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To work in Canada, most foreign workers need to obtain a work permit before they can work in Canada.

Which city in Canada has high job availability for new migrants and a cheap cost of living?

By: Maryam Rafati on Feb 01, 2019 04:16 PM EST
Hi, I have secured my work permit and I will be moving to Canada shortly, in order for me to decide on a city, I need to know where the jobs are and what the cost of living is in those cities. Any idea?
Robyn Jones[CICC ID: R514419]
By: ROBYN JONES[CICC ID: R514419] on Feb 28, 2019 06:14 PM EST
Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant and Immigration Instructor operating in Nanaimo, BC. Assisting clients in most areas of Canada and the rest of the world.
I would assume this is an open work permit or your permit would be telling you what area you need to live in. You need to do research yourself about job availability and cost of living. Most major cities can be prohibitively expensive. Vancouver and Toronto are good examples. Even smaller cities like mine (Nanaimo) are much more expensive than they were a few years ago. Students coming to Nanaimo, for example, often would post on the rental pages that they were looking for two bedroom apartments for $400 per month. If they doubled that, they'd be lucky to get a room somewhere without meals included. Anywhere super cheap is likely to be quite rural, and most likely will not have any kind of public transpiration, which means a trade off is having to buy or lease a vehicle. Jobs can often be rare in these locations as well, which may mean a lengthy commute. This information is based on my personal knowledge of the subject, and I'm by no means an expert in the subject matter. Our expertise here is in immigration processes. The rest? Not so much.
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