Five great things about living and working in Canada

Posted by Daria Tkach, Senior Recruitment Consultant on Friday, March 15, 2024

Canada famously known for its friendly and kind people, diverse culture, and high quality of life, has become an increasingly popular destination for construction industry job seekers searching for new opportunities and a better life. As a specialist construction Recruitment Consultant for the UK & Canada, I talk to many prospective candidates who are contemplating relocating to Canada – but what is it that is attracting them?  To answer this I spoke to a number of people who have already relocated to Canada and have compiled the following five aspects of living and working in Canada. 

Every day in Canada feels like a privilege, providing an environment where I, as a young independent woman, have thrived and evolved. I’ve discovered a perfect blend of working and living with the warmth of its people and enchanting scenery and landscapes.
R.J. Cost Consultant, Rider Levett Bucknall, Toronto

Diverse Job Opportunities

Canada's strong and diverse economy provides many job opportunities across different construction sectors. Ontario and British Columbia provinces have major exciting civil, rail and infrastructure developments underway and Alberta is Canada’s largest oil and natural gas producer.  This varied landscape offers a wealth of employment prospects to construction professionals. Additionally, Canada’s unemployment rate is consistently low when compared to other similar developed countries, providing a sense of security for those committed to relocating to Canada.

High Quality of Life

Beyond the workplace, Canada offers a high quality of life that extends to all aspects of daily living. website reports that Canada consistently ranks high in quality of life according to different global ranking systems. With a world-class healthcare system, excellent education options and a generally safe and inclusive environment, professionals in Canada can focus on their careers without compromising their well-being.

Work-Life Balance

Canadians emphasise healthy work-life balance, with this cultural value being reflected in the workplace. Employers in Canada typically offer generous vacation time and a standard working week of 35 to 40 hours, allowing their employees to find a balance between professional and personal lives. If you are a professional seeking a better work-life balance, Canada is an attractive destination.

Canadians are renowned for their kindness, respectfulness, and inclusivity. These values permeate every aspect of working life in Canada, where individuals are valued for being who they are, treated with equality, and recognize the fact that there are things more important than work in life.
L.C. Senior Quantity Surveyor, ACCIONA, Vancouver

Cultural Diversity

The country actively encourages skilled workers and professionals from around the world, offering a welcoming environment for people seeking new challenges and career growth. Canada prides itself on its multiculturalism by offering attractive immigration policies. There are many different ways for construction industry job seekers to obtain permanent residency and eventually citizenship. There is a sense of inclusivity in Canada’s society which makes it easy for newcomers to integrate.

Great Nature and Landscapes

Canada is renowned for its stunning nature. Its natural landscapes offer a breathtaking display of geographic diversity. Nearly every landscape can be found within its borders, from desert to rainforest to high arctic, waterfalls, mountains, forests, and glacial lakes — Canada has it all. The country is a true nature lover’s paradise and a perfect destination for outdoor enthusiasts who can participate in activities such as hiking and skiing.

In conclusion, if you are considering your next career move, Canada offers a dynamic and enriching professional experience with work-life balance and a high quality of life. It is suitable for individuals seeking not only professional growth but a fulfilling and well-rounded life.

Maxim Recruitment has a variety of exciting opportunities for high-calibre construction professionals in Canada. You can review and apply for our current live opportunities here.

Daria Tkach
Daria Tkach
Senior Recruitment Consultant
Maxim Recruitment

Daria is a Senior Recruitment Consultant with day-to-day responsibility for researching, shortlisting, contacting, and interviewing premium construction industry candidates. Daria works with our UK team to help construction industry jobseekers into exciting new construction jobs with our market leading employer clients. Daria also covers the Canadian market as part of her international recruitment responsibilities. Her focus is on Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa and other major cities in Canada.