TOP 6 REASONS TO IMMIGRATE TO CANADA
1. STRONG ECONOMY
Canada is a member of the G7 countries, a group consisting of the seven largest advanced economies in the world. With the 10th largest GDP in the world, and a low unemployment rate, Canada represents an incredible opportunity for investors, businesses and also individuals looking for successful and rewarding careers. In addition to a solid manufacturing industry focused on advanced industries like automobiles and airplanes, Canada also has a strong high technology and IT industry. Beyond that, Canada is rich in natural resources and has among the largest petroleum reserves globally, in addition to being one of the largest exporters of petroleum. The median family income in Canada is over $80,000 annually, and exceeds $100,000 in some provinces.
2. CHARTER OF RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS
Enshrined in Canada's constitution in 1982, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees political and civil rights to Canadians. It identifies "fundamental freedoms" including freedom of religion, freedom of thought, freedom of belief, freedom of expression, freedom of the press, freedom of peaceful assembly, and freedom of association. It also guarantees Canadian citizens the right to vote and to serve as members of parliament. It grants Canadians rights before the legal system including freedom from unreasonable search, arbitrary imprisonment, the right to legal counsel, the right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty. The Charter also recognizes Canada as having multicultural heritage. All these fundamental human and civil rights are guaranteed to all Canadians, and grant all Canadians equal rights under the law, which makes new Canadians feel fully part of Canadian society and encourages them to work hard and contribute to Canada's development and growth. (Photo by RICHARD FOOT [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons)
3. HEALTH CARE FOR ALL CANADIANS
Canadians enjoy a publicly funded health care system, which means that permanent residents and Canadian citizens can get access to doctors and hospitals without paying out-of-pocket, with a few exceptions. Each of Canada's provinces and territories administers a health care system that outlines the details of coverage provided. The health care system in Canada is funded by taxpayer money, which means that all Canadians have the same access to health care services, regardless of their income level. Furthermore, the quality of the health care provided is generally excellent and highly competitive with the best health care services available worldwide. By immigrating to Canada, you will gain access to our health care system for yourself and your family, and you will never worry about the unexpected and devastating costs of health emergencies and hospitalizations.
4. GLOBALLY COMPETITIVE EDUCATION SYSTEM
Canada's education system is considered one of the best in the world. International testing puts Canada in the top 10 world wide for math, science and reading, far ahead of the US, UK and France. Public schools in Canada from grades 1 - 12 are funded and managed by provincial and local governments, which means public education is provided to all Canadians without any cost to families. Some provinces such as Ontario provide a publicly funded full day kindergarten (KG) program that takes students starting at 4 years old. Canadian universities also offer excellent education, with the Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings in 2018 including 26 Canadian universities among the best in the world. More than half of Canadians have a college degree, which makes Canadians one of the most highly educated people in the world!
5. NATURAL BEAUTY
One of the most amazing things about Canada is the amount of natural beauty you will encounter here. From the warm hospitality and incredible beauty of Canada's east coast, where you can enjoy watching whales and icebergs in the Atlantic Ocean, to the Great Lakes and Niagara Falls, the amazing autumn colors of our endless forests, across the prairies and through the magnificent Rocky Mountains, to the wonderful Pacific coast in the west, and the largely untouched Canadian north. You can spend a lifetime exploring Canada's nature!
6. THE PEOPLE OF CANADA
Canadians are known to be among the nicest and most welcoming people in the world. Canada is a bilingual country, where both English and French are recognized as official languages. Canada is also a multicultural nation, with Canadians having roots from almost every corner of the earth. All cultures and faiths are respected and valued, and it is very likely that in a typical classroom or work environment, many different cultures will be represented. Canada welcomes immigrants who can participate and succeed in Canada's economy, but also has programs for family reunification and refugees. Immigrants help to increase Canada's work force and contribute essential skills to keep our economy strong. They also launch businesses and invest in Canadian companies, which helps to create jobs and prosperity for all Canadians. Most immigrants are highly educated and hard working, hoping to create a better life for themselves and their families, and are able to integrate into Canada's rich and welcoming cultural mosaic relatively quickly.