Have you been thinking about immigrating to Canada? You’re not alone! More than 300,000 immigrants are expected to join the country just in 2019 – hundreds of thousands of immigrants have already made the move to Canada in previous years. It’s no surprise given the vast amount of opportunity for a new and different life in this beautiful, diverse country.
While a wide range of First Peoples were the original residents of Canada, the French and English fought to secure their claims to the country with immigrants from both countries colonizing central and eastern regions. Soon after colonization began, immigrants from around the world saw an opportunity in this new land and established the cultural diversity Canada is widely known for today. For the most part, Canadians tend to be inclusive and welcoming with a great amount of respect for cultural diversity.
About two-thirds of Canada’s newcomers choose to settle in one of six major cities: Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto or Montreal. While Canadians are known for their quiet pride in their country and friendly nature, the lifestyle depends upon which of the 10 provinces or three territories you choose to live in. As the second biggest country in the world, there is a lot of difference from living on Vancouver Island (the western-most region) to living in Toronto (the largest Canadian city) to living in Newfoundland and Labrador in the east.