Moving to Vancouver

Moving to Vancouver

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With a mild climate, stunning views and a robust economy, moving to Vancouver has been a popular choice for immigrants for decades.

Vancouver is a coastal seaport city. It has a densely populated downtown core, surrounded by sprawling suburbs to the south and east.

The Metro Vancouver area is home to 2.5 million people, making it the largest city in Western Canada. This includes neighbouring suburban cities, including Burnaby, Richmond, and Surrey.

Fans of the great outdoors will feel right at home in Vancouver. Water borders the downtown peninsula on three sides. Parks are dotted throughout the city, hiking options are plentiful, and world-famous ski and snowboarding resorts are just a short drive away.

Prefer to keep warm? You’ll be glad to know the city itself rarely gets very cold, with winter afternoons typically averaging 6-8°C. And though residents complain about the rainy autumns, Vancouver is one of the driest cities in Canada during the summer.

This Moving To Vancouver guide covers everything important. We have tips on immigration to Canada, renting, jobs, lifestyle, and things to do in Vancouver.

Our aim is to provide objective information to help people who plan on moving to Vancouver in the near future. We want to help you get excited for your big move.

For those already living in Vancouver, our useful information will help you get more settled quickly. This content has been kindly shared by those who have taken these steps before you. Feel free to add your experience on moving to Vancouver with us as you go through the process.

Any ideas about adding to our Vancouver section? Contact us at editor@moving2canada.com — we’re here to help!

Moving to Vancouver from abroad?

We highly recommend you keep up-to-date with latest immigration developments. As anyone will tell you, changes happen regularly that can affect your move.

You can do this by downloading our Getting Started Guide. This gives you our free immigration and settlement guide. You can also opt in for free, relevant updates into your inbox. You can search apartments for rent in Vancouver on Rentseeker.ca.

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