Canada is a big country, and has earned a good name for its free healthcare, high urbanization, politeness and welcoming tendency. It is the second largest country which covers forests, mountain ranges, ocean coasts lakes, sand dunes, and prairies. The population is relatively small and moreover, there is abundant space here. Its population density is merely 3.99. Its entire population is smaller than that of California.
Almost 80% of Canadians live in large cities close to its southern border. Canada also has dense city centers like Toronto and Vancouver. These major cities are not only attractive but are recognized as Innovation Hubs also. They are a popular destination for newcomers.
Huge physical space
Additionally, the huge physical space of the country offers a great opportunity to newcomers to live in towns and cities of different population sizes. People can live close (or far) from bustling cities, and also close (or far) from natural landscapes.
A major city with a dense population benefits the entire country. More people bring an added vibrancy, productivity and more innovation. There is an inherent competition among urban areas, spreading out the cost of better transportation systems. This is also a sure formula for more efficiency.
Plenty of green spaces
87% of the Canadian population has a park or green space, located closely to their homes even while residing in huge cities. This access to nature and closeness to green spaces facilitates a high social, physical and environmental health. It lies as the cornerstone to plan and design Canadian cities.
Preserving nature and natural spaces
The nation is keen to preserve nature and natural spaces. Besides this, the Canadian cities can afford the lifestyles of many other people. These major cities today have small population densities, and are on the path of growing in size. They also continue to offer a thoroughly high quality of life.
Canada also has a strong belief that newcomers strengthen the country. It has drafted a plan to welcome more than one million new immigrants in the next three years.