What To Expect When Moving To Canada For The First Time In Your Life

What To Expect When Moving To Canada For The First Time In Your Life

Are you moving to Canada for the first time in your life? Things may be drastically different than what you may be used to, so here are a few tips, tricks, and pieces of advice to keep in mind when you make this big move.

 

Expect To Meet With A Sales Representative

If you are from the United States, you are accustomed to hearing “real estate agent”. In Canada, these respected professionals are referred to as sales representatives. They will help you to find the house that meets all of the expectations that you could have for a house in the price range that you have specified. You can expect these professionals to show you homes, handle paperwork, and take care of all of the legal action that is required to buy your new home in Canada.

 

Expect Climate Changes

Canada is an exceptionally big country and there are thousands of different cities, towns, and provinces that you could expect to call home when you move. You should expect to experience at least two seasons if you move far north in Canada. These seasons are winter and a warm hybrid of spring, summer, and fall all mixed together. If you move to the southern border of Canada near the U.S. States of Michigan, Wisconsin, and New York where many Canadians choose to call home, then you may expect all four seasons ranging from a cold and snowy winter to a warm and sunny summer. These climate changes are likely different than where you are currently living.

 

Snow Is A Big Deal

Depending on where you choose to call home in Canada, you can be sure to experience snow- sometimes a lot of it. You are sure to hear of plenty of winter festivals, events based solely on Canada’s love of snow, and snowy sporting events. If you have never experienced snow, then you are truly in for a magical treat. You are sure to love Canada’s variety of sledding, skiing, snowmobiling, tobogganing, ice skating, and ice fishing opportunities. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself signed up for some sort of contest by the end of your first winter- they are very fun.

 

The Wildlife Is Truly Amazing

Canada is home to hundreds of species of plants and animals that can be found nowhere else on Earth. You will literally be given a ticket to one of the most unique and incredible landscapes that you will ever see. You can go from hiking the mountains one day to swimming in the local lake the next. Take your binoculars on a camping trip and you’re sure to spot a few moose, deer, and birds that will dazzle you with their grace and unique appearance. If you are a fan of wildlife then you are sure to love the opportunities that will be available to you when you move to Canada.

 

Take Home Advice

Don’t worry if these tips, tricks, and pieces of advice seem a little bit overwhelming at first. You will quickly catch on to all of the customs and cultures found in your new neighborhood similar to how you would adapt to the neighborhood next door to the one you are currently living. Remember, this is a great experience and you will have a lot to keep you busy.


Caitlin Weaver
Sales Representative
(416) 890-3017
cweaver@chestnutpark.com

Chestnut Park Real Estate Limited, Brokerage
1300 Yonge Street, Suite 100
Toronto, ON M4T 1X3

(416) 925-9191