IT jobs with relocation to Vancouver

General

Vancouver, as the most populous city in British Columbia, is a coastal seaport city in Canada. This city is in the list of top 5 cities in the world for the quality of life. As a global city, Vancouver hosted a lot of international events and conferences. Furthermore, Vancouver is ranked among Canada's most expensive cities to live in and, according to Forbes, this city is on the 6th place in the world with the overpriced real estate market. At the same time, Vancouver is the 10th cleanest city in the world. Another interesting fact is that Vancouver is the second-largest destination for immigrants.

3rd

most “livable place in the world”

10th

cleanest city in the world

35%

of the population is foreign-born

15M

tourists visit the city each year


Cost of living
Property prices
  • Apartment rent (small) in City Centre $ 1,442
  • Apartment (small) Outside of Centre $ 1,093
  • Apartment (big) in City Centre $ 2,901
  • Apartment (big) Outside of Centre $ 2,013
Utilities (monthy)
  • Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for big apartment $ 62
  • Internet $ 53
Transportation
  • One-way Ticket (Local Transport) $ 2
  • Monthly Pass (Regular Price) $ 73
  • Taxi 1km ride $ 1.5
  • Gasoline (1 liter) $ 1
Food & Restaraunts
  • The average food basket $ 53                                                                                                                                                                                         milk (1 liter), 1 bread (500g), eggs (12), local cheese (1kg), chicken breasts (1kg), apples (1kg), potato (1kg), water (1,5 liter), a bottle of wine, domestic beer (0,5l bottle)
  • Lunch $ 12
  • Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course $ 51
  • Beer $ 5
  • Cappuccino (regular) $ 3.2
  • Coke/Pepsi (0,33 liter bottle) $ 1.6
Sports and leisure
  • Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult  $ 39
  • Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat $ 11

Healthcare

Vancouver is a city with high standards of healthcare. There are a number of clinics, hospitals, medical research universities in this city. Here's the list of hospitals in Vancouver. As English is an official language, so it is very comfortable to communicate with doctors in Vancouver without any trouble for expats. Furthermore, you can visit a special service for people who are looking for a family doctor. 

Medications are provided by pharmacies in Vancouver and can be found easily. Here's the list of pharmacies that work in Vancouver.   

Everybody, who lives in Canada has to apply for public health insurance. If you have it, you don't have to pay for basic services, because healthcare is paid through taxes. Furthermore, it is publicly funded and administered on a provincial basis. However, private insurance, which is usually offered by employers, includes more services. For instance, dental services, which are not included in public healthcare. Individually, Canadians spend about $3,300 per capita on health care.

Canadian Health Care
More about Health care in Canada


Education

There is one interesting fact that in Canada the constitutional responsibility for higher education rests with the provinces of Canada. This means that there are different rules in higher education in every province. However, the organization of study programs is similar. There is the only difference between Quebec and rest Canada. In Quebec college is a pre-university programme and in rest on Canada college is a community college or technical school, where students can get a diploma, certificate or associate's degree. Moreover, universities offer Bachelor's, Master's and doctoral programs in different science fields.

Canadians pay about $5,040 for undergraduate and postgraduate courses, international undergraduate students pay about $11,920 and international postgraduate students pay near $35,550. 

Universities, Colleges and Business schools in Vancouver
More about higher education in Canada


Climate

Vancouver, as a city with an oceanic or marine west coast climate, is considered as a place with cool, dry summers and wet, warm winters. The average temperature in summer is 22°C (72°F) and in winter 7°C (45°F). Vancouver is one of the wettest cities in Canada.

 22°C

average summer temperature

C

average winter temperature

11days

of snow per year


Safety

Vancouver, as a safe city, has a safety level of 64% safe according to Numbeo's rating. However, lock your car every time you walk somewhere as Vancouver has the highest car break-in rate in North America. And about crime, Vancouver is very safe for residents.

64/100

Numbeo Safety Index


Economy

Vancouver, as a city with a big economy, is considered as one of the nation's largest industrial centers of Canada. Port Metro Vancouver is the biggest port in Canada, which does more than C$172 billion in trade. Furthermore, Vancouver is now a center for software development, biotechnology, and video game development. Vancouver is also one of the most diverse cities in Canada, so it can be an ideal place for expats.

$1459

Minimum monthly salary

$4467

Average monthly

salary


People

Expat communities are common in Vancouver, so there you can connect with other expats, find friends and help, if it is needed. Here are some of them:

InterNations 
Expat Meetups in Vancouver

  • General

    Vancouver, as the most populous city in British Columbia, is a coastal seaport city in Canada. This city is in the list of top 5 cities in the world for the quality of life. As a global city, Vancouver hosted a lot of international events and conferences. Furthermore, Vancouver is ranked among Canada's most expensive cities to live in and, according to Forbes, this city is on the 6th place in the world with the overpriced real estate market. At the same time, Vancouver is the 10th cleanest city in the world. Another interesting fact is that Vancouver is the second-largest destination for immigrants.

    3rd

    most “livable place in the world”

    10th

    cleanest city in the world

    35%

    of the population is foreign-born

    15M

    tourists visit the city each year

  • Cost of living
    Property prices
    • Apartment rent (small) in City Centre $ 1,442
    • Apartment (small) Outside of Centre $ 1,093
    • Apartment (big) in City Centre $ 2,901
    • Apartment (big) Outside of Centre $ 2,013
    Utilities (monthy)
    • Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for big apartment $ 62
    • Internet $ 53
    Transportation
    • One-way Ticket (Local Transport) $ 2
    • Monthly Pass (Regular Price) $ 73
    • Taxi 1km ride $ 1.5
    • Gasoline (1 liter) $ 1
    Food & Restaraunts
    • The average food basket $ 53                                                                                                                                                                                         milk (1 liter), 1 bread (500g), eggs (12), local cheese (1kg), chicken breasts (1kg), apples (1kg), potato (1kg), water (1,5 liter), a bottle of wine, domestic beer (0,5l bottle)
    • Lunch $ 12
    • Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course $ 51
    • Beer $ 5
    • Cappuccino (regular) $ 3.2
    • Coke/Pepsi (0,33 liter bottle) $ 1.6
    Sports and leisure
    • Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult  $ 39
    • Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat $ 11
  • Healthcare

    Vancouver is a city with high standards of healthcare. There are a number of clinics, hospitals, medical research universities in this city. Here's the list of hospitals in Vancouver. As English is an official language, so it is very comfortable to communicate with doctors in Vancouver without any trouble for expats. Furthermore, you can visit a special service for people who are looking for a family doctor. 

    Medications are provided by pharmacies in Vancouver and can be found easily. Here's the list of pharmacies that work in Vancouver.   

    Everybody, who lives in Canada has to apply for public health insurance. If you have it, you don't have to pay for basic services, because healthcare is paid through taxes. Furthermore, it is publicly funded and administered on a provincial basis. However, private insurance, which is usually offered by employers, includes more services. For instance, dental services, which are not included in public healthcare. Individually, Canadians spend about $3,300 per capita on health care.

    Canadian Health Care
    More about Health care in Canada

  • Education

    There is one interesting fact that in Canada the constitutional responsibility for higher education rests with the provinces of Canada. This means that there are different rules in higher education in every province. However, the organization of study programs is similar. There is the only difference between Quebec and rest Canada. In Quebec college is a pre-university programme and in rest on Canada college is a community college or technical school, where students can get a diploma, certificate or associate's degree. Moreover, universities offer Bachelor's, Master's and doctoral programs in different science fields.

    Canadians pay about $5,040 for undergraduate and postgraduate courses, international undergraduate students pay about $11,920 and international postgraduate students pay near $35,550. 

    Universities, Colleges and Business schools in Vancouver
    More about higher education in Canada

  • Climate

    Vancouver, as a city with an oceanic or marine west coast climate, is considered as a place with cool, dry summers and wet, warm winters. The average temperature in summer is 22°C (72°F) and in winter 7°C (45°F). Vancouver is one of the wettest cities in Canada.

     22°C

    average summer temperature

    C

    average winter temperature

    11days

    of snow per year

  • Safety

    Vancouver, as a safe city, has a safety level of 64% safe according to Numbeo's rating. However, lock your car every time you walk somewhere as Vancouver has the highest car break-in rate in North America. And about crime, Vancouver is very safe for residents.

    64/100

    Numbeo Safety Index

  • Economy

    Vancouver, as a city with a big economy, is considered as one of the nation's largest industrial centers of Canada. Port Metro Vancouver is the biggest port in Canada, which does more than C$172 billion in trade. Furthermore, Vancouver is now a center for software development, biotechnology, and video game development. Vancouver is also one of the most diverse cities in Canada, so it can be an ideal place for expats.

    $1459

    Minimum monthly salary

    $4467

    Average monthly

    salary

  • People

    Expat communities are common in Vancouver, so there you can connect with other expats, find friends and help, if it is needed. Here are some of them:

    InterNations 
    Expat Meetups in Vancouver

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