Canada is one of the most multicultural countries in the world, with clean and friendly cities, world-class universities, and business and job opportunities. Canada has led all G-7 countries in economic growth from 2003 and has the second highest standard of living in the G-20, as measured by GDP per capita.
Do you speak French?
French is one of Canada’s two official languages. People speak French across Canada—not only in Quebec. From coast to coast to coast, there are many vibrant and dynamic Francophone communities to welcome you.
Strong and stable economy
Canada has a great job market and plenty of opportunities for skilled workers like you. It has a very strong economy that is poised to keep growing. Employment levels are high, and the low annual inflation rate means that it’s relatively affordable for you and your family.
Canada is the leader in research and innovation and also support businesses and entrepreneurs through low taxes and other incentives. All in all, Canada is a great place to work and do business.
Canada has a low unemployment rate and job opportunities where skilled immigrants like you can find professional success and can advance in your career. Explore our detailed labour market information and learn about the types of jobs you can find in different parts of the country.
Canada has a strong economy and fared well in the economic downturn; we have led all G-7 countries in economic growth from 2003 and have the second highest standard of living in the G-20, as measured by GDP per capita. Employment levels are high and our low annual inflation rate means that you and your family can enjoy a low cost of living.
A great place to do business
Canada is a great place to start a business of any size. Whether you want to be your own boss or to bring a medium or large company here, you can join over 1 million vibrant and diverse employers who have built their own success. We have a strong economy, low taxes and business costs, and we are leaders in research and innovation.
High quality of life
If you come to Canada as a skilled immigrant, you and your family will benefit from world-class education and high quality of life.
Canada is a diverse and multicultural country with plenty of support to help you and your family achieve success when you arrive in Canada. Freedom is the foundation of Canadian life. We are a peaceful nation with low crime rates. Canada promotes equal opportunity for all, in all areas of life.
The Government of Canada invests millions of dollars every year to help newcomers settle into their new lives in Canada. There are many immigrant services to help you and your family if you move here permanently. You can use free programs to improve your language skills, learn about life in Canada, help you look for work and much more.
World class education
When you settle in Canada, you and your family will have access to one of the highest quality education systems in the world. The OECD ranks Canada as one of the top performers in reading literacy, math and science.
Canada has a significant share of the earth’s natural ecosystems—25 per cent of wetland ecosystems, 15 per cent of forests and 16 per cent of Arctic ecosystems. Canada’s air quality has also been ranked among the top three in the world by the World Health Organization.
Environmental stewardship is important to Canadians. In addition to countless provincial and municipal lands, Canada’s vast national parks system includes world-renowned sites like Banff and Jasper. Canada’s natural environment has shaped not only the geography of our country, but also the course of its history and the experiences of the people who live and travel here.
Safety and security
Canadians enjoy safe and secure communities. Canada has a national police force and many other law enforcement agencies across the country. The crime rates are so low that the OECD Better Life Index 2014 ranked Canada 9.7 out of 10 for safety. During everyday life in Canada, you can feel safe and secure in your home and community.
Freedom and Canadian values
The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees and protects basic rights and freedoms. The OECD lists Canada as the number one world leader when it comes to acceptance and tolerance of minorities. As a society, we are open to and respectful of different cultures and ideas. Everyone, no matter their religious belief, cultural background or sexual orientation has the right to participate in the Canadian society and economy without fear or oppression.
In Canada, men and women are equal under the law. Canada’s openness and generosity does not extend to early and forced or polygamous marriage or harmful cultural practices that tolerate spousal abuse, such as so-called “honour killings,” or other gender-based violence. These practices are incompatible with Canadian values and are unacceptable in Canada.