3 preferred Provinces by foreign professionals to settle in Canada

by Basma Ihmaidan
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When establishing in Canada, it is convenient to consider many things. Despite being the same country, the style and cost of living in Canada vary greatly in each area, and a bad choice can give you problems when it comes to making your budget, or finding a job. This can end up frustrating your immigration plans.

To make the process easier for you, we have compiled in this article the 3 provinces preferred by foreigners in Canada to establish themselves, and within them, we will tell you about the most interesting cities in Canada.

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Most foreigners in Canada end up getting Canadian residency through the study path, which has become very popular in recent years.

 Studying in Canada certain educational programs allows you to combine studies with work, and finally stay residing in the country. But, to do so, you will have to decide where to live, right? So let’s start with the list:

1. Settle in the province of Ontario

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The first of the provinces that we want to mention is Ontario. It is a province with great opportunities, especially in the business and finance field. We have decided to highlight three cities that we believe may be especially attractive to foreigners in Canada.


Migrating to Toronto with a view to obtaining Canadian residency can be very interesting for all professionals in the world of business and finance. This is because Toronto is one of the cities with the highest concentration of this type of company in Canada. In fact, it is also a city with a growing number of start-ups.

Migrating to Toronto is very popular through the study route because it has some of the best universities in Canada, both public and private. Accommodation is somewhat expensive compared to other cities in Canada, but the offer is so wide that it is possible to find neighbourhoods at quite reasonable prices.


West of Toronto is Mississauga, a city that we could consider large, and which houses a population of more than 800,000 people. It is also a very diverse city. A recent survey found that there are in the city speakers of more than 20 different languages, and more than half of its population speaks a language other than English.

More than 60 large corporations are based in the city. These companies belong to sectors such as electronics and computers, pharmacy, banking and finance, transportation equipment, and even aerospace technology, and these are just some of the industries present in Mississauga.

Although it has apartment buildings, like other cities, the price of rent is lower than in neighbouring Toronto, and it is feasible to get a house in areas of lower population density such as small houses or buildings of less than 5 high floors.


Another of the cities in Canada to migrate to maybe Burlington if you are looking for a calmer environment to raise a family without losing professional opportunities.

With steel and manufacturing industry Hamilton’sto the south, and the burgeoning, broad economy of cities to the northeast (such as Toronto), Burlington is a thriving place with a number of major companies ranging from telecommunications to electronics. even industrial pastry.

A part of foreigners in Canada makes up its population of only about 183,000 inhabitants (according to a 2016 census). A smaller city means more affordable accommodation and a lower cost of living. And if you’re willing to commute to work from a distance, cities like Mississauga and Oakville are pretty close.

2. Settling in British Columbia

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On the west coast of Canada is British Columbia, which has a fairly mild climate, especially in its coastal area, and where we would like to highlight some of its cities:


Some recent statistics put Vancouver at the forefront of healthcare in Canada, even slightly above Toronto. In addition, its milder climate and its beautiful beaches make it a very pleasant place for lovers of outdoor sports, and walks in nature, since it also has large green areas

Living in Vancouver can be a very good decision if this is the lifestyle you are looking for.

The city is a major port for trade between North America and Asia and has industries from software, film and media, biotechnology, animation or video game development, to mining and forestry, as well as a large tourism industry. Of all this, the technological part stands out, with special emphasis on their universities.

In house prices, when buying it is somewhat high, however, the rent in Vancouver is almost the same in price as in Toronto. Depending on your income, perhaps a way to live in this city taking advantage of its opportunities without harming your budget could be to rent instead of buying.

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The population is culturally diverse. Employment rates among the immigrant population in Saanich are high and median income is also high, and although the crime rate has increased in the past four years, Saanich remains a relatively safe area to settle.

This is mainly because it is a city with a lot of growth, specifically, it is one of the largest municipalities in the Victoria region. It has a very varied landscape, a not very high cost of living, as well as various employment opportunities.

3. Settling in the province of Alberta

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Alberta has fantastic job opportunities, particularly in the sectors of transportation, technology, construction, medical and agriculture. Within this province, we would like to recommend two populations in particular, which may be attractive to foreigners in Canada.


The economic opportunities in Calgary are diverse and include financial services, transportation and logistics, technology and energy. More particularly, this city is a great destination for engineers, mechanics, miners, and business professionals. Calgary has been classified as having the highest household income of the country.

The city of Calgary has more than 1.4 million people residing in it, and it is the largest city in the province of Alberta

As Calgary’s population continues to grow, home sales prices increase, but rental prices slowly decrease as we see an increase in the availability of rental properties. This makes settling down and migrating to this city not too expensive.

St. Albert

St. Albert is a medium-sized city, so you don’t need to deal with many traffic problems or overcrowding. Although not a big city, St. Albert is not far from the big city of Edmonton, so it is easy to live in one place and work or start in the other, for example.

If you already have a family and are looking to immigrate to Canada with it, or are looking for the perfect place to raise it in the near future, then cities like St. Albert may be the perfect place to settle abroad

The cities of this province have beautiful parks, gardens, markets and heritage sites to explore, so there will never be a lack of activities to do as a family.


Canada has great opportunities to migrate as a foreigner, and this, together with the ease of obtaining Canadian residence or even establishing itself first through the path of study (which allows you to combine study and work in the country), becomes one of the best options internationally.

Provinces like Ontario, British Columbia or Alberta have very interesting cities full of opportunities waiting for you to take advantage of them, as we have talked about in this article. What has caught your attention the most? Start getting informed and how to get established there!

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