Canada as an Immigration Destination

Canada is well recognized around the world for opening its doors to immigrants looking for a better quality of life. Canada is a country built by immigrants. It is officially a multicultural country and holds two official languages: English and French.

Immigration is highly valued in Canada because it enriches the country's cultural and social fabric, contributes to its economic growth and reunites family members from around the world. Each year, an average of 220,000 individuals immigrate to Canada, and 160,000 become Canadian citizens.


Below are some of the main reasons why immigrants from all over the world choose Canada as their first choice of where to live.

  • Canada has a very high overall quality of life.
  • Canada is a democratic country where individual rights and freedoms are protected by law by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
  • Canada has one of the best universal health care systems in the world.
  • Canada has an excellent publicly funded education system.
  • Canada has many job opportunities.
  • Canada has been ranked number one as the best country in the world to live in by the United Nations Human Development Index.
  • Canada's post-secondary school enrollment is the highest in the world.
  • Canada is the second largest country in the world. With a square surface of 9,976,128 sq km and merely 30 million residents, there is ample physical room for newcomers.
  • There are is a multitude of international cultural, ethnic and religious communities to support newcomers in their adjustment to Canadian life.
  • Canada is a peaceful country that does not have any internal wars.

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