Almost 70% of foreigners looking to relocate to Canada choose provinces like Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia, drawn by attractive salaries and job opportunities. But what most immigrants don’t realise is that these cities are some of the most expensive cities to live in and because most people choose to immigrate to Canada in search of new job opportunities, the likelihood of finding jobs in your field may be very competitive and therefore may affect your ability to get permanent residence, especially if the program you are immigrating through requires a job offer.
One province that is among the best places to live in, and is often overlooked, is Manitoba. Not only does it have 10 of the top 20 In-demand jobs in 2020 list, but some of these occupations have higher salaries than the national average as well as provinces such as Ontario and British Columbia.
Manitoba also has a lower cost of living than most provinces and territories in Canada. Cost of living for a single person in Vancouver, British Columbia, for example, which may have 2 of the most liveable cities in the world but are also the most expensive cities to live in, in Canada. The average cost of living, according to Expatistan.com, for a single person in Vancouver is estimated at $3,497 per month and Toronto $3,472 compared to Winnipeg, which averages at $2,184 per month.
Besides greater employment opportunities and a lower cost of living, Manitoba also offers a lively cultural scene as well as beautiful national parks to explore. Two other great benefits that all Canadian citizens have access to, is free public healthcare and education, making it a great place for young professionals and families to relocate to.