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!
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.
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.
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.