Moving to Canada from Australia? Here’s why it’s a good idea

With its famously liberal mindset, vibrant cities and spectacular natural beauty Canada is one of the world’s favorite places to relocate to. Immigrating from Australia to Canada is usually easier than migrating from many other countries to Canada. The unique relationship that these two countries have as members of the Commonwealth, as well as their shared language and cultural links, makes the immigration process easier. Similar in size and population density to Australia, Canada has radically different landscapes to discover. An applicant may be eligible to immigrate as a worker, or be sponsored by family members already in Canada. Skilled immigrants may apply under programs such as Express Entry, Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Federal Skilled Trades Program, Canadian Experience Class, or Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP). Students who possess three years of work experience and who have completed their studies at Australia can directly apply Canadian permanent Residence.

Immigration from Australia to Canada

Cost of Living in Canada vs Australia

Living in Canada compared to Australia often equals out to be about the same or very similar in each country. Australians make about 36% more money than Canadians while they also are paying 35% more for basic utilities such as garbage, water, heating, and electricity. Most items in Canada will be a bit cheaper than Australia but it equals out to be about the same since Australians make more money in Australia.

Popular Canadian cities vs Australian cities

Yes, some of these cities may have climates as different as chalk and cheese – but you’d also be surprised at their similarities.

Toronto vs Sydney

Both of these large cities are buzzing with life. From their international residents and thriving financial districts to their happening bars, clubs and restaurants, both Toronto and Sydney have that exciting urban atmosphere you only find in the world’s most vibrant cities.

Montréal vs Melbourne

Culture vultures will find plenty to compare between these diverse cities. With their lively arts scenes, packed festival calendars and devotion to all things foodie, it’s impossible to be bored in either city. What’s extra exciting about Montréal is its French culture, which influences everything from the food markets to the architecture.

Calgary vs Adelaide

If you love Adelaide’s mix of cosmopolitan city life and friendly country feel, you’re sure to love Calgary, where affluent skyscrapers exist side-by-side with a strong rodeo culture. It’s even nicknamed “Cowtown”. Both cities are surrounded by vast and beautiful countryside to explore on the weekends.

Nightlife

Canadians like to let their hair down just as much as the Aussies. For one thing, cozying up in a friendly bar is a great way to stay warm in winter! The big cities are the home of the best nightlife but smaller towns very much have their own thing going on too. The remote destination of St. John’s in Newfoundland, for example, boasts the highest number of pubs per capita in the whole country.

Montréal is renowned for being a liberal city that never sleeps, with all-night raging happening every day of the week. It has a particularly vibrant gay district and an endless choice of dance clubs featuring music from techno to jazz. The nation’s capital, Ottawa, has a cosmopolitan selection of bars and venues, with an excellent theatre and arts scene.

Vancouver is the place to go for funky cocktail bars and exclusive clubs, although you can also find more laid-back nightlife offerings in the Kitsilano neighborhood. Toronto has the best in live music from down and dirty basement venues to huge mainstream arenas.

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