Thinking of immigrating to Canada?
In this section you’ll learn more about what makes Canada a first choice for many immigrants.
Canada is the second largest country in the world (after Russia) by land mass.Canada has more lakes than the rest of the world combined. At last count, there may be as many as two million, with 563 lakes larger than 100 square kilometres.Canada is the first country in the world to adopt a policy of multiculturalism, embracing diversity and pluralism. Today, according to the Parliament of Canada’s Canadian Multiculturalism report, the country is home to people from over 250 ethnic origins.Hockey is the national winter sport of Canada while lacrosse is the national summer sport.
The biggest part of Canada has a continental climate, although average winter and summer high temperatures across Canada vary according to the location. Winters can be harsh in many regions of the country, particularly in the interior and Prairie provinces, which experience a continental climate. In these areas the daily average temperatures can be near -15 degrees Celsius (5 degrees Fahrenheit) but can even drop below -40 degrees Celsius (-40 degrees Fahrenheit) with severe wind chills. In noncoastal regions, snow can cover the ground almost six months of the year. Coastal British Columbia enjoys a temperate climate, with a mild and rainy winter.
On the east and west coasts in summer average high temperatures are generally in the low 20 degrees Celsius (70 degrees Fahrenheit), while between the coasts, the average summer high temperature ranges from 25 to 30 degrees Celsius (77 to 86 degrees Fahrenheit), with occasional extreme heat in some interior locations exceeding 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit).
Canadians experience less violent crimes, less break-ins and less crime overall than many other countries. Canada offers many social welfare programs that are helpful. While the health care system takes a few hits here and there it is overall a very good system that treats people fairly. In order to continue with economic growth and due to skills shortages in many industries the Canadian government continue to emphasise the need to attract foreign workers to the nation. With no shortage of jobs in Canada the deal is sweetened for expats by Canada’s affordable and high quality healthcare.The country and the government no doubt mean business when it comes to making it as appealing as possible for migrants living in Canada. If you want to move to a place where you feel 100% secure because the crime rate is so low than Canada should be on your short list. Canada experiences one of the lowest crime rates in the world.
Capital and City Centers
Ottawa, located in the province of Ontario, is the Capital City of Canada. Other major city centers that are popular landing spots for new immigrants include (by population size):
- Toronto, Ontario
- Montreal, Québec
- Vancouver, British Columbia
- Calgary, Alberta
- Ottawa, Ontario
- Edmonton, Alberta
- Québec City, Québec
Canada is a bilingual country, which makes studying here an excellent opportunity to develop your language skills and boost your prospects for an interesting career. Coursework in French and English is an integral part of Canada’s educational system, which enriches its cultural and community life.
Canadian college and university diplomas are recognized around the world. The Canadian education system encourages cross-disciplinary studies and the advancement of communicable skills (e.g. vital thinking, coordination and interaction) and uses cutting-edge technology and digital media.
The Canadian government offers a work program to students who have obtained a diploma from a post-secondary school in Canada and are looking to gain work experience. This is an excellent way to continue to love in Canada while diversifying and developing your professional skills.