Moving to Canada? Here is Everything You Need to Know

—An International Moving Guide from Tippet Richardson

Oh, Canada! Moving to the Great White North can be an attractive prospect for several different reasons. While there are pros and cons to every country, Canada is an extremely popular place to relocate whether the reason is for work, school, love or just to get a fresh start. With benefits including universal healthcare, progressive politics, unrivaled natural beauty and so much more, you can see why Canada is a particularly appealing place to live for so many new residents. Use this information guide to Canada from the moving experts at Tippet Richardson to help you learn everything you need to know about how to live as a Canadian.

A Helpful Resource for Your International Move to Canada

It’s not hard to see why so many people are choosing to move to Canada. As you prepare to embrace your new home, it’s important to understand that there are things that may be done differently here than what you’re used to. Follow our guide below to learn more about our wonderful country and to help you seamlessly integrate into Canadian life: 

Benefits of Moving to Canada
  • Immigrant-friendly
  • Safety and security
  • Incredible job and educational opportunities
  • Free basic healthcare
  • High-standard of living 
  • Multi-cultural society 
  • Personal freedom
  • Spectacular scenery
Common Issues
  • Cost of living 
  • Housing market
  • Language Barriers 
  • Access to Services 
  • Extreme cold weather
Best Time and Places to Move to in Canada
  • When to Move: While there is no wrong time to move to Canada, keep in mind that the country can experience particularly harsh winters, depending on which part of the country you are moving to. For instance, the West Coast usually experiences mild winters, while the further east you go, winters can feel more unpleasant. Therefore, if you want to eliminate as many moving obstacles as possible, you may want to avoid relocating during the middle of winter.
  • Where to Move: One of the most famous things Canada is known for is its diversity. Some of the most popular cities to settle into are Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal, and Ottawa. Of course, the country is huge and there are so many other great cities to explore that may appeal more to you.
Immigration Information
  • For detailed information about immigration and/or obtaining citizenship in Canada, visit the Government of Canada website.  
Contact Us for World-Class International Moving Services

Moving between homes, let alone an entirely new country, can be a huge undertaking. With so many significant details that cannot be overlooked, working with a reliable partner to manage your international move will help make your transition a much easier one. At Tippet Richardson, we have almost a century of experience in the moving industry and possess an extremely thorough understanding of international moving. We have moving managers on hand who will carefully go through your move step-by-step, answer any questions you have, provide you with information about Canada and guide you through all the relevant documentation and customs information. We also provide a wide range of international moving services including packing, shipping, unpacking and more, in addition to a complete relocation package. For more information about the solutions we offer, click here

Call Tippet Richardson at 416-292-4555 or toll-free at 1-800-718-7664 to learn more about our home finder service in addition to our international moving and relocation services, records management, downsizing assistance, and storage rental options.