Moving from Canada to Australia
Thick, salty, black, slightly bitter and meaty flavoured paste...Sounds questionable, right? Forget the maple syrup and welcome vegemite - Aussies’ ultimate breakfast choice! It is hard to not feel excited when moving to Australia from Canada. Sunny Australian beaches sound way more appealing when 6 months of winter is actually the hottest days.
When moving from Canada to Australia you will not only enjoy living on the coast of the coral sea but an impressive amount of job opportunities, higher salaries, and lower crime and tax rates. But before buying that one-way ticket, you must understand what truly calls you to move overseas. Whether it is an alluring Australian accent or simply higher living standards, Hercules Moving Company will become your trustworthy companion to safely pack and ship your home for a move.
Canada vs. Australia
If in Canada your closest neighbours are foxes, raccoons and geese, in Australia it is kangaroos, lizards and centipedes. Despite the stereotype, they are not as dangerous as believed to be. Statistics show that in 2021 there were 1,123 deaths due to car accidents compared to 514 animal-related from 2001 to 2017, which is about 32 per year.
At Hercules Moving Company we set side by side 6 major life aspects that hopefully will assist you in your decision-making. Consider selecting the preferred county in each topic to determine which gets more points in the end. Let’s dive right in!
The second biggest county in the world at almost 10 million km², Canada sits at the top of the North American continent. This huge territory is divided into 10 provinces and 3 territories. The majority of the population lives in close proximity to the US border - the only land border of Canada. The capital city of Canada is Ottawa.
The Canadian temperate climate, in which most of the country lies, is characterized by harsh, cold winters with lots of precipitation in the form of snow and cooler summers. The average temperature in January ranges from -15°C to -35°C in the northern regions, in summer the average temperature ranges from +20°C to +30°C in some regions.
Australia is the only continent that is governed by a single county. At 7.69 million km² it is the smallest continent on earth taking the 6th palace in the world chart after Brazil. The largest island belonging to Australia is Tasmania. Its total area is 68,401 km² and it is an Australian secret holiday destination. Australia is divided into 6 states and 2 territories spread into 3 time zones, the capital city is Canberra.
Because Australia is south of the equator, winter begins in June and summer in December. 90% of the population is located on the coasts of the mainland. The harsh climate and high temperatures in the summer make the central part of Australia uninhabitable. Otherwise, there are no sudden temperature fluctuations or extreme weather conditions on the coasts.
Immigration to Australia as a Canadian Citizen
When immigrating to Australia from Canada do not forget the next:
- Explore visa options to find out what visa fits you best.
- A work and holiday visa is the easiest visa to get with a few requirements. Eligibility criteria: 18 - 30 (35 for some countries) years old, a citizen of an eligible county, must not be accompanied by a dependent child and not have entered the county with 417 or 462 visas.
- You can open a bank account in Canada and transfer money from your home country through TransferWise before you move. The Bank of Commonwealth Australia is a great choice.
- Research and get medical health insurance prior to moving day.
Moving from Australia to Canada
Many decide to move to Canada from Australia because they feel isolated and cut off from the rest of the world. And no one can blame them after all. The shortest flight to the mainland is no less than 6h-8h or 14h to the US. Which, in the opinion of many, might be the biggest disadvantage of relocating to Australia, unless you are an introvert, of course.
Moving from Australia to Canada will provide you with an opportunity to be in the center of business deals, the world’s biggest modern inventions, unpredictable changes and great poutine, perhaps. No matter where or from you are planning to move, Hercules Moving Company can provide a Free Estimate to help you understand how much it will cost to ship your valuables. If you can not wait to know, Call your moving coordinator at (844) 462-6683 Now!