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Better, cleaner, safer Canada

Ever wondered why so many people choose to emigrate to Canada, over any other country? Canada offers you and your family a safe and stable life, in a country with the third best quality of life in the world. Have you, yourself, ever considered living in Canada? Canada has a strong and growing economy, with the 10th highest GDP in the world, at about $50,000 per person. And their unemployment rate is at 5,7% - placing Canada in the top-performing bracket when it comes to its employment rates. Canada’s banking system is the foundation of its strong and secure economy, and has been voted as the most stable economy on the planet by the World Economic Forum for seven consecutive years. It is this financial security that allows Canada to offer a good quality of life for the vast majority of its residents. In terms of safety – the OECD Better Life Index awarded Canada an impressive 9.7 out of 10 for safety and security. Gun ownership in Canada is far lower than it is in the U.S., partly because Canadians feel safer. The air quality in Canada is among the world’s best, and the country ranks 9th out of the 33 cleanest countries in the planet for overall air quality, according to a recent Fraser Institute study. People in Canada are generally very environmentally conscious, and the country is kept clean. Below is a list of just a few of the reasons that Canada is amongst the best in the world:

  • Canadians only work 1,702 hours per year – below the OECD average.
  • Everyone has access to sufficient healthcare.
  • Public services, such as water and electricity, are almost never interrupted.
  • There is great customer service, as customers are treated politely and efficiently – the Canadian way!
  • Education is valued, and the Canadian government spend more per capita on education than any other country in the world.
  • All public transport services run on time, and transport is clean.
  • The Canadian police have an exceptional reputation – known for being extremely helpful and excellent at their jobs.
  • Fast and cheap internet is available wherever you go.
  • Everyone is welcome – 41 of Canada’s 338 members of parliament were born overseas, and tolerance and multiculturalism are, therefore, ensured, promoted and protected.
  • It has a tolerant and open-minded society. Canada has been a pioneer of civil rights, and was the first country outside of Europe to legalize same-sex marriage.
  • It is one of the most beautiful countries in the world, with Toronto recently being voted as the fourth most attractive city in the world.

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Third-Party Fees to Consider if You Decide to Move to Canada

Immigration to Canada: what are the costs?

With Canada set to welcome 1 million new permanent residents by the end of 2021, people from around the world are applying for immigration to Canada in order to begin their new life. While the Government of Canada has designed dozens of visa programs to attract students, skilled workers, entrepreneurs and business owners, the two most common methods of entry into Canada are through the federal government’s Federal Skills Workers Program (FSWP) and a study visa.

One of the key priorities of the Canadian immigration system is to ensure the safety, security and health of Canadians. As such, applicants, regardless of country of origin, must all go through a fair verification process that includes, but is not limited to, English testing, medical exams, foreign degree assessments, employment verifications, government application fees and police clearance certificates. On top of this, depending on the visa program, an applicant must verify that they have adequate settlement funds and demonstrate their “proof of funds” to the local visa office.

Federal Skills Workers Program

The FSWP, which is managed through the government’s Express Entry system, accounts for well over 60% of all immigration to Canada. The general costs - per individual - for the main third-party fees are noted below:

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Study Permits

Close to 600,000 foreign students are currently studying in Canada. As one of the best ways to embark on a path toward Canadian citizenship, studying in Canada has become a popular choice for many. Canada has consistently been ranked as one of the best places to study in the world. Depending on the institution, tuition in Canada for one year of full-time study will range between CAD $13,000 to CAD $20,000. As part of the application process, applicants must pay their first term tuition in full. Below are the common third-party fees associated with a Canadian study permit application:

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Canada Has Some of the Most Positive Global Influence

Many people live their lives stressed and concerned about their own, and their loved ones’, safety – a survivalist life. Survival is their main concern, and living a life that is happy, fulfilling and peaceful is simply a dream.

Things are different in Canada. Canada’s society is one where residents are safe, and the infrastructure and state-provided facilities are some of the best in the world. Canada is a country with endless opportunities, with one of the most respected governments in the world.

Canada has recently been ranked at the top of the list of “countries and organizations that have a positive influence on world affairs today,” according to an international poll, whereby 81% of respondents put Canada at the top of the list.

Canada has the third best basic education system, according to the latest study conducted by the US News & World report, which included 80 countries. According to the report, Canada also has the highest proportion of people who continued into higher education. In Canada, 64% of women continue into higher education, taking the top spot for females enrolled, compared to 50% of men, which took the third spot.

Canada is also known for its remarkably high quality of life. In fact, earlier this year, Canada took the number one spot in the World Quality of Life rankings for the fourth year in a row.

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Canada – One of the World’s Most Stable Countries in Every Aspect!

Stability is a big driving factor in South Africans seeking to emigrate. Canada comes in at the top of the list in terms of both economic and political stability.

The World Bank forecasted the global economy’s growth to slow to 2.9% in 2019, so countries that provide economic safe harbours for their countries are particularly important.

Being perceived as economically stable is one of the nine equally-weighted attributes used to develop the World Bank’s Quality of Life sub-ranking in the 2019 Best Countries report. The leaders of the overall ranking of this report are generally countries seen as being economically stable. Currently, Canada ranks fourth on the list of most economically stable countries.

Additionally, Canada is overall ranked as the third best country in the world when all 79 factors of the ranking are considered, with Switzerland and Sweden taking first and second rankings.

Political stability, particularly, has always been a concern for South Africa. A country’s political stability rating is determined based on the number of political demonstrations, strike actions and riots that take place within the country, as well as the percentage of the population who vote and are politically active. Canada currently sits at the top of the World’s Politically Stable Countries ranking, as one of two of the only non-European countries to be included in the top ten.

The Fragile States Index, compiled by the Fund for Peace, determines the least fragile companies in the world. Canada currently sits at 10th on the list, placing ahead of Britain, the USA, and most of Europe.

If you are looking for a life that the offers peace of mind that comes with living in a country with a stable economy and political environment – where you are safe and are offered an abundance of opportunities, as well as having equality and fairness being the norm, feel free to contact us to explore your options. Beaver Immigration has access to all the information that you need in order to make this life-changing decision.

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