Are you thinking of moving to Canada for good? Do you know a lot of things about the North American country? If there’s little information you know about Canada, here are some facts about the country, from climate to economy, rights to laws.
Canada is the second largest country in the world and home to many different cultures. This nation in the north has opened its doors to many immigrants from all across the globe.
There are many different landscapes in Canada. Some areas are home to tall mountains while others have green forests and grasslands. In other parts of the country, you can find arctic tundra, wherein the lands are frozen all year round. Apart from the land, Canada also has a lot of rivers and lakes, which are a part of their tourist spots.
It experiences four different seasons – winter, spring, summer and fall. Winter can be very cold and in many areas, snow storms occur. This is perhaps one of the reasons why many people would turn down a life in Canada especially if they come from a tropical or humid country. However, if you know how to survive it, surely you would be able to love the country just as much as its residents.
English and French are the two official languages of Canada. Every single services – documents and publications— of the federal government are written in both languages. Although it isn’t compulsory to many jobs to speak in French in the workplace, it will help a lot if you try and study the language before moving to Canada.
Canada’s economy is divided into three industries namely service, manufacturing and natural resources. As a migrant or expat you may find work that focuses on health care, construction, education, factory jobs, or agriculture. The Canadian government, in fact, welcomes workers from almost anywhere in the world as long as you enter the country legally.
As someone who’s thinking of moving, one of the most important things you may want to know about Canada is its laws. To be able to peacefully live in the country you have to abide by its rules.
All laws apply to every single resident of Canada. All these identify and safeguard the freedoms and rights of all citizens and migrants. If ever you need a lawyer to represent you, territorial and provincial law societies can help you out. Even better, if you can’t afford one, you can hire a lawyer for free through legal aid. Police are stationed all across the country so you can call them anytime you want to report a crime. 911 is the number to dial.
In case you are arrested, stay calm and answer all the questions clearly. It is also helpful that you carry identification at all times. Also, you can ask to have a lawyer before being interrogated. If you are having a hard time speaking English, you could also ask to have a lawyer.
In terms of rights, Canadian residents enjoy some of the best in the world. Read and understand the Canadian Charter of Rights because this constitutes all the laws that protect you. It also provides you with information regarding the values of Canadians.
Canadians and migrants are allowed to practice whatever religion they have. They are given the freedom of expression, belied and opinion. At the same time, Canada protects every resident, citizen or otherwise, from discrimination. However, with these rights enjoyed, you need to be a responsible resident as well. Do not do anything that is against the laws of the country.
Now that you know the general facts about Canada, are you ready to make the move?