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Canada is one of the most livable countries because it has breathtaking mountain scenery, cosmopolitan urban centers, and polite people. Canada is not where visitors go for beaches, balmy weather & cheap household help. They go for winter sports & for safe, clean and cosmopolitan cities.

Canada is also a country where people go because they respect the Canadian government's stance on issues like universal health care, marijuana, gay marriage, gun ownership etc. There are many places to live in Canada. You have to find out the best places to live in Canada. For this you can have to take the help from the local property dealers, internet and local people. You have to apply to immigrate as a skilled worker, entrepreneur, self-employed person or investor. Every category has firm requirements and the immigration process is complex, lasting taking two years or longer.

There are 10 provinces and two territories in Canada where you can find a place to live in. The best cities to live in Canada for international students and workers or professionals are Vancouver, Victoria, The Gulf Islands, Toronto, Montreal, and Halifax.

The cost of living in Canada is significantly lower than their home country. Canadian housing is particularly cheap compared with other developed nations - the average house price in Canada is around seven times the average annual wage. Prices are highest in Ontario and Alberta (seven to eight times average wage) and Vancouver (eleven times average wage).

People moving to Canada with the proceeds of house sales from countries with more expensive housing can often buy a house in Canada with a considerably reduced mortgage. This leaves more of their income for other activities and lowers their cost of living in Canada significantly. Compared with many other western countries food is cheaper, dining out and most forms of recreation are cheaper, Petrol/Gasoline and cars are cheaper and Power is cheaper.