A good portion of people who are moving will relocate to a major centre in Canada like Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Ottawa because of a job transfer or infrastructures like transit systems, schools, housing, and shopping. Jobs and career opportunities are more abundant in major centres versus a smaller community.

There are many smaller communities in Canada that have much to offer in terms of affordability, culture, healthcare, and amenities. MacLean’s rated the following cities as some of the best communities to live in Canada:

  • Delta, British Columbia
  • St. Albert, Alberta
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Fredericton, New Brunswick
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia

For the complete list click here. Their web site allows you to sort the communities by different criteria.

The first step in choosing a new city or town is make a list of what is important for you and your family. Consider things like affordability, culture, schools, sports opportunities, and public transit. If your family likes to be active outdoors, consider a city or town that has lots to offer in outdoor activities. If you are retiring, affordability, culture and healthcare may be important factors to consider.

Ensure the new community is the right fit for your family. Take the time to fully research the area you are considering moving to. If you have the option of doing house hunting trips, ask people who live in the area what they love most about the community.

Once you have decided the city or town you will be moving to, contact a professional mover like Premiere Van Lines who are members of the Canadian Association of Movers and proud agents for Atlas Van Lines. Call 1-877-671-6683 for a free move quote.