After years of travelling and exploring the world, we reached a point in which we yearned to find a country that could become home to us. We began the process by envisioning a location that could provide security, freedom, natural beauty, a sense of community, adventure and opportunity.
Of all the places we had travelled to and explored, Canada emerged as an option that would match up to these criteria. The idea of immigrating was exciting, yet daunting. It would require us to embrace the unknown and start from the ground up. Kamila left her job with an airline and Tim sold his business. We knew nobody in Canada before we arrived. Since then we’ve grown to understand the country more intimately.
Below are our top 10 reasons on why to immigrate to Canada:
We felt welcomed from day one. Canadians are some of the friendliest and most welcoming people we have ever met. Upon arriving we were surprised by the conversations, curiosity and hospitality that we would encounter from everyday people.
2. Recreational Centers
Almost every town in Canada has a recreational center. We love spending afternoons relaxing in the hot tub, pool and sauna.
Canada’s education system is one of the best in the world. Canadian libraries are constantly innovating and adapting to new modern technologies. For example, a library in Toronto, offers 3D printing, robotic kits and even podcasting studio amongst many other things. A new study from German researchers has ranked Canada as having the best public library system out of 31 major cities. All three Canadian cities included in the study – Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver – came in the top 10 and we are not surprised.
Canada is a land of breathtaking outdoors. Approximately, 90% of the land is uninhabited and comprises of raw wilderness with mountains, forests, lakes and hot springs. Canadian natural beauty includes sites like Lake Louis, Niagara Falls, Iceberg Alley in Newfoundland and the Northern lights in Yellowknife.
5. Equality And Abundance Of Opportunities
“In Canada, inclusiveness is a key value, which means that every Canadian citizen should have the opportunity to help shape this country for the better, regardless of background or ethnicity.” Governor-General David Johnston. We feel like Canada is a place that gives you support and opportunity to grow and this sense of inclusion encourages many to want to contribute towards making Canada a better country. This is one of our favourite reasons on why to immigrate to Canada.
6. Cultural Diversity
Canada is truly a multicultural nation that sees diversity as an advantage/strength rather than as a weakness. Immigration to Canada over the past 100 years has shaped the country, with each new wave of immigrants adding to its cultural richness. Today, Canada is home to around 230 different nationalities. Each one of these contributes to the overall mosaic of Canadian society. Many people weren’t born here but instead chose it as a place to live, therefore you rarely feel like a stranger.
7. Free Health Care
In Canada, health care is a right, not a privilege. Every province or territory in Canada has a healthcare plan which provides all residents with reasonable access to medical services, including hospital visits and access to doctors.
8. Home To Inspirational Minds
Did you know that Canada is home to Eckhart Tolle and Gabor Mate? These are two of our favourite authors and thought leaders.
9. Ice Hockey
Canada’s most popular sport – Ice hockey is a dynamic, fast-paced game that is exciting to watch. If you want to embrace and experience local culture, go and watch a hockey game.
There you have it – our ’10 reasons why to immigrate to Canada’. If you enjoyed this article then be sure to discover more tips here on how to make your transition to Canada easier, cheaper and more convenient.