If you are thinking on emigrating to Canada, you will be interested to know that this is a country with a long history of immigration. In fact, since the post-war period, this nation’s immigration policies have helped create generations of Canadian citizens, who have contributed to the social, economic, political and cultural development of this country.
You will also like to know some curious facts about Canada, such as:
- It is the second country with the largest territorial extension in the world;
- It has one of the strongest economic systems;
- Its inhabitants have an excellent quality of life;
- It has a very consolidated and free health care system;
- It is a multicultural territory and has very clear policies to stimulate immigration.
Just for you to have an idea, Canada admitted more than 405,000 people in 2021 and they estimate that it could welcome more than 1 million new immigrants by the end of 2024. Do you find all these data interesting? They certainly are, but keep reading and discover, in a little more detail, what are the most common reasons why people decide to immigrate to Canada.
Canada is one of the most stable economies in the world
Canada has a strong economy, and the biggest proof is its economic indicators. According to statistics from the International Monetary Fund, it ranks No. 9 in GDP generation, leaving behind nations like Australia, Russia and South Korea. It is also one of the few economies on the planet to recover faster from the Covid-19 pandemic.
According to the study of U.S News Best Countries Rankings, Canada is the third most stable economy, within a list of 85 countries analyzed.
Also, it has one of the lowest unemployment rates (6.5%), even lower than the average unemployment rate of all countries in the world, which stands at 10.31%.
The primary industries that drive the Canadian economy are: services (transport, education, banking, construction, medical assistance, among others), manufacturing (high-tech equipment, automobiles, aerospace technology, machinery, among others) and natural resources (energy , mining, agriculture, fishing and forestry).
It has one of best educational systems
According to World Population Review, Canada is among the five countries in the world with the best educational system. If you are a resident and have children, children have access to free quality education in public schools. In fact, the highest reading levels are found among Canadian students (according to a report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, OECD).
Canada has a level of education equivalent to what you can find in countries like Australia, the United Kingdom or the United States. But, unlike these, you have a much more affordable cost of living. In addition, access to advanced education in Canada is much higher than in any other country in the world.
In this nation there are more than 32 universities that are listed as one of the bests institutions of higher education in the world. But it also offers one of the most affordable costs in graduate education and gives students access to student loans, tuition reduction programs, and scholarship opportunities, even for newcomers to the country.
Canada supports immigration and multiculturalism
Every year Canada welcomes thousands of immigrants to its territory. But unlike other countries, Canadians recognize that immigration is crucial to the country’s development. This is because Canada has one of the lowest birth rates in the world and an aging population. Therefore, the country needs immigration in order to contribute to the development of the economy.
In fact, the tax contribution generated by immigrants helps to finance many of Canada’s leading social programs, such as retirement funds, health care and schools.
Canada is also a country that accepts the different cultures of migrants. In that sense, since the 1970s, Canada officially adopted a policy of promoting multiculturalism and, since then, this has been a fundamental part of the Canadian identity, especially because they understand the importance of immigration for the country.
It counts with a well-stablished health care system
Canada offers both citizens and permanent residents free access to the public health system. That way, you don’t have to pay for most medical or emergency services. This is why free health care is considered the pride of Canadians, but it is also what sets it apart from many other similar economies, such as the United States.
This benefit that Canadians and permanent residents have is also independent of the social status and pre-existing medical conditions that the person may have. According to information from CanadianVisa.org, medical expenses range from major surgeries and stays, to prescriptions and consultations (depending on each province or territory).
Canada is ranked No. 1 in quality of life and is one of the most secure countries
The Canadian nation not only leads the list of countries with the best quality of life in the world, but also registers rates of armed violence and homicides much lower than those of the United States, according to a report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. (UNODC). In addition, Montreal is recognized as the safest city in the world. This is also due to the quality of policing, the low poverty rate and the high quality of life that Canadians generally enjoy.
When it comes to crime rates, Canada has one of the lowest rates in the world. Also, thanks to its migration policy and multicultural acceptance, this country promotes inclusion. Likewise, it is considered the second country with the best conditions for LGBT tourists.
I hope that you have not only found this content interesting, but also that it excites you, even more, to start your migration process to Canada.
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