Moving to Canada? Here’s Everything You Need to Know

Whether you’re moving from Dubai to Canada for a new job or because you needed a change, congratulations on starting a new chapter in your life. While an international move can be exciting, without proper planning it can also get quite overwhelming. If you get yourself acquainted with the country and hire the right international movers and packers in Dubai, the transition will be much smoother for you. The experts at ServiceMarket and ISS Relocations have put together some information on Canada and the process of moving to give you a better idea of what to expect.

Shipping services

After finding the right international movers and packers in Dubai who can take care of all your requirements, make sure to get a detailed quote from them so that you don’t have to face any additional costs later. You should also consider the type of international moving service you’d like to use: door-to-door, door-to-port, or port-to-port. It should cost you anywhere from AED 20,000 to AED 27,000 to move from Dubai to Canada.

Accomodation costs

Every place has its ups and downs. In Vancouver, you might get warmer weather but you’d be faced with high rent prices. The city is known to have the most expensive real estate market in all of Canada. Expect to pay around $3,200 for a 2 bedroom apartment in Vancouver. Meanwhile in Toronto, the rent is estimated to be $2,650 for similar accommodation. If you’re looking for a more affordable city you can consider Quebec or Windsor.

Visa and citizenship

Only if you’ve lived in the country for 6 years, you are eligible for citizenship status. Here are some of the different types of visas to consider:

  • Express entry visa – you can immigrate to Canada and work in your profession
  • Family sponsorship – if you already have a family member living in Canada, they can sponsor your immigration.
  • Start up visa – allows you to set up your own business in Canada

Once you’ve received your visa, follow these tips on choosing the best international movers to make the relocation process smoother.

Cold weather

Winters in canada can be extreme with temperatures regularly falling below -25°C. In severe snowstorms, temperatures can drop to an astonishing -40°C! Always check the weather before going out to avoid frostbite. The weather can be unpredictable so always keep an eye on the weather forecast even on a sunny day. If you are looking to move to a city with moderate temperatures, Vancouver is a good option. It has milder winters and is considered a hot spot for employment if you’re still looking for a job.

Now that you have some information about Canada and the process of moving and settling in there, things should start to look more manageable. Be sure to hire reputable international mover and packers like ISS Relocations through ServiceMarket to make the process hassle-free.

ISS Relocations is a wholly owned subsidiary of ISS Global Forwarding with IAM Governing Membership. Headquartered in Dubai, they focus on end-to-end supply chain logistics. Their services include international moves, pet relocation, local moves, local office moves, pick up and delivery service, packing/unpacking, and storage.

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