What do I Need to Know about living in Canada?

What do I need to know about living in Canada

Canada is one of the most preferred study abroad destinations today, and India is the country from where most students go to Canada for higher studies to achieve their career goals. Are you a student planning to study in Canada after 12th or after graduation? This blog will help you learn about various things you should know about living in Canada.

If we talk about Canada, it is the 2nd largest country globally and has the longest coastline and the longest international border. The country has two official languages, i.e. English and French, and is known for its natural beauty, scenic views and Maple Syrup. The academic excellence of the top colleges and universities in Canada is known to everyone and the high-quality lifestyle and low tuition fees compared to the other leading study abroad destinations make Canada one of the best places to study abroad for Indian students. 

Things you should know about living in Canada

Canada is massive

Canada is the largest country in the world after Russia. The country stretches across 3.8 million square miles (9.9 million square kilometers). One can estimate its hugeness from the fact that the UK can fit into Canada 40 times! Due to its large size, the country is divided into ten ‘provinces’ and three ‘territories’ to make things more manageable. 

Canada is freezing cold

Canada is known for its harsh weather conditions. The winters are extremely cold in Canada. The temperature goes down to below -40 degrees in some areas, and students who have come from the warmer regions can find some difficulty living in the country. However, with the right clothing, things are quite manageable. Students usually adapt to these conditions, and facilities provided by the Canadian Government make it easy for students to bear any weather condition. 

Learn some Tips for Packing When Going to Study in Canada

Canada is Multicultural

Canada is known for its diversity. Students and families from across the world are settled in the country and make an important part of the population. Due to multiculturalism, the people in the country are more cooperative and adaptable to other citizens and revel in different festivities that are celebrated across the Globe. As a student going to study in Canada, you will surely find your brothers and sisters from your native land and start to feel at home after a few days of living there. 

Canada has two official languages

Canada is the land of two official languages. English and French are the most widely spoken languages in Canada and have equal status. In some parts of Canada, you will only find people who speak French only, the eastern province of Quebec is one such area.  Learn about Study in Quebec

Canada has the most beautiful Landscapes.

The natural beauty and beautiful landscapes of Canada are known all over the Globe. If you are someone who loves and admire natural setting, you will not be going to get the most out of Canada. Much of the Canadian population lives within the 100 miles of the American border, and one has a lot of room to explore the other side, i.e. the north side of Canada, which is pure nature and has some of the most beautiful sites to behold.

Healthcare

Canada is known for its robust Health care system and provides its residents with exceptional healthcare facilities. The country has Canada has a decentralized, universal, publicly funded health system called Canadian Medicare. Canada has a provincial health care system that covers basic and preventive medical services and emergency care, and eligible international students can make use of these services. Though most health care services are free, Canadians pay for them through their taxes.

Taxation

If you live in a remote area in Canada, the living expenses and taxes are comparatively low, but the taxes are high if you live in cities like Montreal, Vancouver, and Toronto. In Canada, Income taxes are collected by both the federal and provincial governments, and sales taxes vary between the provinces, from 5% in Alberta to 14.975% in Quebec Province.

Driving licenses

The tests and examinations you have completed in your native country may not be valid in Canada, so a need to convert them may arise, and you might have to go through a lot of paperwork. In Canada, licenses are awarded by the province, and every province has their own rules and ways of testing.

Conclusion:

We hope that this blog helped you learn various things about living in Canada. Canam Consultants is your trusted study abroad consultant with expert and certified study abroad counsellors to guide students like yourself to make the rewarding career decisions by choosing the most suitable Program and University.

Canam has offices across India, which you can visit or Call at the Toll-Free No: 1800 137 8055 to avail yourself of the guidance that students across India trust!