Whenever someone mentions moving to Canada, the response to the question: “whereabouts are you thinking of going?” always seems to be the same.

“Oh, probably the city, like Montreal or Toronto or something”.

According to most people outside of Canada, Montreal and Toronto seem to be the only cities in existence within the country’s borders. So much so that both cities must be packed to the brim by now, considering how popular the country is when it comes to immigration – over 1.5 million new immigrants have settled in Canada in the last seven years alone.

According to a recent study, immigrants in Canada amount to around 8.3 million residents overall, which is 23% of the total population! Indeed, it is one of the best countries to live in the world, not least due to its fantastic universal healthcare and many job prospects that are constantly on an upward trajectory.

But Canada isn’t just “Montreal or Toronto”. Sure, they’re great cities. But there are so many more cities that all offer something a little different for the working immigrant. With this in mind, here are five of the very best that to look into before applying for a visa:


Forgot about this one, didn’t you? Vancouver, British Columbia, is one of the most magnificent cities for people looking to start a new and exciting life. It is known for its scenic views, mild climate and – perhaps overly – friendly people! For people asking which city in Canada has more job opportunities, then this is probably the answer. The average earning fee is $65,616, making it one of the wealthiest cities in the world – and especially good for those interested in the tech industry.


Speaking of wealthy cities, Calgary, Alberta, is another prominent place for those looking for a good job market. It also has a lower cost of living compared to most other Canadian cities – despite the average salary earned is $50,200, which is over $15,000 less compared to Vancouver.


But it’s not all about work! Quebec City, Quebec, is a beautiful place that is renowned for its iconic Quebec landmarks, wonderful parks and rich history. For those who are looking for more of a European experience, this could be a great compromise, especially with the number of cobblestone streets, European architecture and stunning fortifications.


For those who want a place with heritage and gorgeous scenery – including mountains and oceans – Victoria, British Columbia, is the best place to go. There are a number of things to do in Canada during the winter, but many of them can be found in this buzzing city. Its growing climate is one of the best in the country – it is also known as Canada’s Garden City – but its job climate is also just as prosperous. For immigrants, there are a number of sectors that are looking for skilled and passionate workers, including the professional and healthcare sector.


Lastly, Edmonton is another beautiful city that is renowned for its strong cost of living and job opportunities in the energy sector. The city is essentially an assembling spot for all the large-scale oil projects, including diamond mining operations. Agriculture, too, plays a big role in the province’s growth, making it a great location for those looking to assert their skills in this area. Wherever you go, however, you will find a number of job opportunities and beautiful scenery. Just as much, if not more so, than Montreal and Toronto!