Where do you want to live and work?

Where should I live?

Canada has thousands of cities and towns.

Finding the right place to live and work may take time. Housing costs vary greatly across Canada and depend on location (city, town or rural area) and type of home (for example, apartment or house). Where you choose to live will impact your occupational prospects, job opportunities and Definition ofsalary.

For more information, visit Citizenship and Immigration Canada's page on Where do Newcomers Settle?

Most newcomers settle in larger cities. According to Statistics Canada, the Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver Definition ofcensus metropolitan areas (CMAs) were home to 75% of recent immigrants in 2008.

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation publication Settling in Canada includes profiles and comparisons of 11 medium-size Canadian cities.

How much should I spend on housing?

According to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), your monthly housing costs should not be more than 30 percent of your Definition ofmonthly gross household income.

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