There are various things that you must know before travelling to a foreign country with or without family. New people, a new environment, and a new country hold different cultures, workplace diversity, and laws. To make your experience better and, memorable you need to research more about the particular country. It’s better to prepare earlier rather than experience consequences later. 

This article is just an overview of essential things you must know before travelling or moving to Canada. If any doubts are there, then you can contact the authorized embassy. 

Moving to Canada with Family
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Now, let us dive into the crucial things you should know or take before moving to Canada with your family.

1. There are Two Official Language

Both English language and Frech language are acceptable in Canada. They have equal status in Canada. If you are French, then you would love to go to Canada. The Frenches of the country appears when you move to the eastern province of Quebec. People try hard to keep the French language as much as possible there. There is some law that enforces both the language in Canada get spoken equally. Shops in that area need to put signs in French and greet the customers in French. French speaks french and, they practice Catholicism there. Whereas, British use English and practice Protestantism. According to history, the French colonized Canada, first then the British took over. 

2. Good Healthcare Options

Unlike the USA, Canada has good healthcare facilities. They use a tax-funded Medicare system and, the government pays for the citizen’s basic health facilities and treatments. If you want any medical facilities, then you’ll get them for free. However, waiting a lot to get to the facility. According to the survey, only 43% of Canadian see the medical professional on the same day of seeking help. So feel fortunate if you are friends of a doctor or marrying a doctor. When it comes to serious emergency problems, private health care services are pretty sensible. 

3. Feel Excited to See the Beautiful Landscapes

Spaces between the city help you to explore more and embrace the beauty of nature. Canada, situated 100 miles away from America’s border leaves beautiful places to explore to the north. If you want to hike, then Canada has the best of best places to explore. Apart from tropical rainforests and boiling desserts, Canada has beautiful landscapes. They have a rugged coastline of the Pacific Rim and the magical meadows in the Sky. Also, if you want to feel like western and classic, there is Alberta Badlands. 

4. You must know the climatic conditions

Canada is cold and, there is no summer there. There is no place of nippy and chilly in Canada. When there is winter in Canada, it means it’s cold. The average temperature is below zero in Canada. A vast part of Canada has a temperature of -40 degrees Celsius which is unenjoyable when going outside. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Canada is -63 degrees Celsius in Yukon, Canada in, 1974. At this temperature lakes, don’t seem appealing.

5. Cities are World-class

Canada’s urban life is interesting as it has the most livable cities. No less than three Canadian cities get listed in the top ten. They are Vancouver, Toronto, and Calgary. Health care, infrastructure, education, and stability in the economy have made them on the top. People are waiting and begging to live in these cities. Also, the country is famous for its epic sceneries and mountains. It has the cleanest and most maintained towns in the world. 

6. They Have Over 100 Visa and Immigrants’ Programs

Provincial nominee programs, express entry systems, and immigrants’ pilots are primary immigration ways in Canada. They also have streams and visa types, family sponsorship programs, student visa programs, short-term working holiday programs, and tourist visas. Communities and provincial governments do also have the authority to help the immigrants in Canada. If you add value to their local economy, then they will help you to get permanent residency. Immigrants can also apply for Quebec, as they have Quebec-selected skilled workers visas. 

7. Moving Can be Expensive

Based on the cities where you are planning to live in, the cost varies. Major cities like Vancouver and Toronto provide numerous job opportunities and have the highest cost of living. You need to pay the higher rental expense for small spaces in city areas compared to country-side areas. They also have a tipping culture in restaurants, salons, and taxis. 

People working at these places do expect tips from you. It can take 15% to 20% of your bill and, you need to give them. Service givers also earn less than their working hours, so tips always add value to their lives. 

8. You Need to Say Sorry Times and Often

Canadian are stereotypical about saying sorry. Canadians have grown up with a civilized culture of saying excuse me, please, thank you, and most famous is I’m sorry. Try to pick this one habit as quickly as possible before you move to Canada. People there will get impressed if you say such polite words. Think of it as if it’s a social standard that you need to maintain. People will get Canadian vibes with you.

9. You Need to Have a Good Credit Score

If you have a good credit history in your home country, take that with you while moving to Canada. It allows Canadian banks to analyze your creditworthiness when you go there to borrow a loan. To take a loan from the bank, you need a job offer or an employment contract with you. If you plan to buy a house or car in Canada but never had a credit history before then, start to build soon. Try to maintain it by paying on time when credit card reaches due dates.

10. Get Ready to Taste the Maple Syrup

 Maple syrup has become part of Canada’s culture. The country produces almost 86% of maple syrup. 

 It is one of the plants that represent Canada. 

Most of the maple syrup comes from the Quebec province of Canada. It is delicious and better than sugar.