5 awesome reasons to live in Canada

There is plenty of reasons why Canada shout out “Awesome”, but we have picked the top 5 amongst our team… do you agree with us?

1 – Scenery/nature

Canada Banff National Park

Thriving cities, great lakes, sandy beaches, towering mountain ranges and verdant plains… it’s fair to say that inside the 9,984,670 km2 that make up Canada you will find every type of landscape setting that you could possibly wish for. With this vast array of environments to choose from, almost every migrant, no matter what their preference or temperament, will find a place they’d like to call ‘home’ in Canada.


2 – Outdoors lifestyle


While Canada’s climate – especially the notoriously cold winters outside of British Columbia – may not make spending time outdoors the most inviting of year-round prospects, the sheer beauty of the country ensures that, no matter what the weather, Canadians like to be outside. A vast array of leisure activities can be enjoyed throughout the year, and winter sport enthusiasts certainly won’t complain when the snow comes, with ski resorts aplenty to explore and enjoy.


3 – Space


Fed up of wasting your life in the traffic jams that regularly clog roads in UK towns and cities of all shapes and sizes? Then Canada is sure to appeal. Whereas roughly 261 people live in per square kilometre of the UK, in Canada the population density ratio is just 3.4 people per km2. Space in Canada – particularly outside of the big cities – is simply in abundance, and for those who settle away from the country’s largest cities those frustrating hours spent bumper to bumper during the daily commute could become a thing of the past.


4 – Happy people

Canadian people

Canada is officially one of the happiest countries in the world. According to the latest United Nations’ World Happiness Report (released in March 2014), Canada was the highest placed non-European country on the list, ranking in 6th place overall. Canadians themselves are generally well known for their friendliness and willingness to help others, and new immigrants often wax lyrical about the warm welcomes they receive from their new Canadian neighbours.


5 – High quality of life


In 2013, Canada was named the third best county in the world in which to live by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The study, which ranks the 36 OECD countries on a number of factors, revealed that Canadians are more satisfied with their lives than the OECD average, with 82 per cent of people saying they have more positive experiences in an average day than negative ones. Canada scored highly in terms of work-life balance, with a Canadian working an average of 1,702 hours a year, less than the OECD average of 1,776. Those who are hoping to become residents of the Canada can also relax in the knowledge that the country is one of the safest in the world, with Canadians reporting the fewest number of assaults of those living in any OECD nation.

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