If you are looking to immigrate to another country to grow your career, get a higher salary or for educational opportunities, the chances are very high that you are considering Canada or Australia. These two are currently the top two immigration destinations.
These two are large, highly-developed countries with a high standard of living and a picturesque landscape with varying weather.
There are over 8 million immigrants living in Canada, making about 21% of the Canadian population. Similarly, Australia is home to around 7.5 million immigrants, making up over 21% of the population.
To help you make a choice, here are reasons for choosing either of them:
From the mountains in British Columbia to the coastal scenes of Prince Edward Island, Canada is a beautiful place to live in. Also, it has the largest shoreline globally, of over 200,000 kilometres.
Australia boasts many natural wonders like the Great Barrier Reef, the Uluru monolith, the picturesque Shark Bay coastline and iconic Mackenzie waterfalls. Moreover, it has over 12,000 beaches.
Canada is the 10th largest economy globally, with a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of $1.7 trillion and GDP Per Capita of $46,195.It has a highly developed energy extraction sector with the third-largest oil reserves globally.
Australia is the 13th largest economy with a GDP of 1.4 trillion and Per Capita of $55,060. It combines an open domestic economy with a wide network of free trades agreements across Asia and the Pacific Rim.
According to the latest statistics, there are over 553,000 vacancies in the Land of Maple Leaf, with web development, customer service, sales and software development as the top jobs in Canada.
On the other hand, there are around 362,000 job vacancies ‘Down Under’ with nursing, warehousing, office administration and programming as the top jobs in demand in Australia.
Quality of Life:
Canada currently ranks as the #1 country globally in terms of quality of life as it is safe, progressive, politically stable and has a great public health system.
Australia currently stands at the sixth position in quality of life globally, ranking high in healthcare, unity in the community and political environment. They also have a high standard of housing.
Health Care System
Canadian citizens, permanent residents, select foreign workers and some international students generally do not have to pay for most of the healthcare services in the country. It is even better in some provinces.
As a permanent resident Down Under, you have access to the Medicare health insurance scheme that offers free healthcare treatments at highly discounted costs in state-run hospitals.
Canada is highly recognized throughout the world for its exceptional quality of education and ranks 3rd in global rankings due to its high focus on education. It has 10 of the top 250 universities in the world.
Australia has bagged the 8th position in global rankings due to its unique education system. It has 37 of the world’s best universities, according to the QS University Rankings 2021, 15 of them being in the top 250.
Unlike other western countries where you have to fit into their culture, Canada is highly multicultural, where you can follow your own culture. The country’s culture is a mix of different cultures.
The Land of Oz is mainly made up of inhabitants of diverse backgrounds and cultures. Unlike other nations, where there are boundaries and divisions between classes, the class system itself is not available in the country.