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A guide to expat life in Canada

  • Culturally diverse, financially strong and with a high standard of living, Canada offers an easy-going yet exciting way of life to the newcomer. From chilly Montreal, to the high plain city of Calgary, over to temperate, coastal Vancouver, the country has a vast, beautiful landscape to explore.  Offering the kind of freedoms and lifestyle choices many from more developed nations will be familiar with and with a constant call for skilled personnel from around the world, Canada is the ideal destination for those looking for a new challenge.

    Despite the advantages of relocating to a dynamic country such as Canada, there are many things to consider before planning a move. As good health and prosperity go hand-in-hand, it’s just as important to think about how you will provide for you and your family’s health care needs, as it is to consider the day-to-day financial ones.

  • Health insurance for Canada

    Canada’s publicly funded health care system, informally nicknamed Medicare, is excellent. Ranked 30th in the world by the World Health Organization (WHO), it is considered better than the health care systems of the U.S. and Australia.

    Find out more about health care in Canada

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    Living in Canada

    From weather and climate to culture and careers, here’s a helpful primer to living in Canada.

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    Moving to Canada: an essential guide

    Canada is a vast and diverse country, with plenty of places to settle down and call home. Find out what you need to know about moving to Canada in this helpful guide

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  • Finding work in a new country

    Canada has a long history of welcoming skilled immigrants to join its workforce. The work permit scheme is complex but it ensures that each province and territory is able to keep step with the needs of its people and industries.

    Read more about finding work in Canada

  • Top tips for working in Canada

    The working environment in Canada is straightforward but respectful; all employees can expect to be treated with fairness.

    Here’s what you should know about doing business in Canada

  • The business environment

    Straightforward and honest, the business working environment can vary from area to area across Canada but there are a few general tips that will help to keep the boardroom a calm and productive place.

    Find out how to fit in when working in Canada

  • Deciding where to settle down

    Canada is a land of diversity, both in terms of culture and climate. From temperate areas in the south to subarctic conditions in the north, snowfall and sunshine rates are something to consider when thinking about relocating here.

    Here are some popular areas to live in Canada

  • Calculating the cost of living

    In general, the cost of living is lower in Canada than say, New York or London, but there are regional differences and a little research would be a good idea before deciding where to settle.

    Learn more about the cost of living in Canada

  • Should you buy a property?

    Property is in high demand in Canada. In some areas, low supply and a high occupancy rate have led to an increase in prices, but on the face of it, prices are generally lower than in cities such as London and New York.

    Find out if you should rent or buy in Canada