Moving To Canada From France – What To Expect From The Process
Canada, and the French-speaking province of Quebec, in particular, is a major destination for French nationals who may be looking for a new home and new opportunities. But what do you need to know about moving to Canada from France? Find out below.
What Are My Options For Obtaining Canadian Residence?
If you’re moving to Canada from France, the best way to get long-term residence is to be hired by a Canadian company, which will sponsor your residence in the country. Studying at a Canadian university is also a good way to live in the country for several years.
There are a few other ways to become a resident of Canada for the long-term, such as joining family members who already live in the country. This page has more information and will allow you to explore all of the available options.
How Will I Ship My Stuff When I Move To Canada From France?
The best way to ship your household goods is to hire an international moving company. Your items will be picked up at your home, loaded into a truck, and taken to a seaport. Then, they will be loaded into a container and onto a cargo ship, sent to Canada, and transported to your new residence by truck after passing customs.
You can bring in all of your household goods to Canada tax and duty-free, with only a few exceptions like tools and vehicles for business use, or farm equipment. You can get more information about shipping your household goods to Canada here.
Do Canadian People Speak French Throughout All Of Canada?
Not all of Canada speaks French. French is only the official language of Quebec, one of Canada’s 13 provinces and territories. 77% of Quebecers speak French. Nearby New Brunswick has a significant Francophone population, too, with about 31% of people speaking the language.
Outside of these two provinces, most other areas of Canada are primarily English-speaking, so make sure your English is up to par before moving to any province except Quebec or New Brunswick.
Can I Bring A Car To Canada From France?
It may be possible to bring your car to Canada from France if it meets Canadian safety standards or is older than 15 years old. However, you may have to pay high taxes and fees when you bring your vehicle. Cars not built in Canada, the US, or Mexico are subject to duties when imported to Canada.
If you want to bring your car to Canada from France, this page has more information on how to do so. However, it’s often a better idea to avoid bringing your car, and to simply purchase another vehicle when you move to Canada.
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Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
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