You have successfully completed your permanent resident application and have been invited to move to Canada with your family. But the question that is likely on your mind is whether or not where you will be living is a good place for families. Here, our Ottawa and Orleans immigration doctors explain some of the best places to live with a family in Canada in 2022.
When considering where to live in Canada with your family, you likely have a diverse range of factors that you would like to see reflected in your new home. Affordability, comprehensive public transit networks, conveneient education options (included elementary, high school and post-secondary schools), and much more.
Throughout 2021 and the beginning of 2022, both home prices and the cost of living in Canada have increased so while before many new Canadians gravitated towards large cities where there were more job opportunities, smaller, more affordable cities and communities may now be more appealing - especially when it comes to having extra space for your children.
The Best Places To Live in Canada in 2022
The 'best' is a difficult thing to state with 100% certainty about any place. Howevre, the following are 3 excellent options for anyone looking to bring their family to Canada to settle down.
Ottawa is a very multicultural city - as one might expect from the capital of Canada. With a population of just under 1 million people, there is plenty of opportunity for work in Ottawa.
What you may not realize, however, is that Ottawa can also be an excellent place to raise a family and offers a number of amenities to help you in that. In particular, Ottawa has two exceptional universities (Carleton University and The University fo Ottawa) that can be excellent local options for older children who are beginning to consider post-secondary education.
And while Ottawa is not the least expensive option on this list in terms of real estate, it is much less expensive than many other major Canadian cities.
St. Johns, Newfoundland & Labrador
If you are drawn to the coast and are looking for a quieter pace of life alongside the amenities that a major city offers, then St. Johns is the place for you.
Despite the population of just over 100 000 people, the capital of Newfoundland & Labrador is a vibrant cultural center with all the amenities of a city. However, it also offers a 'small-town feeling.'
St. Johns also has quite an approachable real estate market, making for a compelling choice for settling down for a bit of island living.
You may have heard of this city for its annual Calgary Stampede - a rodeo, agricultural exhibition and festival that brings people from all over the world. However, this city also offers a number of amenities that make it a great choice for raising a family.
Calgary houses tend to be much larger than in other major Canadian cities and has a wide variety of industries operating in it that make jobs readily available.
Calgary also has a huge selection of schools for young children and beautiful parks for outdoor excursions and enjoying everything the city has to offer.