Located in the Canadian province, the British Columbia, Vancouver is among top destinations for immigrants and tourists in Canada.This beautiful city is full of life where you can experience generally warm weather and mild winters.If you have a desire to move to Canada to work and live in Vancouver permanently, then you may choose among any of these neighbourhoods: · Downtown (Yaletown, West End, Coal Harbour) · East Vancouver (Commercial Drive and Main Street) · Kitsilano · South Granville · City of Burnaby · North Vancouver · Kerrisdale · South Vancouver (Marpole) · University of British Columbia (UBC) Here are top Canadian immigration pathways through which you can move to Vancouver: Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) The FSWP is one among the three federal economic immigration programs that are managed by Express Entry system.
It is in fact the most popular pathway for skilled foreign workers.As a skilled and highly qualified foreign national, you can apply under FSWP and get your applications processed within 4-6 months.What makes the Federal Skilled Worker program highly popular among foreign workers is that they don’t need to have any job offer, past work experience or education in Canada.
Anyone who meet the Express Entry eligibility requirements can apply for permanent residence from anywhere.It is a highly competitive program and eligible candidates who enter the pool are ranked against each other using Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) system.Candidates are awarded with points based on their age, education, work experience, language ability, adaptability, etc.
Only those who get a place among highest scoring ones are then invited to apply for permanent residence by submitting complete PR applications.If you are also a skilled worker with a relevant education, English or French language proficient and skilled work experience, then the FSWP can prove to be an ideal option for you to migrate to Vancouver, Canada.British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program – BC PNP The BC PNP have different streams that allow the province to select and nominate skilled workers for Canadian immigration.
There are two key categories, one for workers who have skills required by the B.C.and another for entrepreneurs with experience and funds to set up business in the B.C.To qualify, you must have a prior job offer from an employer in the province or a past study.
If you have a job and you meet the eligibility criteria, the provincial program will assist you in obtaining a work permit while your PR application is under process.Study in British Columbia If you did not find your eligibility for Express Entry, you may opt to study in Canada.It is indeed a great step that’ll lead you towards moving to Vancouver permanently.
You can complete a post-secondary study program in British Columbia and gain points under Express Entry.Moreover, you will also become eligible for BC PNP.
Hey Nathan, Depending on your budget and your interests, I would recommend looking in the Mt.Pleasant area centred around the north end of Main Street before it reaches the downtown area.The area features a ton of older rental units in heritage buildings that can be quite reasonable for 1 bedrooms and there are also cheap options in basement suites etc if you are looking to have roommates.
If you are attending what I presume to be SFU, you should have decently good transit access via the Millennium Line at VCC Clarke Station or via a transfer along the Expo Line via the Main Street Station.You could also ride the bus up main then hop on the R5 Rapid Bus along Hastings which goes directly to campus (this is what my sister does as she lives in Burnaby near SFU but her boyfriend lives in Olympic Village which is the Northern Boundary of what I would consider Mt.Pleasant.
You would also have very easy access to Kits via bike, bus, or rideshare (my girlfriend who lives here works at Granville Island and usually exercises the latter option for under 5$ as she’s a lazy bum but I digress).It isn’t the absolutely cleanest neighbourhood in Vancouver; as a part of the traditional East Side it certainly has a few more eccentric characters than other parts of down or the suburbs, but it has a ton of character and so many great restaurants and craft breweries.There is a few decent anchor grocery stores including a Save on etc and while I’m sure there are closer options, the nearest Fitness world is just a few blocks over on Cambie.
Just to give you a rough outline in terms of pricing, I have met people who have awesome older rent deals for 1000$ a month for a one bedroom.In my girlfriends building, they rent bachelor suites for I believe 750 (although I will admit they certainly aren’t the newest or best maintained).Her place is renovated and has an exceptional mountain and skyline view as well as 2 bedrooms and spacious living quarters for 1800$.
That being said, I’d probably expect to pay around 1200 for a 1 bedroom even after doing a good search.It seems that is just what you pay to live in the city these days.Alternatively, the Grandview-Woodland area is also affordable and quite up and coming, and Commercial Drive Station would provide you good transit access to school while the 99B Line can get you close to Kits almost as fast as driving.
Of course there are more affordable options that can be found further east/south and out of the city, but if you want to have a tolerable commute between both work and school I’d say these areas are worth the premium.1 bedrooms in Kits are usually a bit more than both of these areas running anywhere between 1300–1700 and it would be quite difficult to get to school.These are just my two bits!
Wow!You may wish to place some restrictions or categories on this question, particularly in terms of “rent or buy,” and “cost per month” or “mortgage payment.” If cost is no consideration (in other words, you are a multi-millionaire), have a look at the wonderful neighbourhoods in Point Grey, the University Endowment Lands, and Kerrisdale, particularly south of 41st Avenue.These are beautiful neighbourhoods with tree-lined streets and light traffic (except for the Arbutus and Oak Street corridors, and Marine Drive West), close proximity to Oakridge, Little Mountain, the busy downtown, the University of B. C. Want to live close to Stanley Park?
You will probably be paying an exorbitant monthly rate.Close to the International Airport—in high-rent/high realestate cost Richmond.
The west side!(Not to be confused with the west end although both are very nice) Shaughnessy, Kitsilano, arbutus and Mackenzie heights all are sort of connected to eachother and any of those areas on the west side is a lovely place to live, grow up, grow old, etc etc.It’s a pricey area yes, but there are many affordable places within the area as well.
The scholls are great, there’s lots of shops and fun things to do and it’s a beautiful area!Shaughnessy is one of the older areas in Vancouver and it’s lovely.The streets are all lined with tall green trees (you can literally see on satellite photos that Shaughnessy is greener then all of the surrounding areas.
Many old Shaughnessy manshions still stand, and they are worth taking a stroll around to look at.The people are friendly for the most part, it’s super close to downtown, all major bus routes, sky trains, Canada line, UBC, Granville Island.It’s new age mixed with old age glam with a little bit of a hipster trend added the closed you are to kits beach.
I personally love North Vancouver but it rains a LOT here.It obviously depends on your interests and money available but overall I would suggest the Tri-Cities.Reasonably close to the rest of the city, somewhat cheaper, no serious crime issues, less rain, lots of parks etc.
Burnaby and New West are both also about the same as Tri-Cities, perhaps a bit costlier.If you are super wealthy and don’t mind Asians everywhere, Kerrisdale is lovely.If you are of minimal wealth you will need to go further out, Maple Ridge for example is nice but a bit out there.
I know this is a stereotype but I used to live there and I would avoid Surrey.
You should definitely consider moving to one of Vancouver’s suburbs, called Surrey.It’s a very pretty area, with lots of lovely parks, and lots of greenery.House prices there are considerably cheaper than in Vancouver, this is mainly caused by the constant gunfire in the street of Surrey,and the gang murders.
Having said that, most law-abiding citizens are comparatively safe, there were only 21 gun-related killings in 2018.There should be an opportunity for making money if you purchase a property there in the near future.The reason for this is that the rival drug gangs are killing each other off at a surprising rate,once they’ve basically eliminated each other, and peace is restored, real estate values should really increase.
I used to live on the north shore, and now I live in Gastown.I think it all depends on what your needs are.If you like a slower paced neighbourhood, and your work is on the north shore, maybe North-West Van.
If your work is in Vancouver and you love the fast paced like of downtown, maybe Yaletown or Gastown.
So you are hoping to go to Simon Fraser University?Vancouver has good transit and living anywhere in East Vancouver or West Burnaby north of 33rd Ave is doable.Just be aware a 1.bedroom apartment can run $1500 a month here.
If at SFU you may want to consider university housing the first year until you sorted out locally.
Kind of vague in information there.Depends on your age, interests, budget, sexual orientation, etc.Kitsillano is great and has it’s own flavour, though is perhaps a bit vanilla for some ( meaning vibe and not skin colour).
While the West End has another vibe and the Commercial Drive area has yet another more colourfull flavour altogether.Like I said, different neighborhood, different character and one size does not fit all.Come, tour and see where you most feel comfortable.
For urban living – downtown For views and mountain wealthy living – West Vancouver For cheaper rent – New West, Langley, Surrey For farm living – Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Aldegrove, Maple Ridge
I assume the question is specific to the city of Vancouver.Also assume the question understands the costs involved.West Side neighbourhoods of West Point Grey, Kitsilano, Kerrisdale, Dunbar, Southlands, UBC.
If you are south Asian then, the following places are best area because it’s dominated by south asians : New WestminsterSurreyAbbotsfordVictoriaDown Vancouver (expensive)