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The Best Cities To Settle In Canada for Immigrants

Canada is a cosmopolitan and friendly country for immigrants. It is as hospitable as it is stunning. There are various reasons so many people would want a Canadian permanent residence status. One of which is an abundance of beautiful and clean cities that bring real delight to live and work there. It is a thing to plan to relocate to Canada, it is another thing to settle down there.

Settling down in a foreign country has been tough for some people, especially those people that do not have any close relatives in the place of migration.

As promising as Canada is, one would not want to go and settle in a place that does not have much to offer in their choice of profession or a place that will take them years for them to settle in.

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Some Of The Best Cities To Settle In Canada

This post will provide some insight into some of Canada’s best cities and what they offer in terms of employment opportunities, the standard of living, nightlife, and other factors worthy of consideration. Here are the top cities in Canada, in no particular order, where you will find it easier to settle in compared to others.

Ottawa

Why this city is coming to mind first is because of its immigrant services. The city has an immigrant service called OCISCO, Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization. The city offers services in the area of clinical counseling, settlement, multicultural liaison, and career mentorship. Many immigrants also choose Ottawa because of the job opportunities it provides.

Settling in Ottawa

It is the nation’s capital and the English language is their main language. The situation has been reputed to be family-oriented and reserved. Ottawa also offers a wide array of epicurean experiences, ranging from fine dining restaurants led by creative chefs to street-side food trucks with conceited mouth-watering dishes.

ByWard Market features an outdoor market by day with more than 260 stands. Residents in Ottawa tend towards sports more than nightlife.

The advantages include easy to get rural or suburban lifestyles, moderately priced housing, high paying jobs, low crime rates, close to the USA and Quebec, and excellent institutions of learning.

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Edmonton

Edmonton is arguably one of Canada’s most reasonable and affordable cities to live in. It is located within the province of Alberta. As a matter of fact, Alberta is the only province without a provincial sales tax. Edmonton is nicknamed “the oil capital of Canada” which explains it’s having the lowest gasoline and diesel prices in Canada. No wonder car is the main mode of transportation.

Settling in Edmonton

The general cost of living like housing, entertainment, and taxes have been deemed one, if not the lowest in Canada. That is a way of saving extra and affording a disposable income to enjoy. With steep rent prices, fairly priced food items, and reasonable tax, settling in Edmonton is one of the choices one would want to make.

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Averagely, Residents of Edmonton have more disposable income than most other Canadians. In terms of transportation, Edmonton, being a major area in Alberta have good city bus networks including those that travel frequently between the smaller cities.

Fredericton

Fredericton has been dubbed to be an affordable city as it has a range of real estate for all budgets. Fredericton is experiencing a lot of influx of people that have been moving into the area, which is driving the economy of the New Brunswick capital.

Fredericton Affordable City

Boasting a low unemployment rate, stable economy, fair cost housing, and a great quality of life, Fredericton is a very desirable place in which to live and invest in property. It is good to know that the forestry, fishing, mining, quarrying, the oil and gas industries have shown signs of trending up, further bolstering employment. Fredericton’s ICT business and research community are also helping with the economic boost.

Food prices in Fredericton are said to be a little, just a little higher than the national average, but of course, where you have disposable income, there is always that extra money to spend on groceries as you would be spending lesser on rent. Moreover, you will find the freshest farm produce in this area. To sum it all up, The City of Fredericton Transit Division operates 28 buses on twelve routes, running Monday to Saturday, from 6:15 am until 11:00 pm (except on Holidays). The transit service is safe, reliable, and convenient transit for all residents.

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Calgary

Calgary has experienced major population growth in Canada since 2011, more than any other area. It also has the youngest average age, more than any major Canadian city. Weather in Calgary is categorized by four distinct seasons. Most times, it cools off comfortably at night, but frost can occur at any time of the year. The culture in Calgary is a diverse one as most of the residents therein were not born in Canada. Being in the province of Alberta where they do not pay sales tax, the cost of living is relatively low. Another factor that contributes to that is the lower price of gas.

Calgary

Food is fairly prices in Calgary and the city has a variety of cafes, restaurants, and pubs. All of them have a remarkable offering in terms of eating out.

The transportation system in the city is served by buses and light rail transit (the C-Train). Even as there is no underground rail system therein, the low cost of gas makes driving a car around not expensive.

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Montreal

With a metropolitan area population of just over 4 million, the city is Canada’s second-biggest, after Toronto.

Even as the city has been overtaken by Toronto as Canada’s commercial hub, it is still an important capital for commerce and architecture as well as arts and culture. Being the economic capital of Quebec, it is culturally diverse as different settlers are residents in the city. A city that has a China Town, a Little Italy, a Little Portugal, and several other neighborhoods assumed by immigrants as their own.

Montreal

Although English is the major language here some street signs and signboards are labeled in French. The city boasts of affordable housing a very low crime rate with easy access to basic amenities. Business services, manufacturing, and retail tend to be the major industries in play in Montreal. Approximately half of all people working in Montreal have their occupations in the sales and service industry.

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Even though by the requirement of Montreal’s language laws, it is required that public workers must be able to speak French competently, most businesses look to hire people who can speak both French and English to serve a larger public. The transport system in Montreal is not bad as well as it is quite easy to move about without a car. The city has a healthy transit system of 185 bus lines and 4 subway lines, called the Metro, which has 68 stations.

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