With such wide ranging stunning scenery, from mountains and lakes to coasts and cities Canada boasts some of the world’s most stunning scenery. Canada also provides its residents with high standards of affordable healthcare, education and a strong economy making it a great place to live and attracting over over 250,000 people to relocate to Canada every year.
If you're considering moving to Canada you'll have lots to consider, here are some of the tasks you'll need to think about:
Getting a Canadian Visa
The first thing you need to know about how to move to Canada is making it legal and getting a visa. To live and work in Canada you'll need a visa for yourself and any members of your family emigrating with you. You'll need the appropriate type of visa depending on your circumstances, find out the different categories on our moving to Canada guide.
Find a house in Canada
After a job most people's first concern when moving to Canada is 'where will I live?'. Preview trips are a great way to get to know the areas your considering, identify specific neigbourhoods you might be interested in and get a feel for the place. This really helps narrow down your online search or your specification for estate agents you're working with. You could also use a relocation assistance service to help with home finding to save you some time and get a little help from local knowledge.
Find a school in Canada
If you are emigrating with children then finding schools, childcare or other education solutions will no doubt be important to you. Find out more about the Canadian school system and tips for finding a school when you emigrate to Canada in our moving to Canada guide.
International Removals to Canada
Many people when moving to Canada choose to ship personal belongings and household goods to their new home. Unless you're traveling light you'll probably need an international removal company like Bournes who can help you plan your move as well as safely and securely pack, transport and deliver your belongings to your new home. They will help with all the customs documentation and provide advice and guidance on what you can and can't take with you.
Find out how Bournes can help you with Removals to Canada
Converting your money to Canadian Dollars
If you've sold your home prior to the move or have any savings, pensions or cash to take with you then you might need some assistance transferring money to a new bank account in Canada. Many companies can help you save money when compared to using your bank, find out more about international money transfers here.
Prepare for living in Canada
Not only are there many practical aspects of moving to Canada that you'll need to consider, but remember the culture and lifestyle might be quite different to what you are used to too. Find out more in our moving to Canada guide.