Your Canadian mountain home

Your Canadian mountain home

If you like mountains, you’ll love Canada. So with UN International Mountains Day on Tuesday, we’re looking at some of the best mountain communities in Canada. But once you’ve spent some time enjoying the views, what will you do for a living? And what will you pay for a home? We put our crampons on and went to investigate.
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Your move to Canada, part one: planning

2019 is shaping up to be an excellent year to move to Canada. The government is welcoming new immigrants, unlike some countries we could mention! So why not you? But if you’re coming it would be unwise to stay off the property ladder for long. The average home price has risen from $164,000 in 2000 to nearly $450,000 today! So this week we launch our six-part series on buying a home in Canada. First off, what to think about at the planning stage.
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Top 6 things to know if you’re buying in Canada in 2019

Low property prices, a booming job market, excellent healthcare, stunning nature…the list of ‘why to move to Canada’ goes on. However, there have been a few changes recently, so it’s important to keep up to date – otherwise you could miss out on the opportunity of a lifetime. So, if next year is going to be your year to finally make that dream become reality, don’t miss our list of the top five things to know if you’re buying in Canada in 2019.
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10 great reasons to emigrate to Canada in 2019!

It’s clear, Canada is thriving. The economy is booming. The countryside is arguably the most beautiful in the world. It’s also the biggest. You can not only have that garden you always dreamed of, but there’s enough for every single member of the population to have 61 acres of their very own. The people are friendly and welcoming to new arrivals. If you’re feeling the draw to emigrate to another country, or have been weighing up your options post the referendum, a move to Canada is an exciting and very realistic possibility.
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Canadian housing market stabilises while immigration invitations almost double

The Canadian housing market has been notoriously expensive for a long time now, but 2018 could mark a turning point. All indications show house prices are beginning to stabilise – meaning that real estate could become much more affordable for expats moving to Canada. Plus, the immigration authority IRCC has gradually increased its number of invitations to would-be immigrants by almost 1,250 per round this year. It’s looking good for anyone wanting to move to Canada!
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Getting a Canadian working visa: what are my options?

For anyone used to moving abroad without needing a visa, Canada’s immigration system can seem complicated. Today, we’re taking a comprehensive look at the main types of Canadian working visa, including who can apply for them and what you need to do. The good news is that, with a need for 400,000 new workers, they’re on your side.
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Getting a working visa for Quebec

Quebec is a popular part of Canada for immigrants, with the bustling city of Montreal a particular draw. Historic Quebec City itself offers a more ‘European’ lifestyle (just surrounded by very North American majestic nature). Getting a working visa for Quebec is a different process to the rest of Canada. Nonetheless, if you follow the steps below, it’ll be easy to navigate.
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Renting out your property in Canada: the rules and regulations

Renting out your property in Canada can be an excellent way to make some extra money. Some readers do so on a seasonal basis, while they occupy it for the rest of the year; others have extra properties that the let out year-round. The rules in Canada do vary between different provinces and territories, so we’ve put together this comprehensive guide to renting out your property in Canada in every region.
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Growing number of British expats get permanent residency in Canada

Canada is the third most popular destination for British expats, according to the United Nations Population Division. And that doesn’t look set to change any time soon, with a 7% increase in British citizens settling in Canada with permanent residency in 2017 compared to 2016. We look at what draws them to moving to Canada – and where their favoured spots are.
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Home buyers in Canada look beyond Toronto

We have just come to the end of the spring buying season, typically the busiest season for real estate across most markets in Canada. With housing affordability a major issue in many parts of Canada, it was a very interesting spring indeed for prices. So what is happening in the property market in Canada as we enter the quieter summer period?
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