Working in Canada
Canada was voted as one of the best places in the world to live and work. This assessment was based upon Canada’s achievements in terms of educational attainment, life expectancy, national income and general quality of life. It also included Canada’s abundance of fresh water, comfortable population density, low incidence of violent crime and a health care system that is a model for the world.
Living in Canada – Fast Facts
- The currency is the Canadian Dollar ($).
- A multitude of languages are used by Canadians, with English and French (the official languages) being the mother tongues of approximately 60% and 20% of Canadians respectively.
- One third of the population lives in the three largest cities: Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. Its capital is Ottawa, and other major urban areas include Calgary, Edmonton, Quebec City, Winnipeg and Hamilton.
- Canada’s ten provinces and three territories extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, making it the world's second-largest country by total area and the fourth-largest country by land area
- All Canadian citizens and permanent residents are eligible for public health insurance. When you have it, you do not pay for most health-care services as health care is paid for through taxes.
- Toronto is very diverse, with 49 percent of the population made up of immigrants
- Located in the heart of Canada's Technology Triangle, Waterloo has the second-highest density of startups in the world. (1st is Silicon Valley)
Living in Canada – Visa Information
Work permits and visas are required by anyone who is not already a Canadian Permanent Residence or Canadian Citizen. Anyone may apply for a work permit before they enter Canada. In some cases, you must apply to a visa office outside Canada. This is usually true if you need a visa to enter Canada or if you need to have a medical exam before you come to Canada.
There are two types of work permits: open work permits and employer-specific work permits. The type of work permit you get depends on the nature of your business. The government of Canada website is a great source of information in relation to visa applications and immigration to Canada.
Thinking About Moving To Canada?
If you are considering working abroad, international recruitment specialists Morgan McKinley can give you advice and guidance on a number of locations worldwide, including Ireland.
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