Author: Yan Desjardins, Founder & Executive Director
Ask any Canadian how they feel about their country, chances are that you will hear them say: ‘We believe Canada to be one of the best countries to live in the world, eh!’, and we believe it too! So keep reading. We compiled 10 reasons why we know you will love Canada.
It is a well-known fact that Canadians are friendly people. Canadians are not confrontational or aggressive by nature. There is so much room to breathe in Canada, places to escape, and nature to soothe your soul that you can say Canadians are ‘pretty chill’! But that doesn’t mean Canadians are pushovers! There are some etiquette rules when you deal with Canadians!
Let me give you an example: Canadians don’t honk when they drive. Honking is for emergencies only. So think of how we drive in Vietnam, definitely not something to do in Canada. You may get a show of hand that doesn’t include all 5 fingers!
Canadian cities have often been ranked as some of the best in the world. There are many to choose from. Here’s a short list: Vancouver, Calgary, Montréal, Ottawa (the capital of Canada), Toronto, and Halifax. All of them are major cities, home to many Canadian universities if you’re looking to study in Canada. We also can’t forget to mention the top-notch healthcare facilities. All Canadian cities offer an excellent quality of life. Each city provides the right vibe for any lifestyle.
The Great Canadian Outdoors! There is so much beauty in our landscapes! With over 40 national parks, some that are even bigger than some countries, you’ll have more than 300,000 square kilometers of land to discover and more coastlines views than you can imagine. But, don’t take our word for it, see for yourself: you’ll be amazed!
Canada’s national sport! And we excel at it. There are many professional hockey teams in Canada with large crowds of super excited fans. Everyone at some point will get the ‘hockey fever.’ So as you start your new life in Canada, make sure you attend a game: you’ll see how fanatic Canadians can get.
Any Canadians can walk into a hospital or a healthcare facility and get granted world-class service and care – for free! The health system is available to everyone, and the government and taxpayers finance it. The Canadian health system is renowned worldwide and definitely one of the best benefits of living in Canada.
Canada has two official languages: French and English! So if you speak one of them, you can have the chance to learn the other. On top of this, Canada is home to 200 different nationalities. So you can find and connect with people that speak your native language anywhere around the country!
Yes, of course! Maple Syrup will make the list. Maple trees are majestic looking in all seasons, and in the spring, they give sap that is extracted from the tree, which is then boiled and turned into syrup! Out of this sticky, gooey syrup, we make taffy candies, maple butter, and even maple whiskey! A must-try on a nice winter day!
The Canadian education system is one of the best in the world. No wonder why so many international students come to study in Canada. From kindergarten to university, Canadians enjoy free education at some of the top institutions. Once you have gained permanent residency, families are entitled to the same institutional fees as Canadian-born nationals. This can save families the extra costs that international students would pay on a study abroad program. If you are looking to study in Canada on a study permit, many Canadian universities and colleges offer affordable education that helps reduce your total cost of studying in Canada.
Canada is home to some of the best and most significant cultural events and festivals, such as art galleries, theater, fashion shows, film festivals, dance companies; this is just a shortlist of all of the wonderful cultural activities that happen around Canada.
Canadians enjoy great social programs. For example, women get 1 year of paid maternity leave after giving birth. Every taxpayer in Canada contributes to the Canada Pension Plan, a social security system for retirement. In addition, many employers offer excellent health insurance on top of what the country offers. In Canada, we take care of each other!
Contact Northern Road today and let us help you find the easiest way to immigrate to Canada for you and your family.