Why is immigration to Canada preferable to immigration to other countries?
Safety is the main factor when choosing a city for living. It is worth noting that Canada has never been subjected to major terrorist attacks in history, and crimes are committed here much less often than in other countries.
Canada is one of the few countries where being an immigrant doesn’t mean being second class. If in most countries of the world after immigration you must assimilate, then in Canada this is not required. First, there are a lot of first- or second-generation immigrants among Canadians. Secondly, Canadians are used to living in a state of the constant influx of immigrants – only in the last few years after the adoption of a new immigration policy, the country receives more than 200 thousand people annually.
Third, Canadians know that, as a rule, immigrants have a good education and professional skills, they are successful in doing business, and their arrival is a boon for Canada, which in the end is a boon for the native Canadians themselves. And finally, Canadians are very friendly and tolerant, especially in terms of racial and ethnic relations, and they consider multinational culture one of their national treasures.
Canada is one of the few countries in the world that makes it easy enough to get a residence permit for people who do not have close relatives in Canada but are highly qualified specialists or successful businessmen.
In particular, to obtain an immigrant visa to the United States, you must either have close family members who live in the United States and have citizenship or residency, or you must show that you are harassed in your country of residence and qualify as a refugee.
In Canada, in addition to these listed opportunities, you can also take the “independent immigrant” class if you have a good education and/or good professional skills, as well as the “entrepreneur” or “investor” class if you have successful experience in running a business or are willing to invest the money you have in the Canadian economy. Canada has a plan to immigrate to over 200,000 people a year, making it perhaps the most accessible country in the world.
The cost of goods and services in Canada after living in other developed countries is pleasantly surprising. For example, Numbeo.com, when comparing the cost of living in the US and Canada, shows that prices for goods and services are lower in Canada. Of course, there are many expensive cities here, such as Toronto or Vancouver, but in large metropolitan areas, residents have higher incomes.
Most jobs are in the service sector, in the production and processing of natural resources. The country’s economic power is concentrated in Calgary, Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal. But even in small towns, you can get a job with decent wages.
Proficiency in two languages - English and French – gives an advantage when applying for a job, since state bodies, according to the law, operate in both languages at once.
Convenience for family life
When a person chooses a country for permanent residence, it is crucial to consider the opportunity of a comfortable life with his family. Canada gives great conditions for family life – incredible nature, many interesting places, social benefits, quality education.
In Canada, health care is provided by the government-funded Medicare program. Life expectancy for Canadians averages 78.6 years (81.4 years for women and 75.8 years for men). It is the tenth-largest among 192 countries.
Every resident has the right to receive health insurance – social protection, expressed in a guarantee of payment for medical care in the event of an insured event at the expense of the funds accumulated by the insurer. Some employers provide an additional discount on health care services.
Free emergency services are still available for people who have not received a health insurance card.
According to research carried out by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Canada is the world leader in education. According to the Canadian Bureau of International Education for 2016, 353,000 foreign students are studying in the country. China, India, France, and South Korea prevail among the countries-“exporters” of students.
The Canadians themselves prefer to study at home: only 2.3% of students decided to leave for a foreign university. The most popular countries for Canadians to study in are France, the USA, and the UK. There are both public and private universities in Canada, competing with each other.
For talented students, the government annually allocates grants and scholarships. The country provides benefits for low-income families and persons with disabilities. Among the provinces, British Columbia, Alberta, and Ontario are recognized as leaders in education.