British visitors 2017-11-30T16:26:09+00:00

A message to British Citizens seeking a better quality of life

Canada welcomes you!

More and more Brits, seeking better opportunities and prosperity, are looking to move to Canada.

Within days of Britain voting to leave the European Union, Google searches for “Move to Canada” hit an all-time high.

Data from Google Trends show a huge spike in Britons typing “move to Canada” into their google search

With the uncertainty around Brexit, residents of the UK are drawn to Canada for a variety of reasons; safety and security, economic stability, multiple job opportunities, higher salaries, less cramped, clean air, breathtaking scenery, lower crime, lower utility bills and functional communities

Canada and the UK have a deep and shared history. We share many of the same values, language, culture, education and political systems with Canada but beyond these, the gap between the two countries begins to widen and deepen.

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) recently measured Canada’s quality of life performance compared to other participating countries in its “Better Life Index”.

The results from the assessment compared Canada to every other country in the index. The conclusion was that “Canada performs very well in measures of well-being relative to most other countries” in the following Quality of life factors:

  • Health and well-being
  • Personal security
  • Income and wealth
  • Jobs and earnings
  • Education and skills
  • Work-life balance
  • Environmental quality
  • Housing
  • Social mobility
  • Civic engagement.

For these and many other reasons, Canada is without doubt one of the best destinations for British Citizens seeking long term prosperity, safety and security.

There is another major factor for Brits to consider. Canada has very recently negotiated its biggest trade deal since NAFTA.

CETA: A progressive trade agreement for a strong middle class

What is CETA?

CETA : A Progressive Trade Agreement for the Middle Class

The Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) will create jobs, strengthen economic relations and boost Canada’s trade with the world’s second-largest market. CETA is a progressive free trade agreement which covers virtually all sectors and aspects of Canada-EU trade in order to eliminate or reduce barriers. For example, prior to CETA’s entry into force, only 25 percent of EU tariff lines on Canadian goods were duty-free. Upon CETA’s entry into force, the EU will remove tariffs on 98 percent of its tariff lines. Once CETA is fully implemented, the EU will have eliminated tariffs on 99 percent of its tariff lines.

The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) is a free-trade agreement between Canada, the European Union and its Member States.

If enacted, the agreement will eliminate 98% of the tariffs between Canada and the EU.

The negotiations were concluded in August 2014. All 28 European Union member states approved the final text of CETA for signature, with Belgium being the final country to give its approval. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, traveled to Brussels on 30 October 2016 to sign on behalf of Canada.

The European Parliament approved the deal on 15 February 2017. The agreement is subject to ratification by the EU and national legislatures and can only enter into force if no adverse opinion is given by the European Court of Justice following a request for an opinion by Belgium. Until its formal entry into force, substantial parts are provisionally applied from 21 September 2017.

The European Commission indicates the treaty will lead to savings of just over half a billion euros in taxes for EU exporters every year, mutual recognition in regulated professions such as architects, accountants and engineers, and easier transfers of company staff and other professionals between the EU and Canada.

There are a number of different visas available for moving to Canada and in most cases people can find one that is suitable for them. A member of the immigrate4canada team can advise you on the entry pathway for you and your family.

Points Based Immigration to Canada

In 2003, Canada lowered entry points system from 75 points to 67.

Generally, Brits score well because the UK and Canada are so well aligned in terms of work, educations,

The criteria that the new system is structured around is a s follows:

  1. Education – The level of your education will determine how many points you get in this area with a maximum of 25 available
  2. English and French Language Ability – If you have high proficiency in English and French, this means you can obtain up to a maximum of 24 points
  3. Work Experience – The number of years you’ve spent in a particular job and at what level can influence your points here. You can obtain a maximum of 21 points
  4. Age – Your age will have an effect on your application when applying for a Canadian Visa. You can obtain a maximum of ten points here if you’re in the 21-49 years old age group
  5. Arranged Employment – If you have a job waiting for you in Canada this can help your points. You can obtain up to ten points here
  6. Adaptability – This covers a number of areas from what your spousal level of education is, whether they’ve studied or lived in Canada or whether they have family in Canada. Ten points in total are available here.

For more information on why you consider Canada visit our link at why-canada or speak to a member of the Immigrate4Canada team.

You are invited to take the FREE online assessment at free-immigration-assessment, following which we will be in touch to advise you of the outcome.

More information:

Quality of life Economic resources, while important, are not all that matters for people’s well-being. Health status, human contact, education, jobs, environmental quality, civic engagement, governance, security and free time are all fundamental to our quality of life, as are people’s subjective experiences of life – including, for example, their feelings and emotions, and their satisfaction with life as a whole.

Measuring quality of life requires looking at all of these elements at the same time: economic and non-economic, subjective and objective, as well as averages and disparities across population groups.

Measuring job quality

Job quality is a strong determinant of people’s life satisfaction, as people spend a majority of their daily life at work and work for a significant part of their life. Job quality covers many different aspects, ranging from work autonomy to interactions with colleagues and support from managers, as well as to more traditional dimensions such as earnings and job security. What these aspects all have in common is that they all contribute to people’s well being.

A preliminary analysis of these issues illustrates the relationship between job quality and well-being at work, by showing that European workers facing stressful working conditions report more frequently that work impairs their health. Due to its multiple facets, job quality is difficult to measure in ways that are amenable to comparison over time, across countries and socio-demographic groups. These measurement difficulties have been a major obstacle to giving more prominence to job quality in the policy debate so far. To address these issues, the OECD is launching a new project on

“Defining, Measuring and Assessing Job Quality and its Links to Labour Market Performance and Well-Being”.

Well-being and inclusive growth

The notion of Inclusive Growth is broadly associated with the idea that economic growth is important but not sufficient for welfare improvements, unless the growth dividends are shared fairly among individuals and groups. At the same time there is also increasing recognition that economic growth may spill over (or not) in other non-material dimensions, such as health and education. The level and distribution of both income and the different non-income dimensions that matter for people are therefore key aspects of Inclusive Growth.