A life as sweet as maple syrup

With a strong economy, magnificent scenery and an excellent social security system, Canada is a dream expat destination.

Although sparsely populated and cold in winter, the second largest country in the world offers expats a warm welcome and great job opportunities, as long as you meet its strict entry requirements.

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Quick Facts

  • Population: About 36 million
  • Capital City: Ottawa
  • Neighbouring Canada: United States
  • Main languages: English and French
  • Time: Canada spans six time zones. Newfoundland Standard Time is GMT-3.30, Atlantic Standard Time is GMT-4, Eastern Standard Time is GMT-5, Central Standard Time is GMT-6, Mountain Standard Time is GMT-7 and Pacific Standard Time is GMT-8. In most parts of the country, clocks move forward an hour in March and back an hour in November.

Get to know about the culture, societal norms (if possible) and finding out where to go meet people.

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Relocation Checklist

Our checklists give you a comprehensive overview of the kinds of things you need to do before you move and also what to consider in your first few months in your new country or territory.

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Be ready to live through cold and long winters.

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