Canada is a sprawling nation with varied landscapes and workplace opportunities. While most Visas come through a job offer that will likely fix your first location in Canada, a bit of window shopping never did anyone any harm. These places are just some of the wonderful locales you can call home once you make the move to our nation.
Whether you are looking at studying in Canada or hoping for a work-related Visa, it can be hard to know where to start. This list will give you some ideas, for now, and for the future.
It may not be on everyone’s list of top Canadian cities, but Mississauga is a thriving city of nearly 800,000 residents. It has recently been a favorite home for Fortune 500 companies, so jobs are well catered for, and it is also a hub for new migrants. More than 50% of the population are minorities and speak a language other than English.
Vancouver, British Columbia
If you are looking to move to Canada because of its tremendous libertarian qualities than Vancouver may be the best Canadian city for you. With one of the largest gay pride parades in the country and legalized marijuana embedded in the culture, this is an extremely inclusive city. Again, more than 50% of the population speak a language other than English, and it is hugely multicultural.
If you are looking to study in Canada, then Ottawa could be your new home. Filled with museums, culture and two prestigious universities (University of Ottawa and Carleton University), this city is known as an education hotspot.
Montréal boasts a French-speaking population of 65%, making this an easy transition for those from French-speaking countries. Indeed, you will find it easiest to find a job placement in the city if you are fluent in both languages. A wide variety of job opportunities are available, and it is a brimming with culture.
Oakville is a small town (less than 200,000 people) filled with opportunity due to its close commute to Toronto and Hamilton. It is perfect for those looking to move with a family and again, is a cultural hub, this time for performing arts. There are several large companies with bases in Oakville, notably Siemens and General Electric. There are also plenty of opportunities in the life science sector.
Moncton, New Brunswick
Finally, our home sweet home of Moncton. Greater Moncton has a population of fewer than 200,000 residents and provides a quieter life. Nearly 50% of residents are bilingual with French and English. For its size, Moncton boasts some sizeable cultural offerings in sport, music and culture. There are also numerous education facilities such as the Université de Moncton and McKenzie College for graphic design. It’s a family-friendly place with growing opportunities across all sectors.
If you’re ready to see how you can make the move to Canada, this is where we can help.
If you are a skilled worker, we can match you with employers across Canada to ensure you have a job offer in place. Then we’ll help to craft your immigration documents, providing you with the best possible chance to make Canada your new home. If you are looking to study, we can help find you a suitable setting and help with the Visa process.
Immigration is a big step, but you don’t need to make it alone.