendly, well-mannered, warm, and make visitors and new immigrants feel accepted and at home. This means that, as a foreigner in Canada, you will never feel like an outsider within its society because diversity is considered a strength here. The advantage is obvious: if you have the right attitude, have a positive personality and speak English well (you don’t need to be fluent), you should be able to find excellent job opportunities, significantly higher than in your country of origin.