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5 Good Reasons You Should Move To Canada (And 1 Reason You Shouldn't!)

Posted on Wednesday August 20, 2014 (04:22:46)

Canada offers the best of both worlds with its serene natural beauty and modern cities. It has always welcomed expats with lucrative career opportunities and a high quality of life. The country’s large multicultural population also makes it easy for expats to adjust to life in a new place. People move to Canada for many reasons and here are some of them.

Affordable healthcare

Healthcare in Canada is state funded and under the system citizens can avail of medical treatment from primary care physicians, preventative care, access to hospitals, dental treatments and additional medical facilities.   more ...

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Using The Healthcare System In Canada – A Short Guide For Expats

Posted on Saturday August 09, 2014 (02:47:33)

Canada has one of the strongest Healthcare Systems in the western world, which offers a wide range of options to all its residents, including the expats. The standard of treatments, doctors, hospitals, insurance and medical services in this country are at par with The US and UK.

Doctors and hospitals

Almost all the cities in Canada have a few general hospitals (private and public), in addition to psychiatric clinics, special hospitals and women’s nursing homes. You will also find a children’s hospital as well as pediatric wards in every hospital. The general hospitals are usually huge and can deal with almost any condition.   more ...

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Useful Job Hunting Tips For Expats Moving To Canada

Posted on Monday June 30, 2014 (00:33:00)

Canada provides plenty of resources that can help you find a job in the country. Different provinces have different requirements and prefer certain skill sets. It is important to confirm that the qualifications you have obtained from your home country are recognized in Canada.

The Canadian job market
Economic growth in Canada occurs primarily in the cities of Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver. There tends to be higher unemployment in areas such as the Atlantic Provinces.

Many companies in Quebec hire those who are fluent in French. If you are fluent in both English and French, it will definitely work in your favor here.   more ...

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5 Experiences You Must Try As An Expat In Canada

Posted on Tuesday April 29, 2014 (17:16:00)

Canada is a country of great natural beauty and it offers much variety to those who wish to explore the land. Here are five uniquely Canadian experiences that every expat must have.

Catch the Northern Lights

The Aurora Borealis is nature’s very own light show in the sky. It is a natural phenomenon that occurs when charged solar particles interact with atoms in the earth’s upper atmosphere. The result is a spectacular rainbow of colors that is highly visible during the period from January to March in the Northwest Territories. To catch a glimpse of this otherworldly occurrence, you can visit the Aurora village in Yellowknife, which also has heated outdoor tepees for guests. Other activities here include dogsled rides along frozen lakes, ice fishing, snowmobiling and snowshoeing. Remember to keep a keen watch for the elusive lights as they move quickly across the sky.   more ...

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3 Places You Might Want To Move To In Canada But Have Probably Never Heard Of

Posted on Tuesday March 11, 2014 (04:00:16)

Canada has some of the most livable destinations in the world. Everyone has heard of the big cities like Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal and Ontario, amongst others, and most will agree that these are great places to move to for better employment, housing and overall quality of life. But Canada also has a few gems tucked away from the spotlight that may allure you with their quaintness, simple lifestyle or scenic beauty.

Sechelt

Located on the lower Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, Sechelt is about 50km northwest of Vancouver. Named after the Shishalh people, the original settlers of the land, the district of Sechelt’s coastline is a thing of beauty, with its cobbled beach, tree-trimmed mountains, waterfalls and creeks.   more ...

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Five Recommended Expat Blogs – Canada

Posted on Sunday January 26, 2014 (20:19:00)

At Expat Focus, we like to keep an eye on the blogosphere and see who’s sharing interesting, up to date content about expatriate life around the world. In our internet travels, we come across blogs we’d like to recommend as excellent reads for anyone considering expat life. Today we’re focusing on Canada; here are five of our favourite Canadian expat blogs.   more ...

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Sam McDadi, McDadi Real Estate

Posted on Monday November 18, 2013 (21:44:15)
Sam McDadi
Please tell us a bit about yourself and your company

I have been a realtor in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, for more than 25 years. To date, my team and I have achieved approximately $2.5 billion dollars in sales, with more than 7,000 homes having been sold. We help families, friends, and clients buy and sell homes—everything from small condos to expansive mansions— throughout the Greater Toronto Area; mainly in Mississauga and nearby areas.

Throughout my career, I have always remained committed to my clients. My strategic approach to the real estate business includes having an amazing team of professionals. My team allows each and every client to receive the highest level of service possible—we have home inspectors, photographers, stagers, graphic designers and writers on staff. We also have an extended team of lawyers and mortgage brokers that our clients are preferred customers with. As a direct result of our efforts, Team McDadi continues to be one of the top-ranked teams of real estate professionals in all of Canada.   more ...

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Canadian Senior Management Roles Outside of Ontario and B.C.

Posted on Friday April 26, 2013 (19:30:19)
Montreal, Quebec
Canada benefits from a busy job market. A number of expats decide to make the move to Canada to work and live. It has similarities to other Western countries and feels like a home away from home in many ways. Despite the recent global recession, Canada remained unshaken and whereas other G8 economies crumbled, Canada has added to its job tally since 2009 and the economy is stronger. The federal government and many Canadian industries have started to expand trade with emerging Asian markets, in an attempt to diversify exports. Widely debated oil pipeline proposals are hoped to increase exports of Canadian oil reserves to China and add even more opportunities to a country which is ideal for the modern expat family.

While Ontario and British Columbia tend to be areas of choice for expats, Canada offers a number of other key employment opportunities outside of cities like Toronto and Vancouver and these should be researched and explored fully before you make the move to the country.   more ...

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Living as an Expat in the Northern Climes of Canada

Posted on Thursday April 04, 2013 (13:47:07)
Gros Morne Park, Newfoundland
Since at least 2009, in which a survey sponsored by HSBC determined that "expats in Canada have the best quality of life" and "found it among the easiest places in the world to integrate with the local population," [i] the nation has been glowing with pride. Canada, which probably shouldn't be blamed for acting in its own self-interest, is fond of promoting itself to the rest of the world as a shining beacon of social and technological advancement: something that is occasionally done with a bit of a 'nudge nudge, wink wink' implication that it is much better in these areas than its crazy and chaotic southern neighbor.

However, one has to be careful when speaking of Canada as a monolithic, mono-cultural entity, and prospective expats may not be able to just randomly choose any locale within this gigantic land mass and find themselves at home there. It has to be remembered, that nearly 90% of Canada's total population lives within 300 km of the border with the United States, with a full 60% of that population inhabiting either southern Ontario or southern Québec (even in southern Ontario, the weather can already be chilly enough in November, and all the way through mid-April, to necessitate several layers of clothing.) The only major metropolitan area outside of this 300 km (i.e. 500,000 inhabitants or more) is Edmonton in Alberta province.   more ...

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Schooling in Canada: What to Expect

Posted on Monday March 18, 2013 (16:55:21)

Public education in Canada is free of charge for all citizens, though "free" should not be taken to mean - as it often can - a product or service of poor quality. In 2010, the OECD [Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development] ranked Canada favorably among the rest of the industrialized world, with several Canadian provinces lagging only behind the Shanghai province for global reading proficiency. The nation as a whole placed 6th in the world - well ahead of the U.S. or U.K. - after data from the OECD's International Student Assessment was collected (notably, it achieved this while spending far less money per pupil than either of those nations.) To put it simply, even state education in the country is nothing to scoff at, and some provincial initiatives - such as having a maximum number of students allowed per classroom teacher - aim at maintaining this standard through resolute measures.   more ...