The Advantages and Disadvantages of Emigrating to Canada begin with making the decision to emigrate to another country … and for a Spanish speaker it is never an easy task. The customs, culture, traditions and human warmth of his native country are unparalleled and quite difficult to obtain outside his borders.
However, when it is due to major reasons or new job opportunities, this option should not be wasted by the simple fear of leaving your comfort zone.
Undertaking this adventure is not always easy, but it will surely endow you with experience, and will take you to the beginning of a new stage in your life.
Before going completely to a country, your most important task is to investigate. It is advisable to investigate in detail in the political, social, and even climatic areas of your destination country before making the decision to leave your home.
Remember that all those external factors that seem unimportant at first, once you are there will also affect you. (Problems to get fuel, lack of food, political demonstrations, natural phenomena, legal treaties, etc.)
In case you have Canada in mind, here we offer a long list of pros and cons for you to draw your own conclusions.
Because it is always better to start with positivism, find out about all the advantages of living in Canada:
Canada: country of foreigners. Like every giant but sparsely populated country, Canada is by tradition one of the countries that welcomes more foreigners. It is estimated that each year it receives around 250,000 immigrants who join the country’s workforce, or who enter in search of studies and better life opportunities.
Easy access. Canada has two migration systems: that of the Federal Government, and that of the Government of Quebec (self-employed). Likewise, provinces such as: Alberta, Nova Scotia, Ontario and British Columbia have their own programs under the administration of the Federal Government. This offers the immigrant more doors to enter the country.
Express Entry. Also known as “selective immigration”, it is a program that manages applications for permanent residency based on your skills and abilities to integrate into the labor market.
Your visa process is simple. The visa of permanent residence is granted, for 5 years and must remain at least two continuous years in Canada. After four years of continuous residence, immigrants can apply for citizenship (within a period of 6 years) that would grant them all the rights and duties that Canadians of origin.
They need your work. Canada positively conceives the entry of foreigners into its territory, consider the foreign force as a contribution as long as it is productive and in favor of the maintenance of the social system. That is why they give priority to young and qualified professionals, to introduce them to the labor field.
It is one of the best places to live. We do not say it !, says the UN. Over the course of several years, the United Nations Organization has placed Canada in the front row of “The best places in the world to live”.
This, due to the high rates of economic prosperity of the country, and the high quality of life that its inhabitants average. They also have good levels of education and life expectancy.
It is the fifth happiest country in the world! Canada has impeccable indicators in terms of income, education, safety, health, employment, housing and social welfare, it is. This distinction was given by the well-known American newspaper “The Wall Street Journal”, which based its analysis on the eleven variables on welfare proposed by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
It is the eighth safest country in the world. According to a study conducted by the Institute for Economics and Peace and the newspaper “The Economist” Canada is in the top 10 of the safest and most peaceful countries in the world thanks to its low rates of crime and violence
It offers free education. Canada offers free education programs for all its citizens and residents. Due to its stable economy, low unemployment and inflation rates and sustainable financial system, it is possible to ensure quality education and work for its inhabitants.
Quality of life? Let’s calculate !. It is estimated that 6 out of 10 families in Canada have their own homes, in the same way 40% of people over 25 years of age are university graduates, and the percentage of senior citizens (over 65 years old) has doubled in the last 20 years. The numbers speak for themselves.
Multicultural! The strong migratory presence in its main cities makes Canada a country of cultures, nationalities and multiple beliefs. Hispanic communities are growing in Canada, it is estimated that 3% of its population is Spanish-speaking. Who removes you find an acquaintance of your Earth over there? Bilingual. Canada offers an extraordinary opportunity for cultural learning, the existence of two official languages (English and French), accentuates the social diversity of this country. It is averaged that more than 20% of the population has a native language different from English or French. Now we go with what nobody mentions at the beginning: Disadvantages of emigrating to Canada for a strict LatinoBastante. The preeminence of the law, its rules and regulations are demanding, unlike many Latin countries where the laws – not always – are fully met. In the case of Canada, the laws may turn out somewhat punitive and strict (for Spanish speakers) due to its regulation and treatment that may be shocking. In Canada, if the immigrant already permanently committed commits a crime, he or she may not be accepted or even deported. . In the same way, the payment of taxes is obligatory, those who fail to comply could be fined, sanctioned and even go to prison. You must master their languages, it is important that at least you know how to speak well one of your two native languages (English or French) since to fit in your labor market is essential. They are competitive. Your job position, despite being wide, is demanding, the job search can take several months, so as an immigrant you must have enough money to live while you get employment. Can you or the North Pole? Its climate is characterized by being extremely cold, to the point of reaching -40º Celsius in the winter. That is why during 5 months (which lasts the winter) the climate conditions all the activities of the Canadians. For the immigrants, this factor represents a shock due to the climatic warmth that most of the South American countries present. Canada is selective. Not everyone can enter, to do so you need to have a diploma that validates your knowledge, a revalidation and certain work experiences that are demanded in Canada. The candidates are evaluated by a Point System, which allows you to choose according to a series of attributes if they need you or not. Are they like your climate? Much is said about the lifestyle of Canadians, whether they are very cold, or very distant, or shocking. The truth is that it depends on the people you meet and your attitude towards them. Remember that everything is based on perception, if you arrive in a country with a predisposition or fear, your vision will be focused there. With a positive perception of things, and little by little you will find the way.