Why immigrants settle in Toronto?
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The reasons why people choose Toronto?
Torontonians mention below stated points when asked this question:
Economic Opportunity. Toronto offers economic stability and opportunity in a variety of fields, with an increasing focus on tech. While a couple of cities are vying for the “Silicon Valley North” crown, the Toronto-Waterloo corridor is making a bid that must be taken seriously. With offices for Google, Uber, Shopify, Vice magazine and more, there are over 200,000 tech and internet related jobs and counting.
Multicultural Diversity. Toronto has very rich cultural offerings delicate cuisines from around the world, incredible cultural neighbourhoods, like Chinatown and Little Italy, and some amazing artistic companies and festivals. Every year the city hosts the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), one of the most well-known film festivals in the world, and plays home to the prestigious Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) and the renowned National Ballet of Canada.
Education. The University of Toronto is one of the world’s most prestigious post-secondary institutions, ranking 23rd in the Academic Ranking of World Universities. There are three different campuses, located in the Downtown area as well as the west (Mississauga) and east (Scarborough). Toronto is also home to two other universities, Ryerson and York University as well as several community colleges. Ontario’s school teachers are amongst the highest paid teachers in Canada.
Diversity. According to the 2016 census, immigrants made up a staggering 49% of the city’s population. While this number may seem high, it makes sense when considering the many different cultures, neighbourhoods, and activities offered by the city. Toronto has always celebrated its range of population, touting diversity as a strength, even being named the most diverse city in the world by BBC Radio in 2016.
Getting Around. Toronto is one of the very few North American cities in which people can choose not to own a car without suffering major inconveniences. This is largely due to The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) – North America’s third largest public transit system. Also, the city’s transit system is allowing its residents to travel quickly and easily throughout the city using subways, buses, streetcars, and GoTrains.
Healthcare & Social Services. As well, as with every city in Canada, citizens and permanent residents of Toronto have access to universal health care and social services. This means that residents can access the many hospitals and community services which promote their health and well-being.
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