Why make the move to Canada?
Canada is a popular destination for many Australians looking to move abroad. It is often praised as being one of the most naturally beautiful countries in the world, boasting high mountainous ranges, deep blue mineral lakes and forest regions that cover vast amounts of the country. For those who enjoy spending their weekends camping or hiking, there is no doubt that Canada can provide.
Canadas is host to world class cities, and a famously friendly and welcoming population. Multiculturalism is a huge part of the Canadian lifestyle, so if you decide to move to Canada you can be assured of a warm welcome. If you are a sports fan, then Canada will not disappoint. Canadians are renowned for their love of sports. From Skiing to ice hockey, you will seldom find a Canadian who does not partake in or support a sporting team.
Finding a home in Canada
Canada is an incredibly diverse country with plenty to offer all who live there. When choosing where you would like to live, it is important that you do proper research not only on your destination, but on you and your family and what kind of life they wish to have once they settle down. It is important to understand that Canada is divided into two distinct regions; the French speaking side and the English-speaking side. If you decide that you will settle down in Montreal then you should be aware that the most commonly spoken language is French, whereas if you decide that Vancouver will be your new home, then English is the most commonly spoken language.
When conducting your home search, you should sit down with your family and have a discussion as to what you would each like from your new area. Maybe you would like to be close to a tennis court, or maybe proximity to schools or workplaces is important to you or even having a public library within walking distance. Once you have created this list, speak with a real estate agent, they are the experts when it comes to home search and they will be able to find you the right place to suit your needs. Before you decide on your new home in Canada you should take the time to visit your new neighbourhood in person to get a real feel for what to expect. Choosing the right neighbourhood to call your new home is incredibly important as it will set the tone for your entire stay in the country.
Preparing to move to Canada
When moving internationally, it is important to be well prepared in the lead up to the move. Consider what you would like to take with you and what you would like to leave at home. The climate in Canada is considerably cooler than that of Australia so you will need to keep that in mind when deciding what clothes to bring. Styles in Canada and Australia differ, and you may find yourself purchasing new clothes once you arrive.
Another thing to consider when deciding what to bring is the size of your new home. If your new home is smaller than your home in Australia then you may need to reconsider what furniture you bring with you. If your new home is smaller than your home in Australia then you should consider putting the furniture that you will not be bringing with you into storage. Allied have several long-term furniture storage in Australia that will ensure your furniture is kept safe and dry throughout your absence. Keeping your belongings in storage means that they are at reduced risk of theft or damage from the elements. If you decide that you would like your belongings returned to you, then Allied will have them returned to your doorstep, whether that be in Canada or Australia.
When packing for your move, remember that your belongings may not arrive for many weeks – so you should consider what belongings you will need upon arrival and take them with you on the plane. This might include work clothes, cosmetics, a set of linen or anything else that you will need to continue everyday life once you arrive in Canada. You will also want to make sure that any equipment which require special care during transportation such as laptops or cameras are kept in your carry-on luggage. This will help you to ensure that it does not go missing or become damaged in transit.
Transporting your belongings
When organising how to transport your belongings from Australia to Canada, look to Allied to help. Allied are the experts when it comes to home removals and have been moving people locally and internationally for over 300 years. When you leave your furniture and belongings in the hands of the friendly staff at Allied then you can rest easy knowing that your belongings will be safely delivered to your doorstep in Canada in one piece.
Arriving in Canada
Once you arrive in Canada and have settled in to your new home it is time to start exploring all that Canada has on offer. Join a sports team or community group to meet and make friends with the locals, go camping on the weekends and explore the Canadian countryside.
The only question you will have for yourself once you begin your new life in Canada is why you didn’t make the move years ago.