Moving abroad can be the biggest and most exciting decision you can make, the chance to leave all the stresses behind you and relocate to beautiful surroundings, living the life you’ve always dreamed about. One of the most popular destinations in recent years for British migrants has been Canada, and with its stunning natural beauty spots, affordable housing, low crime rate and friendly reputation it’s easy to see why.
Here are some of the reasons Canada is becoming the number one choice for British ex-pats.
High employment opportunities
With one of the highest rates of income per year, ($35,500 according to Russell Investments), Canada is one of the world’s wealthiest and self-sufficient countries. With low unemployment rates, inflation rates and great job opportunities, especially those with a skilled trade, the country is clearly popular choice. A recent statistics carried out by HRSDC; show that Canada has the second highest employment rate of all the G7 countries.
Great healthcare services
British citizens are used to the NHS, a unique free health service unlike most countries across the globe. Basic healthcare in Canada however is usually free can be frequently used by ex-pats and visitors, giving you peace of mind if relatives come to stay. Almost all Canadians are covered by a national health insurance service known as Medicare, so finding health care for an ex-pat wouldn’t be difficult.
Sick and tired of the hustle and bustle of your homeland and want to live in more secluded surroundings? Canada has the lowest population density in the world and only 35 million people live there meaning you’re guaranteed relaxed quiet surroundings.
Amazing things to see and do
Canada boasts some of the world’s most historically stunning cities including the quintessentially French Montreal and the cosmopolitan cities of Vancouver, Toronto and Ottawa. It also has some amazing things to see and do most notably the CN Tower and Niagara Falls. There are also many excellent skiing opportunities in Calgary and Whistler to be enjoyed meaning there’s something to please everyone.
Low crime rates
Canada crime rate is very and in particular, has the second lowest murder rate in the world and possessing any type of firearm is also illegal in the country. This is one reason that many people move hoping to feel safe in new surroundings.
Canada is renowned for its beautiful wintery scenery, most notably the Canadian Rockies. Take advantage of the skiing and hiking opportunities in the winter and enjoy the summer climate which in some cases can reach up to 30 degrees centigrade.
Food and drink
If you thought Canada was only famous for maple syrup and butter tarts, you’re sadly mistaken! Canada boasts some fantastic restaurants and dining locations catering for all tastes and palettes. Considering the countries location, there is also excellent sea food, particularly from Nova Scotia, where some of the world’s finest lobster and crab can be found.
High quality of living
Canada is famed for its high quality of living, especially education, raising a family, housing opportunities etc. and according to a recent survey by human resource firm Mercer, Vancouver was named the fourth best city in the world to raise your family.