Canada, a country of opportunities
November 3, 2017
Are you tired of the negative economic outlook in Italy? Would you like to leave the country to boost your career?
With an aging population and unemployment levels constantly decreasing, Canada is definitely a country to consider moving to, as they are in need of qualified professionals. In fact, it’s expected that unemployment levels will decrease up to 0% by 2020. This rising demand of professionals turns into an opportunity for Italians who would like to live in an English speaking country, receive a competitive salary and maintain a good quality of life.
In order to help you make an informed decision and start planning your relocation, we have gathered some of the most important Canada’s key facts – you can also find our complete Canada guide here.
Geography and population
Canada is the second largest country in the world and it’s divided into two big areas: north and south. It’s in the south where most of its inhabitants live and where you can find the major cities, such as Vancouver, Toronto or Montreal. Ottawa is also located in the south of the country and it’s considered the second coldest capital in the world, just after Ulaanbaatar, in Mongolia.
Canada is a multicultural and multilingual country, with migrants clearly contributing to the population growth.
Education and healthcare
Public education is available in the country and more and more private schools are also emerging in the country, offering international schooling options.
All residents in Canada have access to the health system, which it is free to the citizens and residents of the country. Canada’s health system is worldwide recognized for its high quality.
Budgeting and living costs
Unfortunately, Canada isn’t a low-cost destination which means it’s important to set up realistic expectations, for example, for renting or purchasing a house. Due to its size, prices can variably considerably, finding the highest ones in the Toronto, Vancouver and its surrounding areas.
It is also important to consider that the stated prices of goods don't include taxes, which means that prices can be 10% higher or more.