Are you looking for a better quality of life? Are you interested in
better education for you and your family members? Are you looking for a
better work environment? Are you interested in beautiful landscapes and
Well, in my opinion you have made an excellent decision when you though
about Canada as an option to immigrate.
We will walk together in one direction and with one goal in mind:
starting your new life in this beautiful country.
We will walk together, because we have one thing in common: we both
know that there are more options for living our life than the life that
was assigned to us since the moment we were born. We were born
surrounded by several circumstances, such as our country of residence.
If we live our life unconsciously, without evaluating and analyzing the
direction of our steps, we will most likely live, grow and die in the
same country doing the same things. However, if we decide to live
consciously, we will realize that we can create and imagine different
ways to live our only life.
I am certain that you have already made a pause in the journey of your
life and evaluated the direction of your steps.
You are willing to take risks and you are ready to start walking in a
Again, why Canada? Well, we will answer this question together
analyzing some interesting facts about this beautiful country.
One of the main reasons to choose Canada as your country of residence
is its quality of life. Canada has been rated several years by the
United Nations as the #1 place to live in the World, based upon various
factors such as standard of living, environment, and other factors.
This survey (published in the United Nations´ Human Development
Report) measures several factors on life in the country; however income
levels are not used as a main source of measurement.
For almost a decade (1992 – 2001), Canada was “the best country in
the world to live in”. Canada had moved back to the 8th position
recently, however Canada has recently moved up to 4th position in the
United Nations’ human development survey, and it is now above the
United States (only below Norway, Sweden and Australia).
According to the United Nations survey (2004), life expectancy in
Canada in 2002 was 79.3 years, compared to 78.9 in Norway, 80 in
Sweden, and 79.1 in Australia. Other countries considered to have
“low human development”, have a
life expectancy of 48.5 years (Mali) and 46 years (Niger). Canada is
one of the countries with the highest life expectancy in the world.
In relation to economic indicators, Canada is also considered one of
the best countries in the world. For instance, the GDP per capita in
Canada in 2002 was US$ 29,480, compared to US$ 26,050 in Sweden and
US$28,260 in Australia.
Countries which are considered to have “low human development” had
a GDP per capita of US$1,020 (Kenya) and US$1,390 (Uganda).
Life expectancy in Canada is the world’s highest at 79 years. Canada
has moved ahead of the United States in overall rankings and it is
getting again closer to the number one spot.
Canada has one of the cleanest environments in the world. Being the 2nd
largest country in the world, with a population of over 30 million,
most of the country’s land is unspoiled by industrial development. It
has some of the cleanest and purest air, water, and natural resources
in the world.
Canada also has one of the best Health Care systems in the world. For a
monthly fee, Canadians have access to one of the best medical care
available. This is an advantage not only for Canadians, but also for
The education system in Canada is also one of the most competitive.
Education is free until Grade twelve and tuition for University for
immigrants with Permanent Resident status is approximately one fourth
of the regular fee for foreign students.
The public school system in Canada is extremely effective and it
provides excellent Elementary and Secondary education programs.
Another advantage of Canada is its cultural diversity. Thousands of
immigrants from all over the world arrive to Canada every year to start
a new life. Therefore, the country has a very multicultural society,
and this fact represents a great advantage for new immigrants, since
Canadians are very friendly with people from all different backgrounds.
Canada was built up over more than one hundred years by immigrants from
all over the world, and Asians have played a role in Canadian society.
This fact has resulted in equal opportunities in business, academics,
and even politics. Asian communities have been established in Canada
for more than a century. Actually, two of the largest Asian communities
outside Asia are in Toronto and Vancouver. In most of these cities,
Chinese newspapers, Television, and Chinese groceries are available!
In summary, Canada is one of the best countries in the world for you
and your family to start a new life. Canada is the best option for your
Alex Berez Author of “Step by Step Immigration to Canada” http://www.StepByStepImmigrationCanada.com