Living Guide

LIVING IN ONTARIO

Life in Ontario

Ontario strikes the perfect balance between urban vibrancy and natural beauty. Cities like Toronto and Ottawa offer a bustling cosmopolitan experience, with diverse cultures, thriving art scene along with some of the best restaurants in Canada. Ontario’s parks and lakes provides ample opportunities for outdoor activities and Ontario’s strong economy has resulted in very low unemployment.

Guide to Life in Ontario
Healthcare in Ontario
Healthcare

Healthcare in Ontario is universally available to all residents at no cost to the individual. The Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) covers the full cost of all necessary medical services for all citizens and permanent residents in Ontario. There are currently 145 public hospital corporations across the province operating on 224 sites, Ontario also has six private hospitals, which provide elective procedures, and four specialty psychiatric hospitals operating on eight sites.

Education in Ontario
Education

From kindergarten through to grade 12, children living in Ontario are free to enroll in public, Catholic and French immersion schools to study a curriculum designed and monitored by the Government of Ontario. The Province is also a leader in special educational needs programs. Ontario’s universities are ranked among the top in the World, and are recognized internationally as such. Ontario is home to the University of Toronto, Queens University, York University and the University of Western Ontario.

Culture of Ontario
Cities & Culture

Ontario’s capital city is Toronto, whose 6 million people make it Canada’s largest and most bustling city. Toronto is also Canada’s financial center and home to the Canadian stock exchange. Nearly half of the people living in Toronto were born in other countries, and the city is the most multicultural and diverse in the world. Ottawa, Canada’s true Capital City is also located in southeastern Ontario Other important Ontario cities include London, Thunder Bay, Hamilton, Kingston and Windsor.

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Ontario has something for everyone to enjoy. In Toronto, you can experience city life with great food, shopping, and sights like the CN Tower and go support the Toronto Blue Jays at the Baseball Stadium. If you love nature, then definitely visit Algonquin Park for hiking and lakes. Algonquin also has lots of private cabins for short term vacation rental or purchase. Niagara Falls is nearby, and Ottawa overdelivers on history and museums. In winter, Ontario’s ski resorts and outdoor activities are a big draw. No matter what you like, Ontario has plenty of adventures and memories in strore and you weave the tapestry of a new life in Canada.

The strength of Ontario’s culture is in its immigrant communities. The international flavor of the province’s cities bring lively events and creates a multicultural environment that is well loved by both residents and visitors. Toronto’s Caribana festival began from an initiative by an immigrant community to put its culture on display. Caribana has since evolved into a city-wide celebration of all things Caribbean that attracts over 1.2 million people each year.

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Life in Toronto Ontario

Toronto is considered the epicenter for individuals seeking to work in many of Canada’s major industries. If you are seeking success in media, finances, or another major industry, Toronto should be your destination. The diverse population of Toronto reflects its important destination for immigrants to Canada. More than 50 percent of residents are first or second generation immigrants and in Toronto there are over 190 different origin countries represented. Most residents of Toronto speak English yet there is an amazing 160 different languages spoken throughout the city making it one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world. Toronto is the capital city of Ontario with a recorded population of 2,731,571

Living in Toronto Canada

Toronto has a cosmopolitan feel thanks to being Canada’s largest city in terms of population. The city has been ranked as the world’s fourth most livable according to a variety of criteria. Healthcare, culture, environment, and education are all ranked highly in Toronto. It is claimed that Toronto has something for everyone. The city’s culture and arts are popular among young people seeking to live in a city with an exciting atmosphere. Jobs in Toronto are plentiful, and have remained so during economic downturns. Toronto is especially welcome to newcomers who blend into different areas of the city with ease. Toronto have some great sports teams and The Toronto Blue Jays have an intense rivalry with the Vancouver Canadians baseball team.

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THE FACTS OF LIFE

Living Costs in Ontario
Housing Costs in Ontario

Living in Ontario comes with a range of costs that vary based on where you settle and your lifestyle. For instance, in cities like Toronto, renting a one-bedroom apartment in the city center can easily set you back around $2,364 per month. This cost can drop significantly if you choose to live in smaller cities or towns within the province, where a similar apartment might go for $1,200 to $1,500 monthly. However, housing is just one part of the equation.

 

$3022: AVERAGE MONTHLY RENTAL PRICE FOR A THREE BEDROOM HOUSE

Utilities Costs in Ontario

When it comes to utilities, you can expect to pay anywhere from $150 to $250 per month for basic services like heating, cooling, electricity, water, and garbage collection. Transportation adds another layer of expense, especially if you own a car. Car insurance in Ontario can range from $1,500 to $2,000 annually, while fuel costs hover around $1.30 to $1.50 per liter. In urban areas, parking fees can range from $100 to $300 per month.

 

$1,567 – AVERAGE GROSS WEEKLY EARNINGS

38 – AVERAGE HOURS WORKED WEEKLY