Almost every town or city in Canada is great, but some of them just seem more welcoming towards newcomers. When you plan to relocate, you usually go for a place that has affordable housing prices and a high rate of employment, and if you are not alone, even better.
In Saanich, British Columbia, only 4 percent of the population is unemployed. If you are planning to live alone, you will need to pay on average $1.133 for a one-bedroom unit. But considering that 17.1% are immigrants, you shouldn’t have too much trouble in finding a roommate to split the rent.
Delta, British Columbia is a quiet city near the water, with a 27.2 percent of foreign-born inhabitants. The estimated unemployment rate is 4.8%, and the average rent is $1.030
Brossard, Quebec has one of the largest immigrant communities in the country. 35.9% of the population is foreign-born. Housing is cheaper compared to other cities, $751, and the unemployment rate is below the national average.
Canada’s capital city Ottawa is also a great place for newcomers. With many job opportunities just around the corner, it’s no wonder that so many immigrants chose to relocate here. More than 20 percent of Ottawa’s population is foreign-born.
Burlington, Ontario, is not only a beautiful city, but it also has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country. Only 4.3% are out of work. However, housing is a bit more expensive, with an average $1.199 per unit. 17.4% of the population is foreign born.
Gatineau, Quebec hosts many government agencies and ministries, and has an estimated unemployment rate of 6.6%. Housing is very accessible, and you can find a one-bedroom unit for about $750. Less than 10 percent of the population is immigrant.
In Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, more than a quarter of the population is foreign born, making this city perfect for those who don’t want to find themselves alone in a new country. With an unemployment rate of 4.9% and $979 per month for housing, this place looks pretty good.
Port Moody in another city in British Columbia where immigrants make up about 28.0% of the population. However, both unemployment and rent prices are a bit higher.
In Stratford, Ontario, immigrants make up 6.2 percent of the total population. The estimated unemployment rate is 5.3%, and the average rent is $829 for a one-bedroom unit.
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