Canada is one of the greatest countries in the world. And it’s not just us who says that! With one of the highest human development indexes and some of the most liveable cities in the world, life in Canada is simply a dream. Not only that but with its great lakes and snowy white mountains, it’s a beautiful place to live too. So, before you’re skiing down a picturesque slope in Whistler, we need to get you up to speed on what to do before moving to Canada. Here are our top tips for your move!
Decide what you want out of the move
Canada is the second-largest country by landmass, behind Russia. This means that there are a range of different lifestyles that you could be living. Whether you’re after a chic, cosmopolitan lifestyle in somewhere like Vancouver, a hip and artsy experience in French-speaking Montreal or maybe a cosy village in the mountains, Canada can offer it all.
Learn a bit of French
Depending on where you’re heading in Canada, you may find that the locals speak French. Quebec is the main French-speaking region of Canada. Although only 22% of Canada is French speaking, almost half of the population can carry a conversation in French. That’s why it’s important to learn even a little bit of French, so you can get by.
Bring your warm clothes
If you thought the South Island was cold, wait till you get to Canada! It’s the perfect destination for cold frogs, experiencing chilly winters and very mild summers. Pack your warm clothes and invest in a good pair of thermals if you haven’t got them already.
Canadians have a stereotype of being super polite and in many instances, it’s true. As Kiwis, we think of ourselves as a pretty polite bunch too, so it shouldn’t be a problem to use your manners to their full extent. Work etiquette, for example, may seem a little bit more formal than it does over here.
Consult your moving company
Find a top-quality moving company who are experts in moving Kiwis to Canada. Do this well in advance, so you can start making decisions about what to take and what not to take. Talking to a professional moving company will help you out big time. They’ve done this hundreds of times before and have helped others just like you move their stuff to a different place.
You should get excited every time you think of moving to Canada! It’s going to be one of the biggest events in your life. If you’re thinking of moving up there, then get in touch with The Moving Company. They’re one of New Zealand’s most trusted moving teams when it comes to shipping Kiwis over to Canada. For a smooth, reliable and affordable moving experience, get in touch with The Moving Company and grab a quote today.