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8 Reasons to Immigrate to Canada

Published on: August 31st, 2016
Last updated: April 28th, 2022

There are many reasons to immigrate to Canada. With a high quality of life, celebrated multiculturalism, and expansive wilderness, it’s no wonder Canada is ranked among the top countries in the world.

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Canada has a long history of immigration. Post-war immigration policies created generations of new Canadian citizens and helped build not only our population but also the fabric of our society.

In the years since, Canada’s immigration policy has changed many times. But the Canadian national identity is built on a foundation of multiculturalism and immigration.

Here are 8 reasons to immigrate to Canada:

1. You're not alone

Canada admits over 400,000 newcomers every year, with about 250,000 reserved for economic immigrants. Despite an application backlog from the pandemic, Canada welcomed more newcomers in 2021 than ever before in immigration history.

In contrast, despite the United States’ much larger population, our southern neighbours wasted over 200,000 green cards last year, admitting around the same number of newcomers.

Canada has a lot of experience with immigration and is invested in immigrants’ success. Canada invests significantly in providing newcomer services to help new immigrants with their settlement.

2. There's plenty of room for you

Canada is the second largest country in the world. It’s nearly ten million square kilometers, but our population is only 38 million. Canada boasts a spacious countryside and scenic coastal towns with plenty of room for newcomers.

The Canadian countryside is so beautiful, in fact, that even people who choose to live in a bigger city escape to cottages in the country regularly.

3. Democracy

Canada has a very stable political system and greatly values democracy.

Our leaders are democratically elected, and there is very little political unrest in the country. When Canadians are dissatisfied with the government, they can freely protest and lobby for change or elect a different party in the next elections.

4. Access to quality education

Every Canadian has the right to an education. Canada’s free public school system and mandatory schooling laws ensure that every Canadian has at least a basic education. And Canada provides greater access to advanced education than any other country.

Canada is also a great place for international students to study. Canadian credentials are internationally respected and can help international students apply for Canadian permanent residence.

5. If you get sick, you’re covered

Like education, access to necessary medical services is considered a right in Canada. The national health insurance system guarantees that no Canadian citizens or permanent residents will be denied medical care because they can’t afford it.

In Canada, your annual income doesn’t determine your access to medical treatment.

6. Canada is safe

Canada is a free and tolerant country. We have a constitutional Charter that protects our rights and freedoms.

Canada consistently does well in global surveys on safety, progress, and quality of life. In the 2016 Social Progress Index, Canada ranked 2nd overall. We’re also the 8th safest country in the world according to the Global Peace Index.

7. Canada has a strong, stable economy

Canada is known as one of the most economically stable countries in the world. While many countries suffered lasting economic effects caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada has bounced back stronger than ever. By the end of the fourth quarter of 2021, Canada’s economy was bigger than before the pandemic, growing at a pace of 6.7%.

To maintain post-pandemic growth, employers and provinces look to overseas workers to fill labour market gaps. With higher-than-ever immigration targets, and a strong economy, prospective newcomers are positioned for success in Canada.

8. Canada needs you

Canada has an aging population and faces a looming labour shortage. As a country, we depend on immigration to maintain our population growth. The government values immigration for its ability to boost the economy and create jobs for Canadians.

 

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