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Did you know that you can work remotely for up to six months in Canada?
Current step Canadian lawsTravelers with a tourist visa can work from the country and stay for up to 6 months.
A new update was released on June 27 this year to remind overseas viewers that this is possible. Current migration document says:
„Under current Canadian immigration rules, a digital nomad only needs visitor status to immigrate to Canada for up to six months at a time while performing their work remotely for a foreign employer.”
Foreign visitors do not have to meet the same income requirements as tourists.
The Canadian government is developing new strategies to attract high-skilled workers, find pathways for them to stay longer, and encourage the growth of the STEM sector.
Meanwhile, digital nomads can take advantage of current job opportunities to explore Canada’s amazing national parks and fascinating cities and experience the local culture.
Is Canada Offering a New Digital Nomad Visa?
While other countries such as Uruguay and Malaysia have recently issued new digital nomad visas, Canada currently has no new digital nomad visas.
Currently there is an opportunity to stay and work in Canada for up to six months Regular visitor visa.
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However, according to information shared on the Canadian network Global NewsImmigration Minister Sean Fraser said the government wants to attract more talent to work at Canadian tech companies, and that they will work on a digital nomad strategy.
They will allow long-distance workers to stay longer if they find employment in the country. They also plan to upgrade the existing startup visa.
Best cities to work remotely
According to a recent report, Canada has some of the best cities to live in the world Report Global Liveability Index 2023 released by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).
Calgary, Vancouver and Toronto rounded out the top 10 cities, with Montreal coming in at number 25.
These cities offer digital nomads better internet connectivity, more cafes, libraries and co-working spaces, and more activity and entertainment options.
According to From NomadAlthough they are expensive, the best cities in Canada for digital nomads are:
- Toronto: The average internet speed is 19 Mbps, and the average cost of living for digital nomads is $4,488 per month.
- Vancouver: The average internet speed is 16 Mbps, and the average cost of living for digital nomads is $5,712 per month.
- Victoria: The average internet speed is 17 Mbps, and the average cost of living for digital nomads is $5,350 per month.
Canadian cities do not rank among the top destinations for digital nomads, but lack of clear information about current legal possibilities may also have had an impact.
Now that remote workers know that they can legally stay in Canada for up to six months and that there are no income restrictions, more people may consider this country as an option for a unique work experience.
Best time to explore Canada
Of course, we know that Canada gets cold too Cold, especially in winter.
So unless you like freezing weather or are digital snowfallWinter is not the best time to visit.
Instead, digital nomads can come to Canada in the spring and stay in the fall to get the most out of this fascinating country.
During their work, telecommuters can visit the famous Banff National Park in Canada or the spectacular Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park in Quebec.
Staying for months allows for planning ahead and setting aside days for technological detoxification and connection with nature.
Canada is the perfect place to explore beautiful forests, go on wildlife vacations, enjoy lakes and enjoy impressive landscapes.
Traveler alert: Don’t forget travel insurance for your next trip!
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