5 Things to Know When Relocating to Canada

People relocate for various reasons. Some of the reasons people relocate are studying, joining their partners, changing scenery, or working purposes. Canada is a beautiful country, and if you get a chance to move to Canada, there are a few things you may want to take into consideration.

This article will highlight some of the essential things you need to know when relocating to Canada for a job.


If you are a skilled worker, you can fast track immigration using the Express Entry for skilled workers’ program. If you are relocating to Canada for a job, using this program will help you get processed in about six months or less. However, you will need to confirm that you qualify for the program before you fill an Express Entry profile, after which you will be required to pay a certain fee.

Your experience and education credentials have to be assessed, and you will also be required to take a language test. You will have a higher chance of getting an invite if you have a high Express Entry score.

Cost of Living

Depending on where you are relocating from, you may find that the cost of living in Canada is high. Therefore, you may want to have some savings before you relocate. You will also need to understand how the Canadian dollar works. Urban areas are more expensive than rural areas, so depending on your savings, you should be able to know where you will live comfortably. Organic food is more expensive, and you will need to consider tax rates.

Weather Conditions

Canada is a vast country. Therefore, the climate varies from cities and provinces. It is such a big country that there are six different time zones, so you may want to consider where you want to live carefully.


Canada is known for its free healthcare system, but this does not always apply to immigrants. You may not be eligible to receive healthcare in the province you choose to live in. Certain states require that you have to wait for up to three months to get a health cover from your arrival date.

To qualify for the cover, you have to be a permanent resident or a Canadian citizen. It would be best to take private health insurance once you arrive in Canada if you do not have permanent residency. If you plan to do a lot of traveling across Canada, keep in mind that your health cover will not cover you the same way in different provinces. Get an insurance cover before you travel.

How to Obtain Citizenship

As an immigrant, once you obtain permanent residency, you are well on your way to gain Canadian citizenship. Once you become a permanent resident, you are eligible for the same social benefits such as protection and a healthcare cover, which Canadians receive. You will be automatically granted permanent residency if you get into Canada using the Express Entry skilled workers’ program.

Students, refugees, foreign and temporary workers have to apply for permanent residency before applying for citizenship since they do not enter the country using the Express Entry skilled workers’ program. You can only get a government job if you are a Canadian citizen.

The listed are some of the things to consider if you plan to move to Canada for a job. This could vary depending on whether you have been offered a job in Canada or looking for one. If you are offered a job, your employer could offer you certain benefits like a healthcare cover.

When you relocate to Canada, the transition will be easier if you have people helping you. However, Canadians are generally lovely, so you will not have a hard time getting accustomed, and Canada is also multicultural.



Alex is the co-author of 100 Greatest Plays, 100 Greatest Cricketers, 100 Greatest Films and 100 Greatest Moments. He has written for a wide variety of publications including The Observer, The Sunday Times, The Daily Mail, The Guardian and The Telegraph.

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