How is life in Canada?

January 13, 2020 By sadra 0

How is life in Canada?

A country with more than 82% of the population fully satisfied with their living conditions, has the lowest crime rate in the world, and has tailored its population policies based on skilled and efficient human migration, may be the best destination for life, work and education. This is Canada of course, but what is life really like in Canada? What are the benefits of living in Canada and does the cost of living in Canada meet international standards? Is Canada really fit for life?

It can almost be said that Canada is one of the most prosperous, calm, safe and free countries in the world.

Life expectancy in this country is 81 years and more than 67% of the population trust their government. Every Canadian has an average of 2.6 rooms, works only 1702 hours a year, and more than 80% of people in the country admit that the good and positive moments of their lives are more than the negative ones.

But this is not just interesting statistics about the second largest country in the world, but according to the latest information provided by the EPOCH TIMES website, a large number of Canadian citizens are proud of their country, which means that almost 73% of Canadians receive free health care. (Health care), 70% are proud of Canada’s high passport validity, 65% because of the Charter of Personal and Social Rights and Freedom, and 50% proud of Canada’s education system.

This may be hard to believe, but according to the same statistics, 64% of Americans plan to move to Canada because of one of the following:

  • Reasonable and affordable Healthcare (63%)
  • Greater political stability (38%)
  • Security (38%)
  • Appropriate and affordable education system (36%)
  • Equal rights (35%)
  • Job opportunities (33%)

Where is Canada?

Located on the North American continent, Canada covers approximately 9 million square kilometers of land and 891,000 square kilometers of groundwater, and is the second largest and largest country in the world after Russia, with a total land area of 9.984.670 million square kilometers. It covers about two-fifths of the North American continent.

Canada became independent after Great Britain gained sovereignty and power in year 1867. According to official year 2012 statistics, Canada’s population is slightly over 34 million and the population density ratio is 4 people per km2.

The common Canadian currency is the Canadian dollar with the CAD abbreviation, its phone number is 1 and (.ca.) Is recognized as the Canadian domain of web sites.

It should be noted that Canada only shares a border with the United States of America. Here’s your summary of the facts and information in this country:

population 34.300.083
Density 3.8 km2
Language English / French
Year of Independence 1867
Capital Ottawa
Currency Canadian dollar
GDP (gross domestic product)


1.790.000.000.000 (2014 info)
GDP per capita 52.186
Onshore Range 9.093.507 km2
Humid Range 891.163 km2
Border country USA
Minimum longitude -141.000
Maximum longitude -52.620
Minimum latitude 41.710
Maximum Latitude 83.210

Ottawa, as the capital city of Canada, it has a population of 812.129 and is 71 meters above sea level. Ottawa is also the capital and political center of Canada and constitutes a constitutional government based on the Constitution and the State House of Commons.

Also, according to “World atlas” website statistics, Canada’s most popular cities are as follows:

Rating city population
1 Toronto 2.600.000
2 Vancouver 1.837.969
3 Montreal 1.649.519
4 Calgary 1.019.942
5 Ottawa 812.129
6 Edmonton 712.391
7 Mississauga 668.549
8 North York 636.000
9 Winnipeg 632.063
10 Scarborough 600.000
11 Quebec 528.595
12 Hamilton 519.949
13 Brampton 433.806
14 Syrian 394.976
15 Laval 376.845
16 Halifax 359.111
17 Autobikok 347.948
18 London 346.765
19 Okangan 297.601
20 Victoria 289.625


Introducing Canada

In general, Canada is comprised of 10 provinces and 3 territories in the northern part, which are listed alphabetically in the following order:

  • Province of Alberta
  • British Columbia Province
  • Manitoba Province
  • New Brunswick Province
  • Newfoundland and Labrador Province
  • Nova Scotia Province
  • Ontario Province
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Quebec Province
  • Saskatchewan Province
  • Northwest Territory
  • Nunavut territory
  • Yukon Territory

You may ask yourself what is the difference between a province and a territory in Canada? The difference between the two is in the type of rule and their rules. Hence, the jurisdiction of the three territories of Canada is vested in the Parliament and is controlled and governed by the Federal Government.

But it should be noted that the constitutional system is in place in all Canadian provinces and each has its own rules. The North American-based country extends from the Atlantic Ocean in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west and the Arctic in the north and is largely covered by plains, forests, lakes and mountains in the west.

Its system of government is based on parliamentary democracy, a federation, a constitution, and a constitutional government. It may sound strange to you, but it is still the highest official and Canadian leader, the Queen of England, and the highest government official to be Prime Minister of Canada.

Canada has a market economy system in which the prices of products and services are set in a free pricing system. Canada is a member of the APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum), the NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement), and the TPP (Pacific Partnership Forum).

If we count Alaska as part of Canada, it is 10 percent larger than the United States, yet Alaska alone accounts for about 10 percent of the total population. English and French are Canada’s two official languages, and Canada is typically regarded as a bilingual country. Of course, only 16% of the country’s population are bilingual.

This means that about 60 percent of these people speak English and only 24 percent speak French. It is not bad, of course, to know that Indigenous Canadians speak between 50 and 60 different languages. About 90% of Canadian citizens are Christian and are divided equally into two Catholic and Protestant denominations.

The country’s most important national holiday is Canada Day (formerly Dominion Day) on the first day of July and is celebrated on the occasion of Canada’s Independence Day. On this day, Canadians celebrate the birth of their country with national and national celebrations, picnics, excursions and fireworks.

The education system in each of the provinces of the country operates independently and is controlled. Education is generally compulsory in Canada from age 6 to age 16. Much of higher education is funded by the Canadian government, with the universities of Toronto and McGill Montreal being the most renowned universities in the country respectively.

On average, two out of every 3 Canadians own a home and one out of every 7 Canadian can heat their home with wood! The average marriage age in Canada is between 20 and 30 years. Most couples have the same level of education, beliefs, religion, and ethnicity, and nearly half of marriages eventually lead to divorce.

Women make up about 45 percent of the workforce, while their income is two-thirds that of men.

Living conditions in Canada

Education and medical services are free for citizens and holders of permanent residence in almost every country in Canada! In other words, health care insurance in Canada is government owned and funded by federal and state tax. International students, however, are also able to use the service under the umbrella of Canadian Student Insurance and can even enjoy other benefits of studying and studying in Canada, such as student work, scholarships, and post-graduate permanent residence in Canada.

Contrary to popular perception of Canada’s climate, the country has a relatively temperate climate in most of its 10 million square kilometers. Add to this all the proximity to the United States and a powerful passport that provides freedom of movement to 172 countries and allows Canadian citizens to live in the United States for up to six months without a visa.

Of course, Canadian immigrants and people residing in Canada through various means, such as studying or working in Canada, must be resident in Canada for at least 5 years to enjoy all the benefits of Canadian citizenship and if they are graduated and have full-time employment in the labor market. Apply for Permanent Residence (PR) and then Canadian Citizenship.

Meanwhile, Canadian schools, colleges and universities have the highest educational standards worldwide and the job prospects in the country are so positive that every student and student has chosen their future career before the end of their education and knows well what kind of horizon to expect.

As one of Canada’s top universities, a guide to Canadian colleges, and a review of Canada’s education system, Canada has one of the top five most quality education destinations in the world and offers many significant benefits and benefits. The immigrants are on their way to apply for further education in the country.

Security is so high in Canada that it has one of the lowest crime rates in the world and is ranked sixth safest in the world according to the GPI World Peace Index. This security is not just limited to social security! Rather, the signs of security in Canada can be seen in the country’s economy, investment, jobs, housing, production and industry.

The cities of Vancouver, Calgary, Saskatchewan, Winnipeg, Brandon, St. Catharines Ontario and Ottawa are all on the list of the best cities that Money Sense has named as the best cities for newcomers.

The city of Sagna, Quebec, is one of the top destinations for immigration and immigration to Canada, of course, but it should be noted that approximately 95% of people in Quebec City and Quebec speak French and live in this area. Canada will require proficient French language proficiency.

Cost of living in Canada

If you still have questions about what living in Canada is like, it’s best to look at the costs of living in Canada. Overall, the cost of living in Canada is significantly lower than in countries such as the United States, Britain and Australia. The cost of housing in Canada is lower than in many other countries, and the cost of food and food in Canada is lower than in many other major countries in the world.

According to available statistics, out-of-home spending in Canada is lower than in Europe and the US, and car and gas prices in Canada are the same. A variety of real-estate auctions held in Canada is one of the best opportunities to cut costs.

Hence, the approximate cost per liter of gasoline is $ 1.02 per liter, the bus cost $ 91 per month, the single-ticket ticket costs $ 3.15, and the taxi cost is $ 16 per 30 minute.

Roughly speaking, if it were not for absolute savings and considering the cost of an average living in Canada, each person would have to set aside between $ 700 and $ 1000 per month for their expenses. This number, of course, should be added to the $ 1500 to $ 1700 cost of housing and commuting. In other words, every 4-person family in Canada will, on average, spend between $ 2000 and $ 2500 a month on ordinary living, plus housing. But if you want to go into more detail on the cost of living in Canada, let’s take a look at the detailed statistics of the CAD transferwise website.

Comparison of basic living expenses Downtown One Room House (Monthly) Meal cost for 1 person (medium restaurant, three meals) Shipping (monthly)
Toronto Canada $ 1.632.92 $ 70 $ 143.25
Montreal $ 986.82 $ 60 $ 83
London England $ 2.781.11 $ 91.08 $ 218.59
New York USA $ 3.809.12 $ 94.86 $ 151.78
Berlin Germany $ 1.094.74 $ 58.32 $ 118.10
Sydney, Australia $ 2.622.22 $ 79.98 $ 159.96

Accordingly, the general and approximate costs of living in Canada are as follows:

Total Cost of Living in Toronto Average cost
1 person, per month excluding rent $ 1.038.73
1 person, for each year excluding rent $ 12.464.76
Student, for every month without rent $ 879.95
Family of 4, no rent per month $ 3.790.91
Family of 4, no rent per year $ 45.490.92


Costs of living in Montreal Average cost
1 person, per month excluding rent $ 944.66
1 person, for each year excluding rent $ 11.335.92
Student, for every month without rent $ 675
Family of 3, no rent per month $ 3.481.98
Family of 3, no rent per year $ 41.783.76

What is the average income in Canada?

But to better understand the cost of living in Canada, it’s not bad to look at the income of Canadian citizens, which varies widely across Canada’s provinces and cities. But in general, the amount of pay in big cities like Toronto or Montreal is as follows:

Toronto Jobs Average income
Cashier $ 16.273
Copier $ 33.534
Economic analyst $ 42.722
Graphic designer $ 33.831
Mobile Developer $ 57.956
Product Manager $ 59.398
receptionist $ 22.486
Software Engineer $ 52.127
Teacher $ 38.889
Website developer $ 42.015

Cost of studying in Canada

According to the latest figures released by the Canadian Census Bureau on the cost of studying in Canada in the 2018-19 year, the average international student tuition is $ 27.159 per year (US $ 20.600) per year.

The cost of studying art and humanities is cheaper, while engineering and medical undergraduate (non-native) undergraduates are among the most expensive in Canada, with an annual tuition of about $ 30.742 or $ Approximately 23.300 US dollars.

The cost of studying MBA and Business Management in Canada is lower than the international average, costing about $ 26.395 per year (US $ 20.000) per year. But both are still expensive courses in Canada.

But the cost of studying in Canada at a master’s degree is usually less than an undergraduate degree and varies widely depending on your chosen degree and university in Canada. According to data provided by the Statistics Canada, the average annual tuition for a senior year in the 2018-19 year is $ 16.497 (US $ 12.500) an average of just over 1% higher than in previous years.

At this point, MBA is typically the most expensive academic course in Canada at an average cost of CAD $ 49.798 (US $ 37.700), while the cost of studying in other normal Canadian MBA courses is It is about US $ 30.570 (US $ 23.160) annually.

Of course, according to recent information from the reputable top universities website, Canadian universities each individually determine tuition and other tuition fees, and this depends on several different factors:

  • Whether you are a native Canadian citizen or an international student
  • Have an undergraduate or postgraduate degree
  • Canadian University Rankings and Global Ranking
  • Type of elective course for applicants to study in Canada

These numbers are related to tuition fees and tuition fees, and to accurately estimate the cost of studying in Canada you will need to add other expenses such as housing, food, books, commuting, telephone and other expenses. The cost of student living (college or school tuition) in Canada, for example, at the University of Montreal, is estimated at about $15,000 annually, which is constant at most universities in the country.

Costs of student living in Canada are directly correlated with student accommodation and spending habits and the cost of living in major cities is definitely higher. It should be noted, however, that compulsory health insurance costs are added to tuition and student living expenses, which cost about $ 864 CAD.

The types of student residences (student dormitory, private residence, and home stay) differ substantially in terms of annual costs. Accordingly, an international student applying for a degree in Canada will have to pay between $ 3000 and $ 7500 ($ 2550 to $ 5640) per year for a Canadian University accommodation.

At the same time, shared private residences cost around C $ 2 (US $ 4.9) per year along with electricity and telephone bills, and so on. Student residences are usually cheaper than other residences and often allow students to buy and spend meals on campus.

But it’s not a bad idea to look at some of the cost of living in Canada:

  • Dining at the restaurant: CAD $ 15 per person (US $ 11)
  • One way ticket for public transport: $ 3 CAD (US $ 2.25)
  • One loaf of bread: CAD $ 2.79 (US $ 2.10)
  • Cinema Ticket: CAD $ 13 (US $ 9.78)
  • Monthly Club Fee: $ 49 CAD (US $ 37)

Part-time and full-time student work in Canada

Given that a large percentage of Canadian applicants are coming to Canada by applying for a Canadian Admission and Study Visa, it is not a bad idea to have some money to cover during study and after graduation in Canada.

If you want to work as a student while studying in Canada, you are allowed to work part-time on-campus or off-campus during the semesters for up to 20 hours per week, and during summer breaks. And in the winter without a work permit you will be able to work full time.

To be eligible for student work in Canada, you must:

  • Have a valid Canadian study permit
  • Be a full-time student
  • Enroll in a higher education and doctorate program at a Canadian-run educational institution
  • Studying for at least a 6-month academic, technical, or vocational training course leading to a degree, diploma or certificate in Canada

You will also need to obtain a SIN Social Security number from Service Canada to work in the country or receive benefits and services of government plans.

It should be noted that if you have graduated from any of the Canadian universities you are eligible for a 3 year PGWP work permit. With this permit, you can work full-time in the labor market and eventually apply for permanent residency in Canada, or PR, after 5 years.

The Benefits of Living in Canada

Overall we can say that Canada is one of the best options for Iranians living abroad. A vast country with abundant resources, a small population compared to the area, many opportunities and a clear prospect of progress in work and education, and most importantly an immigrant and multicultural country that naturally facilitates settlement and adaptation for immigrants.

The most important benefits of living in Canada for Iranians are:

  • Peace and security
  • Legal residence and work permit
  • Dynamic economy and thriving labor market
  • Government support for citizens
  • Respect for civil rights in line with international standards
  • Up-to-date and quality education system
  • Free public schools and student tuition fees
  • Respect for immigrants
  • Freedom of expression, thought and social
  • High level of health care (coverage of universal health care)
  • Attractive climate and geographical diversity
  • Residence opportunities in Canada and Canadian passports
  • The possibility of family reunification with the applicant in Canada
  • Parental Sponsorship Opportunity

So it can be said that if you base your destination on the Cost & Benefit principle, the conditions of work, progress, education and living in Canada are great for immigrants.

It is not bad to know that Canada has the highest rate of immigrant acceptance among developed countries and has received more than 310,000 of immigrants from all over the world in the past year. Therefore, given the immigrants, the existence of different cultures and ethnicities, the opportunity to study and work for all people in society, it can be said that the world’s top 10 economies would be a good place to live.

Life Problems in Canada

Living in Canada is difficult for Iranians, as in many other developed countries. The root of many of these problems in life in Canada, of course, comes from the kind of institutional culture in our country and existing social habits. For example, if you are someone who is not used to living a lawful life and respecting the laws, you will probably have trouble in Canada.

Also, if laws respecting the rights of others and the privacy of individuals are not so well-respected, you will surely face many difficulties in Canada. Of course, these include stricter and completely different income tax laws as well as traffic laws.

So, except for things like weather and language skills, most of the problems in life in Canada come from our lifestyle or the so-called Iranian Life Style.

The most important problems in life in Canada are:

  • Insufficient command of either English or French
  • Not having the necessary expertise
  • Cost of living in Canada
  • Finding the right job
  • The complicated and difficult bureaucracy of obtaining a Canadian visa
  • Long distance between Iran and Canada and problems related to homeland
  • Relatively high taxes
  • Climate and climate differences

The answer to the question of what life is like in Canada may have only one answer: You have to live in Canada to get a fair and reasonable estimate of your living conditions. There is a well-known saying about living in Canada: “Living in Canada is like drinking a glass of water from a clear river.”