Canada is famous for its rough nature and modern cities and you’d surely know this place too from their reputation of being one of the happiest spots in the world to live. In fact, according to The Economist's Global Liveability Ranking 2017, three of the top 10 liveable cities in the world are in Canada.
Canada is among the wealthiest societies in the world and the high standard of living, low unemployment rates and a growing economy make it a solid place for a fresh start. And with about 20% of the population being born abroad, you’ll have no trouble blending in.
‘A great place to invest’ according to the Prime Minister and with a focus on moving forward, Canada invites immigrants to take the ‘Canadian Opportunity’. A move that could not just benefit your own career because with a great reputation when it comes to education, living in Canada also contributes to your children’s future.
With costs of living being 9.3% lower than its US neighbours, high purchasing power and the standard income above the OECD average a Canadian life looks prosperous. Not to mention other great benefits of living in this Northern region such as a healthy, spacious living environment and stunning landscapes that offer boundless outdoor lifestyle opportunities.
The number of people moving to Canada is on the rise. With the processing time of permanent residence programs decreasing and a liberal government supporting immigrants, the future looks bright for those seeking to move to this promising country.
Here are some of the ways to live in Canada:
Through your family
Skilled Visa Program
Canada has an Express Entry system to evaluate candidates for their Skilled Visa Program. Applicants must complete an online profile, and submit and expression of interest before applying for their visa. You can apply under 3 programs as follows:
Start-up Visa Program
Canada's Start-up Visa Program is for entrepreneurs with the skills and potential to build new and innovative businesses in Canada that will provide local jobs. To qualify, you need to get support for a designated list of organisations.
If you have experience and intend on buying and managing a farm in Canada or have the relevant experience to contribute to the cultural or athletic life of Canada, you may be eligible for this visa for self employed people
Atlantic Immigration Pilot
You may be eligible for a job and residency where there are labour gaps in New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, or Newfoundland and Labrador.
You can apply for a student permit if you intend on studying in designated learning institutions. Click here for the list.
Working Holiday Visa
International Experience Canada has agreements with 33 countries around the world enabling people between the ages of 18-30 or 18-35 the opportunity to travel and work in Canada.
A parliamentary democracy, a federation, and a constitutional monarchy
Here are some of the ways to get citizenship in Canada
The passport for Canada allows you to travel to 159 countries without a visa.
Its global rank is 19.