With so much hullaballoo about the Canada PR and its Express Entry program to which thousands are flocking to, it’s fair to wonder whether there are really that many good reasons to move to Canada. Let’s save you the trouble of some extensive research by presenting SmartMove2Canada’s (a unit of SmartMove Immigration) list of Top 7 reasons to Move to Canada.
7 reasons to Move to Canada
Number 7: Multiculturalism in Canada
A visit to any major city in Canada (Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver) and you’ll feel like you’re taking a tour of more than just one country. Neighborhoods like China Town and Little Italy, and even a Korea Town in Toronto, can be found in those cities and provide an immersive multicultural experience for tourists and natives alike.
Every background and nationality imaginable is spread out throughout the cities too. Nothing’s absolute, but when it comes down to it, most Canadians aren’t afraid of diversity.
Number 6: Abundant Natural Resources
Did you know that Canada holds 7% of the world’s renewable water supply, the third highest next to Brazil and Russia?
Canada is known for its beautiful scenery, with so many lakes, streams, rivers, and wetlands to count. Not to mention that the northern territories are mostly snow and ice.
In addition, Canada has no shortage of gold, nickel, diamonds, lead, and crude oil. Which means that other countries look to Canada for exports of natural resources, thus helping Canada’s economy to thrive.
Number 5: Not overpopulated….YET
Non-Canadians asked to name places in Canada will come up with cities like Toronto and Montreal, but often know next to nothing about the rest of the country. What might make this difficult is that out of the 36 or so million residing in the country, only about two and a half million make up the population of Nunavut, the Yukon, The North-West Territories Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick.
To put that in perspective, there are 13 million people living just in the province of Ontario.
The cities may be crowded, but when you think of Canada as a whole, there’s still plenty of unused space. Especially in the lesser populated areas further north.
Number 4: Low Violence and Crime rates
Canada has one of the lowest crime rates in the developed world. For instance in 2018, there were less than 600 cases of murder in Canada, compared to a whopping 13,000 reported in the USA, around 25,000 in Mexico, and at the top of the list: Brazil with approximately 40,000.
Number 3: Education
Canada is the most popular destination for students pursuing higher education. Any stats on this.
McGill University, located in the city of Montreal, is not only one of the top universities in the country, it’s also typically ranked within the top 30 universities in the world. Otherwise, institutions like the University of Toronto and the University of British Columbia are also praised for their excellence.
Number 2: – Canada Happiness Index
Canadians are generally a happy lot, and you’d be hard pressed to find a country having bad relations with Canada. And don’t take that as an assumption. Canada was ranked 7th ‘happiest’ nation in the world according to the global Happiness Index of 2018.
Number 1: Very lucrative Government Health Care scheme!
Health care in Canada isn’t free per se. What that means is that since Canadians all pitch in towards healthcare through taxes, the cost of health care becomes significantly cheaper. The specifics of coverage vary between provinces, but as a rule of thumb, they get free clinics.
There’s also limited coverage for vision, and dental care. But what it really boils down to is that in Canada, the country’s health is in the hands of its residents, who are therefore able to get the care they deserve for next to nothing.
And with the number one reason to move to Canada, we hope that you have successfully gotten a glimpse of the life that awaits you with a PR status in Canada.
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