Many nations are still reeling from anti-immigration attitudes around the world, especially in the most developed countries. This narrows opportunity for those who are looking to start a new life elsewhere because they fear they will not be welcomed. However, foreign nationals find that the decision to immigrate to Canada has been one of the best (if not the best) they have made due to the welcoming nature of Canadian citizens and residents.
Life in Canada is measured by unparalleled civil liberties and flourishing expat communities in all of its 13 provinces and territories. According to the 2018 World Happiness Report, Canada ranks in the globe’s topmost welcoming nations when it comes to immigrants or those born outside of the country. This statistic is reinforced by the government’s plans to invite well over a million workers to join its economy within the next three years. If you are looking for a place that cherishes diversity and multiculturalism, look no further than Canada, still a safe haven for those looking to settle in a different country.
Life in Expat Communities
The following are examples of the varying communities you could find yourself in, all showcasing several groups of expats living in seasonal climates and taking part in exciting activities.
Tofino, British Columbia
The district of Tofino in British Columbia lies on the west coast of Vancouver Island which means that it still gets sprinkled with snow in the wintertime while offering sunny beaches during the summer. This is a welcoming little community that answers the need for a reminder of a tropical climate.
|British Columbia PNP|
|Express Entry British Columbia|
Red Deer, Alberta
Alberta is the province with the highest average salary in Canada and offers many occupational perks as well as smaller, warm village-like communities. Right in the middle of the province lies Red Deer, a hub of culture with many schools, catering to families living in nearly 100 neighbourhoods. The main language spoken is English but also recognizes populations of Spanish, French and German speakers, to name a few.
|Alberta Opportunity Stream||For candidates who are working in Alberta or are international graduates that have completed their studies at a recognized local university.|
|Alberta Express Entry Stream||For candidates who are already in the Express Entry pool and who are experienced in an eligible skilled occupation.|
|Self-Employed Farmer Stream||For candidates who have experience in farming and who want to own or operate a farm in the province.|
Trout River, Newfoundland & Labrador
This is likely the smallest of the communities listed but those who are looking for peace and quiet will fit in perfectly. This little village is on the island of Newfoundland is in need of some more specialized skills. While there are small tourist-oriented businesses, it’s also the perfect platform for expats to start again with many niche opportunities.
|Newfoundland & Labrador PNP|
|Newfoundland and Labrador Express Entry Skilled Worker||For candidates who are skilled workers and are already in the Express Entry pool. Candidates need a job offer to be eligible.|
|Skilled Worker Category||For candidates with a job offer from a Newfoundland & Labrador employer who may already be working on a temporary work permit.|
|International Graduate Category||For candidates who have recently graduated from a recognized local university and are working on a post-graduate work permit.|
|International Entrepreneur Category||For candidates who are looking to create, co-own or purchase an existing business in the province.|
|International Graduate Entrepreneur Category||For candidates who are recent graduates from a local university and want to co-own, establish or buy a business in the province.|
|Atlantic Immigration Pilot||For candidates who meet an in-demand occupation within one of the Atlantic Provinces and have obtained a job offer from a local employer.|
Oakville is one of the more bustling centres with many younger residents as well as a population of over 30% expats. There are many opportunities in the fields of education, healthcare services and governmental occupations. Dating back to the 1800s, the little town is made up of historical wonders and often showcases arts festivals and sports events.
|Human Capital Category|
|Employer Job Offer Category|
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Another oceanfront city is Halifax in Canada, a clean and nature-rich little haven in Nova Scotia. The most spoken language in the province is English while expats in the area are settled from the Middle-East, China, the Philippines and more. There are many growing vacancies (some with over 30, 000 jobs per sector) for new residents in trade, healthcare, education and public administration.
|Nova Scotia PNP|
|Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry||For candidates who are already in the Express Entry pool and meet one of the 11 eligible occupations under this stream.|
|Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry||For candidates who are already in the Express Entry pool and have worked for a local employer for at least a year.|
|Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities||For candidates who are already in the Express Entry pool and meet specific skilled labour market needs.|
|Skilled Worker Stream||For candidates who are skilled or semi-skilled and have a job offer from a local employer.|
|Entrepreneur Stream||For candidates who are looking to start, co-own or purchase a business in the province.|
|International Graduate Entrepreneur Stream||For candidates who are recent graduates from a local university and want to co-own, establish or buy a business in the province.|
|Physician Stream||For healthcare professionals who have permission from the province’s healthcare authorities to practice.|
|Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program||For candidates who meet specific in-demand skills in one of the Atlantic Provinces and have a job offer from a local employer.|
Support for Immigrants
Unlike a lot of other countries, Canada is focused on the immigrant experience because of having such a high influx coming into the workforce every year. The aim is also to retain the foreign workers who are permanently working in the country and therefore, most regions have support in place, should residents need them.
Many of Canada’s communities offer language classes and workshops at community centres that can help new immigrants to adjust to life in Canada. These could be in French or English, depending on what is most spoken in the region.
This proves especially useful for those working in unskilled positions where the language benchmark for immigration is lower. Those working and studying in Canada can also attend a language assessment centre in order to improve their abilities and stand a better chance of being promoted to higher-skilled positions.
Healthcare & Education
New immigrants will be pleased to know that they are also taken care of by the local healthcare and education system. Many other countries reserve these rights for citizens only or do not have any public systems in place to cater to residents in terms of learning or access to medical care. These systems are free and available to permanent residents no matter where they choose to start a life in Canada.
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