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Relocating to Toronto from China?

Posted by Maggie Zohil-Morton on August 4, 2023
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The reasons to relocate from China to Canada are plentiful and can range from job opportunities, to education, to multiculturalism. With over 1.5 million Chinese Canadian residents spread across the country, they have, and continue to, signifigantly contribute to every aspect of Canadian society.

The provinces with the highest percentage of Chinese Canadian communities are Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, Quebec, and Manitoba, and 75% of Chinese populations in Canada reside in either Toronto Ontario or Vancouver British Columbia.

When relocating to Toronto, there are a number of different routes one can take when it comes to obtaining Canadian Permanent Residency, but the most prominent is the online Express Entry System. The system is made of three streams: The Federal Skilled Worker Program, The Federal Skilled Trades Program, and The Canadian Experience Class. Average processing time for all three streams is typically six to eight months. The programs are built on The Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System which is a points-based system used to access and score the profiles of Express Entry candidates. It considers various categories such as education, language abilities, work experience, age, current employment, and overall adaptability.

Another common route to permanent residency in Toronto is through The Business Stream which caters to foreign business owners, entrepreneurs, investors, and self-employed individuals. The process of obtaining Canadian Permanent Residency through The Business Stream entails investing in, buying, or starting a business in Canada, applying for a work permit, relocating to Canada to operate the business, and then applying for Permanent Residency.

Moving away to any new place brings new opportunities and challenges. When it comes to relocating to Toronto from China, there are a number of things to keep in mind when embracing your new Canadian home. Firstly, welcoming the unknown with the willingness to accept experiences that are new and different from your own. Secondly, immerse yourself within the culture. With Toronto recognized as the most diverse city in the world, you can experience not only Canadian culture, but cultures from all across the world. Lastly, be yourself! Finding your place in Toronto is not about fitting in, but rather about discovering your true, authentic self and showing the city who you really are. Explore the city, try new foods, socialize with different people, pick up new hobbies, and embrace with open arms the new perspectives you will gain and the new opportunities you will be presented with.

Working in Canada continues to be an attractive option for skilled Chinese foreigners. With just over 30,000 skilled Chinese workers relocating to Canada every year, there’s no reason you can’t be one of them too!

Relocation Services

If you are relocating to Toronto or the GTA, there is no doubt that you will have many concerns other than just the weather. MAC Relocation Services are able to help relocate you and your family seamlessly to Toronto. We offer a number of services:

  • Toronto and the GTA Area Orientations – we will personally familiarize you with the city and neighbourhoods.
  • Move Management (Global) – we arrange the mover, survey your home, take care of customs clearance, and all of the other details from origin to destination.
  • Destination/Settling in Services – we can help you organize things such as your Social Insurance Number, Health Insurance, Driver’s Licence, Banking, Schools, Cars, Pets, etc.
  • Rental and Residential Re-Sale – As experts in rental and home purchases in Toronto and the GTA, our licensed Toronto realtors can help you find your perfect new home.
  • Temporary Accommodations – we offer furnished suites and luxury furnished apartments whilst you wait for your permanent real estate accommodation.
  • Departure Services – we also help those leaving Canada through home sales, lease terminations, closing of utilities, etc.

If you are considering relocating to Toronto or the GTA, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with someone on our team. All of our real estate agents and brokers are licenced with OREA (Ontario Real Estate Association) and TREB (Toronto Regional Real Estate Board). We can assist in individual relocations, family relocations, and corporate relocations. For more information or to chat about our services please email or give us a call at 416-222-0025 / 1(877)239-0025.

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