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Meet Our Friendly Expat Community in Calgary!
Welcome to our expat community of Calgary; Canada's oil rich, "cowboy city". With InterNations, you have access to a wealth of information collected into guides and insider tips, especially created to support expats as you build your new life. Explore our resources to find answers to questions such as, "how do I apply for a work visa?" and "what education options are available?". Then head to our busy forum to ask friendly and knowledgeable expats for day-to-day advice on beating the cold and renting a snowboard. Remember, they've already navigated this tricky process so build on their experiences as you follow their footsteps in relocating to Calgary.
A visit of our community for Expat Hong Kong is recommend if other InterNations chapters across North & South America are of interest for you. Or your next business trip takes you to our Shanghai Expat chapter…
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A Booming Job Market in Calgary
Calgary's economy has long centered on the oil industry and associated occupations at some of the country's biggest oil producers. Targets in place for new job openings paired with low tax rates and no payroll tax mean a variety of career options for expats. Particular jobs to look for include IT, accountancy, retail, contractors, and architects, with a particular need for educators and healthcare professionals. The city also aims to compete with more "cultured" rivals Toronto and Vancouver by investing heavily into media and the arts. Add to these advantages the highest average income in Canada, and the job market looks promising.
Just 80 km from the Rocky Mountains, Calgary provides active expats with a range of outdoor activities, including skiing and snowboarding at nearby Banff, with fishing, mountain biking, golf, and hiking also popular. Back in the city, museums, zoos, shopping malls, a thriving theater scene, and numerous festivals ensure that your life in Calgary will never be dull. If you worry about the cold winters, you'll be happy to find the +15 heated walkways (so named because they are elevated 15 feet above street level) that link nearly every building in the downtown area for year-round inner city leisure.
Make New Friends at InterNations Events
Starting life in a new city can be difficult if you don't also make new friends, which is why we host regular social events to encourage our expats to network and socialize together. Also make sure you look at our groups to find like-minded expats with interests in salsa, squash, golf, and dining; you'll soon discover you are part of a friendly community both online and offline with InterNations.
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