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Why You Should Immigrate to Canada in 2021.

It’s really not that hard to get excited about starting a new life in the Great White North. The food is great, the people are even better and the quality of life is second to none. Depending on your occupation, there may be a few factors to consider regarding recertification. However, there is no reason why you won’t be back on your career track, earning a great income and enjoying a markedly better lifestyle in no time. If your question is, is it still a good idea to move to Canada in 2021? The answer is a resounding yes, and here are nine reasons why.

Why You Should Immigrate to Canada in 2021

1. The Canadian Economy is Recovering, Fast

After the tumultuous year that was 2020, a lot of countries took big hits. As we know though, all that matters is how quickly you can get back up again. The summer months have been good for small businesses and consumer spending. No doubt the coming winter months will slow the progress down, but experts believe it will not come to a halt. The biggest improvement comes in the decrease in unemployment. The national unemployment rate in March 2021 is at 8.2%, down from 9.1% in February, and the high of 13.5% during the worst of last year’s lockdown. Jobs in Canada are being created rapidly again and the in-demand jobs remain an excellent way to find your space in the country with ease.

2. Canada is a Big Country

That may actually be the understatement of the century. Canada is the second largest country in the world, with a population of only 37.5 million people. To put that into perspective, the state of California in the USA has a population of 39.5 million people, and could fit into Canada 24 times. Now, the lifestyle in Canada and California may be a little different. You’ll actually be able to afford to live in Canada, significantly more comfortably.

3. A Multicultural Melting Pot

While the majority of the population are of English, Irish, Scottish and French descent, the current progressive immigration policies are making Canada what America was in the first half of the last century, a beacon of hope for a better future. Populations of Chinese, Indian, Filipinos and many other ethnicities from all over the world are increasing every year. At present, over 20% of our population was born in another country, a figure that the Canadian government intends to push up to 50% by 2030. This year immigration target is a sign of that intention, as we intend to welcome over 400,000 new permanent residents to Canada.

4. Free Healthcare

You will read this on just about every article about moving to Canada. But it’s about more than just the fact that healthcare is free in Canada; it’s about the fact that it is accessible to all. We believe it’s a basic human right, and have the population to back it up. The tax funded Medicare system paid for by the government and delivered by the private sector. If you ever get fed up of having to wait a day or two to see your doctor, you will always have private options.

5. Canada is Incredibly Beautiful

One of the upsides of our low population density is a countryside that has been able to retain it’s natural beauty. 90% of the population lives within 160 kilometers of the American border (you’ll understand why in the next point). This leaves a lot of space to explore to the North, and if you’re brave enough, build a life. Cities like Yellowknife and Whitehorse, while small, have a charm unlike any other. You will find more than one town or small city wedged in the valley of a beautiful mountain range, where a picturesque lifestyle quite literally awaits.

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And don’t even get us started on the lakes. A staggering 20% of the world’s freshwater lakes are right here in Canada. It is estimated that there are over two million lakes across the country, 563 of which are larger than 100 square kilometers in size. Then there is the state of our lakes; crystal clear waters that teem with fish, perfect for swimming, canoeing and other water sports in the summer, and in the winter get your ice-skates on and go for a spin on their frozen surfaces. This leads us to our next point.

6. Canada is Cold

No matter where you choose to settle, from Vancouver to Halifax, during the winter time the average temperature is below zero degrees celsius. That’s not to say you’ll be uncomfortable, everywhere, everything has central heating. From your home, to your car and to your place of work. Just make sure you are prepared well in advance with a thick coat, gloves and boots. We love a good set of long johns too.

7. Immigration is Booming

We touched on this in point number three, and it’s true. The department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has set ambitious targets for the next three years.

  • 2021 – 401,000 new permanent residents
  • 2022 – 411,000 new permanent residents
  • 2023 – 421,000 new permanent residents

In the first two months of 2021 alone, over 30,000 foreign workers have been granted permanent residency in Canada. As immigration and visa programs start to open up again and Canadian employers begin taking on more foreign workers, more and more foreign workers will continue to move to Canada. So get in while the going is good!

8. Top Notch Education System

Whether for you or your children, Canada’s education system is something you will want to be a part of. Primary and secondary education is free in Canada and consistently ranks amongst the top 10 best education systems in the world. University fees are paid for by the individual, unless you can secure a bursary. 56% of Canadians between the ages of 25 and 64 have some form of higher education post high school.

One thing to keep in mind is that certain professions require recertification to be able to practice in Canada. For example trades workers such as electricians and welders will need to register with the provincial body of the province or territory that they will be working in. Medical professionals like nurses and doctors will be required to undergo re-testing to ensure their skills and knowledge is up to the Canadian standards. It is important to plan for these minor obstacles when setting out your immigration road map.

9. Good People, Good Governance

The stereotype is true. Canadian are super friendly and overly courteous. The thing is, it’s cultural. You will soon learn that you are expected to say ‘sorry’ in certain situations, and that you’ll make a lot more friends than enemies by simply greeting your server, the cashier or the security guard with a smile. Canadians say sorry so much, a law had to be passed to prevent it from being taken as an admission of guilt!

While you can never make everyone happy, for the most part we are satisfied with how our government runs the country. Canadians were overwhelmingly happy with the government’s handling of the covi-19 crisis. When it comes to the conservative versus liberal divide, we also feel that the government constantly is taking strides in the right direction, expanding the rights of marginalized peoples and minorities, while preserving the rights and freedoms of everyone else. Overall Canada is a progressive country, with no room for racism, bigotry or prejudice. People view each other as equals and no one person is better than another.

Are You Ready?

If you were intending on immigrating to Canada in the past, nothing should have changed. Our economies are struggling, theirs is recovering. The pro-immigrant stance of the Canadian government paints a picture of a bright future for foreigners in Canada. If you are hard-working and intend to build a life for yourself where you can be safe, happy and content, it is most certainly still a good idea to move to Canada in 2021.

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How do I get started?

First thing first! Make up your mind. Once you’ve made up your mind about where you want to study, you should start to think about choosing a program and a university, if you haven’t already. You can research leading universities and discover universities which are best for your subject and area of specialization and you can always walk in to us at LUXAIR TRAVELS AND TOURS for consultation on national rankings of universities in your chosen destination.

You’ll then want to look closely at the courses offered by the institutions on your shortlist, as well as researching the local area and lifestyle, admission requirements and costs.

Once you’ve firmly decided on your program and institution, you should start to think about your application(s). Application processes differ depending on the university and the country, but generally each institution will provide full details of how to submit your application on the official website.

In some cases, there is a two-step application process for international students. This means you must submit two applications: one for a place at the university and one for a place on the course itself. This should be clearly stated on the university’s website. If you still have questions about the process, you should contact your chosen university directly.

If you think you might need a student visa, remember that in most cases you won’t be able to apply for one until you have received a letter of acceptance from your chosen university. Each stage can take several months, so allow as much time as possible.

For more guidance on choosing a course and a university send in an email to us on: Info@luxairtravelsandtours.com.
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Where in the world should I study?

Choosing where in the world you wish to study is not always an easy task. As well as your own personal interests, you should think about practicalities such as the costs of studying in that country (both tuition costs and living costs), your graduate career prospects (is there a good job market?) and your overall safety and welfare.

You should also think about what sort of lifestyle you wish to have during your studies. Do you want to live in a big city or a small university town? Do you want arts and culture on your doorstep or world-class sporting facilities? Whatever your interests, be sure to match them up with your study destination so that you really give yourself the best chance of loving your international experience.

If you need help making up your mind, take a look at some of the most popular destinations- CanadaGermany, the UK and the USA

At LUXAIR Travels and Tour we are always ready to help you put your travels plans in order.

Will I need to attend an admissions interview?

As a prospective international student, it is relatively unlikely for schools to expect you to attend an admissions interview in person, although this is not unheard of – especially for the most competitive programs.

Some universities hold international interviews in various locations around the world, so you may be expected to attend one of these. There is also a growing trend of using video interviewing. This is like any other interview, with a pre-arranged time and date, but will take place online, via an application such as Zoom or Skype.

Do I need to apply for a student visa?

At LUXAIR Travels and Tours, student visas is a big question for those who want to know how to study abroad, though not all international students will need one. If you’re an EU citizen planning to study in another EU country, for instance, you don’t need a visa.

However, as a rule of thumb, if you come from outside of your chosen country’s geographical region/continent, you will probably need to apply for a student visa. This usually only applies to longer periods of international study; if you’re participating in a shorter exchange, last three months or less, a tourist or visitor visa may suffice.

To find out for sure, check either with your chosen university or the government travel website of your country of study. Click here for information on how to apply for a student visa.

After gaining a letter of acceptance, what do I do next?

After gaining a letter of acceptance, what do I do next?

Congratulations, you’re in! Now all that’s left to do is to prepare for your studies, pack up your life into a single (large) suitcase, get your travel documents in order, apply for your student visa, research your accommodation options, and look for funding… don’t panic, it’ll all be worth it!

In fact, as soon as you gain acceptance from a university, the first thing you should start to consider is your travel documentation. Ensure you have a valid passport and travel insurance, as well as a student visa if you need one. Make sure you have sufficient time to get your passport/visa approved so that you’ll be able to travel legally.

For more information on what documentation you’ll need to travel, you should visit the government website of your chosen country to find information for travelers, visitors and international students (e.g. Gov.uk for UK travel information). All the travel information you need should be listed on these official sites.

Alternatively, you can ask your university for guidance. Often, admissions departments will help you to prepare for your travels, and, in some countries, they even apply for the student visa on your behalf. Make sure you check with your university, however – don’t assume someone else is going to sort everything out.

Can I work during my studies abroad?

This will depend on whether or not your student visa allows you to work. In some countries there are restrictions on the amount of paid work you can undertake during your studies. Often there’s a limit of 20 hours’ paid work per week during term time, with full-time work permitted during holidays.

If you don’t need a student visa, it is more likely you’ll be able to work as many hours as you like, as long as this doesn’t affect your studies – but check with the university and/or official government site. If you do work during your studies, it’s not a good idea to rely on your wages to fund living costs, and in many cases you’ll need to prove you already have enough money to support yourself when you apply for your visa.

Where will I live during my study abroad program?

If your chosen university has readily available campus accommodation, it is likely that you will be able to apply for a place in these student halls. If this is not the case, you will need to find your own accommodation.

When money is no object, you can consider renting your own flat, while those on a smaller budget can find shared accommodation with other students or use spare room listings found online. In all cases, you should make sure you do your research before signing anything or handing over any money. Your university’s student support team and student union should also offer advice on how to find accommodation locally.

Further questions?

If you have any more questions regarding how to study abroad, that haven’t already been addressed, feel free to ask them in the comments below and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can! You may also be interested in attending LUXAIR Travels and Tours Study Abroad Workshop / Seminars which offers the chance to meet our universities admission experts from around the world and get advice for your application.

Do I have to speak a second language to study abroad?

Do I have to speak a second language to study abroad?

This depends on the country you wish to study in, and the language your course will be taught in. If you’re not a native English speaker but wish to study a course taught in English, you will have to prove you can speak the language to a fairly high level, by providing English-language test results. This is to ensure you will be able to follow your course without any comprehension problems.

English is also used as a language of instruction in a number of other countries worldwide, particularly for graduate programs and business degrees. English-taught courses will be advertised on the university’s website and can sometimes be searched for using a centralized database run by a national agency.

Common tests accepted as proof of English proficiency to study abroad are the TOEFL and IELTS. If you need to prove your proficiency in a language other than English, there are also similar tests in other languages, such as the DELF/DALF and TCF-DAP (French) or the DSF and TestDaF (German).

Before taking a language test, make sure you confirm which results are accepted by your chosen school to make sure you don’t waste money on the wrong test.