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Ontario

Ontario is the most popular province for new immigrants coming to Canada. In 2021, ontario received about half of all new Canadian permanent residents.

Ontario’s most popular city is also the largest in Canada. Among the newcomers that indicated ontario as their province of destination, a majority intended to settle in the city of toronto. Toronto is one of the most metropolitan and multicultural cities in the world, with more than half of residents belonging to a visible minority group.

Ottawa is the second most popular city in ontario and is also the capital of Canada. Ottawa is considered one of the safest cities in Canada. Canada’s capital city also offers a high quality of life and low living costs.

Winters in ontario can get cold. In some parts of ontario, the winter months can see temperatures below -40°c. Summer time is very pleasant in ontario with the hot months getting up to above 30°c

Ontario boasts a strong economy, generating 37% of the national GDP, mainly through a combination of resources, manufacturing expertise, and exports. The province is also the home to nearly 50% of all employees in high-tech, financial services, and other knowledge-intensive industries.

British Columbia

Located on the west coast of Canada, British Columbia is known for its beautiful natural landscape. After Ontario, British Columbia was the most popular province of destination for new immigrants in 2021. British Columbia is often considered the best province in Canada for immigrants looking for outdoor adventures and milder temperatures.

British Columba’s most popular city is Vancouver. Located on the Pacific coast of Canada, Vancouver boasts stunning ocean and mountain views. Vancouver also has a thriving art scene and is a popular film location for major motion pictures.
The second most popular city in British Columbia is Victoria. Victoria is also the capital city of the province of British Columbia, located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island. Victoria’s slow pace, charm, and unique geography make it the ideal city for any lowkey outdoor enthusiast.

British Columbia is a great province for those who prefer their winter on the moderate side. The coastal regions of British Columba have some of the mildest winters in all of Canada, rarely dropping below freezing temperatures. The interior and central regions tend to have colder and snowier winters, but also have hotter summers than the coast of B.C.

B.C. offers a diverse economy, dominated largely by service industries. Other main industries in B.C. include agriculture, construction, film and television, forestry, fisheries & aquaculture, high technology, manufacturing, mining, and tourism.

Quebec

Quebec is the third most popular province for newcomers coming to Canada. Quebec is the best province in Canada for immigrants that enjoy cultural activities and appreciate the French language.

The largest province in Canada, Quebec, is famous for its wealth of culture, maple syrup production, and the French language. Although French is the official language of Quebec, the provincial government provides certain protections and services for the English-speaking population. While it is possible to get around Quebec without speaking French, it is a good idea to learn the language. Luckily, Quebec offers free courses to new immigrants that want to learn French.

Montreal is Quebec’s most populous city and the third most popular among new immigrants. As North America’s number one host city for international events, Montreal is often considered Canada’s most cultural city; here, you can enjoy various established music, comedy, and film festivals year-round.

Quebec City is the second most popular destination among immigrants settling in the province. The unique French-speaking city strikes a balance between history, modernity, culture, and nature. Residents in Quebec City don’t stay idle in the cold months – the city offers a host of unique winter activities and attractions, including the major Winter Carnival, tobogganing in the middle of the city, or visiting the Hotel de Glace (Ice Hotel).

Quebec’s climate is known for its extremes. While in parts of the province, temperatures in the winter months can drop the cold months can drop as low as -40°C, the summer months can experience temperatures as warm as 35°C.

The economy of Quebec is diverse, largely dominated by the manufacturing and service sectors. Quebec also invests significantly in research and development, with growth in industries such as: information and communication technology; electronics and optics-photonics; life sciences and health technologies; food and nutrition; video games and digital solutions; insurance and finance services; green and smart building; and artificial intelligence.

Alberta

The fourth most popular province among immigrants in 2021 was Alberta.

Located in Western Canada, Alberta offers some of the most popular natural attractions in the country. Alberta is known for its large deposits of oil and natural gas, cattle farming, Rocky Mountains, and Dinosaur Provincial Park.
Calgary and Edmonton are Canada’s fourth and fifth most popular cities among immigrants, respectively.

Calgary is Alberta’s largest city by population. Located in the foothills of the stunning Rocky Mountains, Calgary is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts. Calgary is also host to the famous Calgary Stampede & Exhibition, one of the largest outdoor rodeos in the world.

Edmonton is the capital city of Alberta and the second most populated city in the province. There is never a shortage of activities in Edmonton, a city that hosts over 30 festivals annually. Edmonton also hosts Canada’s largest planetarium and has previously held the title for the world’s largest mall.

Calgary and Edmonton are the top two sunniest cities in the country, with more hours of sunshine than any other Canadian city. The abundant sunshine helps Albertans get through the winters – parts of the province can get as cold as -51 °C. Once the summer months roll along, temperatures warm significantly, parts of the province experience temperatures as warm as 35°C.

Alberta’s largest industry is the oil and gas sector, followed by industries such as agriculture, forestry, education, tourism, finance, and manufacturing. Alberta also offers lower taxes than the rest of Canada, making it the best province in Canada for immigrants looking to save money.

Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan’s diverse economy, abundant natural resources, lower costs of living and great quality of life make it an excellent choice to live, work, raise a family and invest in a business.

The province’s beautiful, wide open spaces are only surpassed by its warm, friendly and welcoming people. At its highest population yet, the province continues to attract newcomers from across the world, to its various communities.

Saskatoon is the largest city by population. Saskatoon is named after a wild berry and boasts the fact that the city, in addition to Calgary and Edmonton, is one of the sunniest places in Canada with a whopping average of 2,268 hours of glorious sun annually.

Saskatchewan derives 95% of its produced goods from natural resources and their refined counterparts. These include grains, livestock, oil and gas, potash, uranium, and wood. Many people work in manufacturing companies that produce foods and beverages, chemicals, machinery, and wood products.

Saskatchewan

Manitoba

Located in central Canada, Manitoba is one of Canada’s three Prairie Provinces. Manitoba is home to over 1,272,000 people. The largest city in the province is the capital, Winnipeg, with a population exceeding 780,000. The second largest city is Brandon, with a population of around 53,000.

Manitoba’s principal industries are mining, manufacturing, and agriculture. Traditionally farming has been a major occupation for Manitobans, and the rich farmlands in southern Manitoba produce wheat, barley, oats, sunflower, flax and canola crops, as well as dairy and livestock farms.

Winnipeg has a sizable financial and insurance industry, as well as government administration and services.

One of the most appealing aspects of living in Manitoba is the low cost of living, making it possible to enjoy a very comfortable life. Housing, energy, insurance and post-secondary education in Manitoba are all among the least expensive in Canada.

Manitoba has long been a very unique blend of different cultures brought together by immigration. Multiculturalism, which is a policy throughout Canada, has been embraced very strongly by Manitobans. Manitoba celebrates dozens of different ethnic festivals each year, highlighting the strength of the various cultural communities in the province. Manitoba has received increasing numbers of immigrants in recent years. Currently, there are over 13,000 immigrants choosing to settle within its borders annually.

New Brunskwick

New Brunswick is one of the four Atlantic provinces of Canada and home to approximately 760,000 people. Saint John is New Brunswick’s largest city (130,000), while Fredericton serves as the capital. The city of Moncton is another important urban center (140,000).

New Brunswick is officially bilingual as over 30 percent of the population speaks French as a first language, whilst the remaining 70 percent are English-speaking. While Canada as a whole is bilingual, New Brunswick is the only constitutionally bilingual province in the country.

New Brunswick has a wealth of natural resources that have traditionally formed the center of its economy. With its vast forested areas, lumber products are one of the main exports. Today New Brunswick is home to a modern service-based economy, with major financial and insurance industries leading the way. Many companies are choosing to locate customer service and technical support call-centers in New Brunswick because of the availability of bilingual staff.

Information technology has also been a growth industry for the province, and a major beneficiary of investment.

New Brunswick receives several hundred immigrants each year, a number the province seeks to increase by attracting immigrants through the province’s friendly communities, growing economy and low cost of living. One way they are doing so is through the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program, which allows individuals who wish to live and work in New Brunswick to come to Canada sooner. The program includes streams both for individuals with job offers to work in New Brunswick, and for business applicants who wish to invest or manage businesses in the province.

Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia is one of the four Atlantic provinces of Canada and home to nearly 1 million people. Located on Canada’s east coast Nova Scotia includes over 3,800 coastal islands in addition to the mainland territory. Halifax, with a population of over 400,000 people, is Nova Scotia’s largest city and its political capital. It is also one of Canada’s major seaports and a main gateway to the Atlantic Ocean.

Nova Scotia has a very diverse economy that includes key industries in the service, manufacturing and mining sectors. Nova Scotia has a highly developed forestry sector as well as a highly specialized commercial agriculture sector. The mining sector is dominated by coal production. The province of Nova Scotia has recently begun to benefit from the extensive exploration of offshore oil and gas has been undertaken in the past decade. Tourism is also an important sector in the provincial economy. Almost two million visitors come to Nova Scotia each year, many of which come from outside Canada.

Nova Scotia is known for having a friendly and welcoming culture that is a fusion of the many cultural communities that call the province their home. In particular some of the long-established groups that have left indelible marks on Nova Scotian culture include Scottish, French, Gaelic, Mi’kmaq and African-Nova Scotian. The result is a mixture that is distinctly Nova Scotian.

Immigration is central to Nova Scotia’s past, its present and its future. Close to 2,500 immigrants settle in Nova Scotia each year, a figure that the province is aiming to increase in the future. Nova Scotia helps to attract skilled immigrants who wish to settle in the province by speeding up their applications through the Nova Scotia Nominee Program.

Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island

Known as “the Garden Province”, Prince Edward Island is one of the four Atlantic provinces of Canada. As Canada’s smallest and least populous province, Prince Edward Island is home to only 140,000 people. Prince Edward Island’s capital and largest city is Charlottetown, with just over 40,000 people. Prince Edward Island is known for its natural beauty, including its 800 km of beaches.

Agriculture, tourism and fishing are the main industries present in Prince Edward Island. About 30 percent of Canada’s potatoes are grown in Prince Edward Island, providing the most important source of income for the province’s 2,000 farms. Tourism, in particular, is on the rise as the Island’s charm, landscapes, and golf courses entice greater numbers of visitors each year. The manufacturing sector is comprised mainly of food processing. High technology is also becoming important, especially in the medical, electronics and agricultural fields.

Like other Canadian provinces, P.E.I. can expect the large majority of its future population growth to come from immigration. To encourage immigration that meets the province’s needs, P.E.I. has a Provincial Nomination Program, which allows the province to select immigrants that wish to settle in the province and get them to Canada sooner.

Prince Edward Island
Newfoundland And Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland is the easternmost province in Canada and is one of the four Atlantic Provinces. The province is comprised of the island of Newfoundland, as well as Labrador, which is situated on the mainland, bordering Quebec. Newfoundland is home to a population of more than 525,000 people, the majority of which live in coastal fishing villages.

St. John’s, the capital city and the historic commercial centre of the island, is by far the province’s largest city, with a population of over 210,000.

Newfoundland’s economy is highly dependent on natural resources. Fishing remains the largest industry followed by mining of iron ore and paper milling.

Newfoundland and Labrador has a rich history of welcoming immigrants and through the Newfoundland And Labrador Provincial Nominee Program, the province helps select skilled workers and entrepreneurs who wish to settle in the province. Through this program the government of Newfoundland and Labrador hopes to encourage more immigrants to bring their skills and human resources to contribute to the province’s economic transformation.

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