Christina McCarte, Director at AMJ Campbell International, gives us the lowdown on the Canadian moving market, with its good immigration and investment opportunities, and looks at the businesses and regions that are thriving in the country
Canada is a vibrant and growing country. It has extremely close ties to international trade, particularly with the US, our largest trading partner.
Overall, the Canadian market is considered stable and well-regulated and offers a range of investment opportunities for both domestic and international investors.
Canada’s forecast immigration level is close to 1.5 million between now and 2025 – a figure that includes skilled workers. Meanwhile, a record-breaking 431,645 people became permanent residents of the country in 2022. Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver are home to the largest expat population in Canada.
Canada’s main employers include multinational companies in industries such as technology, finance, engineering and healthcare. In addition, universities, research institutions and government agencies hire expats for various positions. Many expats also find employment in Canada through the federal government’s Express Entry programme, which is designed to attract skilled workers to the country.
Overseas workers considering Canada have so much to choose from. Skilled people are in demand for jobs in construction, manufacturing, healthcare and social assistance, retail sales and hospitality.
In Ontario, you’ll find seven of the largest vehicle manufacturers in the world and this province leads Canada in manufacturing, information and technology, forestry, journalism, and the arts.
Quebec has a dominant French-speaking population. It thrives in the aerospace industry, mining, forestry, and software design industries.
Western Canada’s main industries include energy, agriculture, mineral and potash mining, forestry, and fishing.
Businesses in Canada evolved throughout the pandemic. At AMJ, we used this opportunity to improve technology, upgrade software and security measures, implement added safety and compliance protocols, and transition to a near-paperless company.
In a post-pandemic environment, the backlog of demand in most industries is influencing a healthier economy. There are new and renewed opportunities, and Canada will continue to grow, leveraging talent at home and attracting newcomers.
AMJ and Canada’s future
The future of the moving industry in Canada is extremely positive. It is a young country, and as we grow in business and people, moving services will remain essential to its success. Businesses, such as AMJ, that have evolved to remain modern and up to date will continue to lead.
Next year, AMJ celebrates its 90th year in the moving industry. Our leaders have built a strong foundation in moving and, today, we service local, cross-country, cross-border and international moving services.
We have also diversified, leveraging our warehouse, equipment and labour in developing home-delivery, logistics, commercial and special products. This strategy made us a year-round mover – in a world of seasonal movers.
FIDI is an important part of our success at AMJ. We believe in quality and are committed to being the best.
We are looking forward to seeing our FIDI family in Bangkok and are thankful for their support.
Canada fact file
- With 10 provinces and three territories, Canada is the second-largest country in the world, spanning 9,603km east to west and 4,600km north to south.
- Our population is just more than 38 million people, made up of more than 450 ethnic or cultural origins.
- Canada’s economy and financial system is the world’s 10th-largest economy by nominal gross domestic product. We are a developed country.
- Our transportation infrastructure and location make Canada one of the most accessible countries in the world.
- The Canadian market is closely tied to international trade, particularly with the United States, our largest trading partner.
- Overall, the Canadian market is considered stable and well-regulated, and offers a range of investment opportunities for both domestic and international investors.
- Between 2023 and 2025, Canada’s targeted immigration level is close to 1.5 million and includes skilled workers. A record-breaking 431,645 people became permanent residents in 2022.