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Top 3 Cities to Settle in If You’re Making the Move to Canada

July, 2018

You’ve made up your mind and have decided it’s time to make a change. You’re going to move to a new country and start a new life. After a lot of research, you have decided on the country that is right for you – Canada! But now comes the hard part as you ask yourself: what city will I live in?


At Boyd Moving, we help both individuals and families make the move to Canada every day. We love hearing from our clients why they have decided on certain cities based on a number of factors including cultural diversity, cost of living, job security, lifestyle, and overall quality of life.


After some research, we decided to put together a list of 3 cities to settle in if you’re making the move to Canada to help you find your next home.


Let’s get to it.

3. Toronto, Ontario

It should come as no surprise that Toronto, Ontario made the list. Toronto is not only the largest city by population in Canada, but is recognized as one of the most multicultural cities in the world.


According to IMMIgroup, the growing Toronto population is expected to reach over 60% visible minorities in the near future. The city’s diversity becomes highlighted as you explore the various neighbourhoods that Toronto is home to including Little Italy, Koreatown, Greektown and Chinatown.


Aside from a rich cultural diversity, Toronto has a booming economy with strengths in many industries including technology, finance, education, arts, business, and tourism. This creates an ideal environment for those looking to set up shop in a new city as the job market caters to people with various professional backgrounds.  

2. Calgary, Alberta

Calgary is definitely one of Canada’s gem cities. It is best known for its annual event, the Calgary Stampede, and its importance to the oil and gas industry. With a population of over a million, Calgary has a lot to offer as a city to live in.


The economy of Calgary is diverse and is a great destination for engineers, mechanics, miners, and business professionals. In addition, Calgary, unlike other places in Canada, doesn’t have a provincial sales tax. This allows you to keep more money in your pocket.


Calgary is a nature lovers dream. Whether you hike, bike, skate, snowboard or ski – Calgary offers it all. Take a trip to the Rocky Mountains, ski in Canada Olympic Park, or canoe on the beautiful waters of Lake Louise.


If this all sounds like your kind of city, Calgary may just be the place you’re looking for.

1. Ottawa, Ontario

Yes, we’re a little biased but you had to know we were going to mention Ottawa. If you’re looking to live in a city with a small town appeal, Ottawa might be the place for you.


One of the main reasons people move to Ottawa is it’s affordable housing market. Unlike Toronto or Vancouver, you’ll be paying much less to live in Ottawa. Even if you choose to live downtown, the prices are a fraction of what you would pay in most big cities in Canada.


Economically, Ottawa is stable. As a government town, there are no shortage of jobs in a variety of departments, requiring a wide range of skills.


Lastly, Ottawa has one of the highest percentages of parks to residents in Canada. This makes it ideal for outdoor lovers, and for families who want to take their kids to the park to play.


If you’re looking for a clean, safe city to set up shop and raise a family in, there aren’t many places that can top Ottawa.


Let’s Make Moves


So there you have it. The top 3 cities to settle in if you’re making the move to Canada.


If you are making the move to Canada, Boyd Moving would be happy to help you make your move as seamless as possible.


Whether you are moving overseas, cross-border, or coast to coast, our team has you covered. Your move should be an exciting time, not one filled with setbacks, headaches and anxiety.


Give our team a call today to see how we can help make your move one to remember.