Immigrating to Canada From The USA

Moving to Canada from the USA will always be the dream of some US residents. This is all thanks to the similar history they share in immigrant communities, economic opportunities, ambitiousness, academic benevolence, and many more. And both countries appear to have a great fondness for each other’s as revealed in the numerous benefits they provide each other.

So, if you are a student, a worker, or anyone seeking to move from the US to Canada, here a couple of things to know before embarking on your life-changing voyage.

For A Worker

If you are planning to work in Canada, then you are fortunate, because the Canadian environment is renown as another hub for a creative boom. For whatever you have to offer, you are assured of making it huge in Canada.

However, you need to apply for a work permit and must carry a valid work permit to legally work in Canada. If you have a valid job offer from a Canadian employer, then that is much luck. If you have not landed the job yet, do not get disappointed because you can easily utilize online job boards to find Canadian job vacancies. And you sure will land one soon.

Working Without A Permit

Sometimes, US citizens may find themselves needing to work without the permit, and they can take jobs in particular fields such as performing art, after-sales services, athletes, military officers, and the media.

For Intra-Company Transfer

The US and the Canadian governments are great trading partners with many affiliate companies in both countries, which makes it easy for employees of these international companies to move to Canada with their families.

As A Student

Canada has always been an attractive destination for students as well as for individuals seeking more academic prowess. Considering the towering tuition fees and other school demands within the USA, many US citizens find moving to Canada a desirable feat.

In Canada, the tuition cost is pleasantly a fraction of what is required in the US. Also, there are opportunities for the student to work and school too. This will not only supplement the student’s income but will give them numerous experiences and an opportunity to explore other professional possibilities.

As A Business Professional

Canada offers lots of opportunities for business professionals. As a business, you can open a branch of your existing business in Canada or look at opening a new business. Each province has something unique to offer for business investors. There are several business immigration options at both the federal and provincial levels. In Canada, there are business immigration options for investors, entrepreneurs, and self-employed workers. You can take a free assessment with us to see if you are eligible for business immigration. 

As a self-employed person

If you have performed at a world-class level and have experience in sports and cultural activities, you may consider immigrating as a self-employed professional. If you have experience of participating at the world-class level in cultural activities or sports, you may look at this program.

Other Considerations For Moving To Canada Include:

  • Beautiful Landscapes

If you love nature, Canada will present to you a paradise, and you may never wish to return to the USA. The breathtaking sights of tropical rain forest, crystal meadow in the sky, magical Saskatchewan River, and many more. The travelers and adventure seekers can keep themselves busy with no chance of boredom in beautiful Canada

  • Amazing Health System

Canada’s universal, publicly funded health-care system—known as Medicare—is a source of national pride and a model of universal health coverage. It has been the envy of many countries, including the USA, so moving to Canada means you will finally have the privilege of having the government take responsibility for your medical bills.

  • It Is Prettily Cool This Way

Canada is not just cold but freezing with temperatures as low as -30°C or -40°C, so you better keep this in mind and plan for lots of warm clothing. And Canadians love ice hockey too, so if you have a liking for this game, you will have more than enough in Canada.

Do you love maple syrup? Get ready to be overwhelmed with lots of sweetness in almost all Canadian restaurants.

  • Look Out For Bears And Small Furry Buddies

Polar bears and regular bears are not just seen in movies, but you can experience them live now and this is possible in Canada. Canada is known for its rich wildlife; one often sights the small cute beaver and the moose. Beaver, this tiny creature is Canada’s national animal and thus, is a known face imprinted on the Canadian currency notes. So, look out for the beaver road signs as you drive in the Canadian road to avoid any mishaps. As Beavers love crossing the road.

Lastly, Canada is the world’s most multicultural country. Canadians welcome people from different cultures and countries wholeheartedly. So, culture shock is not a chance when your feet kisses the beautiful grounds of Canada.


Chitra & Associates Immigration Consultants Inc. is an immigration consultancy firm assisting you with visa and immigration to Canada. We are based in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada, and servicing clients across the world. You can Book a Consultation with an Immigration Consultant to know your eligibility and the best program that is available for you.


Please note that none of the information on this website should be construed as being legal advice. As well, you should not rely on any of the information contained in this website when determining whether and how to apply to a given program.
Canadian immigration law is constantly changing, and the information above may be outdated.
If you have a question about the contents of this blog, or any question about Canadian immigration law, please contact the Author. Please book a consultation if you would like to get answers to general immigration questions and advice specific to your situation.

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