According to the statistics for 2019 and 2020, over 39,000 people moved from Canada to another country in the past year. Moving to another country can be an exciting prospect. The anticipation of starting a new life in a brand-new country, meeting new people, living in a new house can all be quite exhilarating.

But there are also various serious factors you need to consider before you decide to immigrate. It’s not a small decision, and there are many issues and tasks that need to be resolved before you can hop on that plane for a new adventure in your life.

Here are some of the key things you need to keep in mind:

Work and Career

The first thing you need to think about is how you are going to earn money while living abroad. If you plan to continue with your current career, you need to make sure you have plenty of job offers or a tentative acceptance offer from a company with a salary that will be enough to support you in the new country. You will also need to get your professional and educational documents attested and authenticated, so they are valid in the country you are moving to.

Getting A Place to Live

You should arrange for a temporary place to stay while you look for a permanent home in the new country. You can also travel there before the final moving trip to look at various properties and finalize the lease or tenancy agreement to make it easier for you to move all your stuff instead of having to place it in storage.

A room full of moving boxes all packed and ready to shipLearning the Language

If you are moving to a country where people speak a different language, it might be a good idea to enroll in a language course at least a couple of months before moving. This will give you a chance to get a good grasp on the basics, and you can work on fluency after you move to the country and mingle with the locals.

Packing Up and Moving Costs

Many people fail to consider how costly it can be to pack up and move your entire home from one country to another. They end up being super stressed and financially unstable because they did not anticipate the costs. Make sure you do your research and have enough savings to support the move, and have some leftover in case of any emergencies or additional costs.

Visas and Immigration Requirements

Getting your visa and immigration sorted is the most important and complicated task when moving to another country. You need to make sure you fulfill all the legal and official visa and immigration requirements of the country you are moving to. It would also be helpful and expedite the process if all your documents and certifications were attested before the immigration process.

Global Legalization Services can help you get all your documents verified through professional legalization and authentication services in Ottawa, Canada. Whether you need to get your educational certificates authenticated or your birth and marriage certificates verified, we offer comprehensive attestation and legalization services to our clients.

Contact our team today or schedule an appointment at our office at 4 Florence Street, Suite 203, Ottawa, Ontario, for more information!

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