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  • Connect with fellow Americans in Canada

  • Get information in our Canada guide

  • Join exciting events and activities

  • Exchange tips about expat life in Canada

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If you’re wondering how to navigate the challenges of life abroad, you’re not alone. Join InterNations and connect with a community of like-minded expats in Canada! You’ll find many ways to network, socialize, and make new international friends.

Don’t miss a variety of welcoming online and in-person events. Join groups to pursue your hobbies — from sports to music, there’s something for everyone With InterNations, you’ll quickly feel at home wherever life takes you.

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InterNations helped me meet many people of different cultures - now I'm more open-minded and happier!
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  • Andrey Vasilyev

    When moving to a huge city such as Vancouver, InterNations made it easy for me to find fellow expats and the network that I needed.

InterNations – Uniting Americans living in Canada

Would you like to get in touch with other Americans in Canada? Are you in need of help and advice from your American compatriots? Or would you like to join other American expats on an excursion to discover sights and landmarks – e.g. the sublime Canadian Rockies?

Whether you have settled as an expat in Canada or are still living in the United States of America and planning your upcoming foreign assignment, InterNations Canada offers everything you need: Established in 2007, our trusted community soon became the leading platform for international networking among expatriates and global minds around the world. Our network also counts a considerable number of American expats in Canada, coming from all corners of United States of America - from New York City, over Washington D.C. to Los Angeles.

American Expats Living in Canada: Your Questions, Answered

If you’re a new or soon-to-be expat in Canada, you probably aren’t quite sure yet what it will be like. That’s why we gathered the answers to some key questions you may have about life in Canada. If you want to ask more specific questions — or even share your own tips — join InterNations! You’ll be part of a community of new and experienced expats who love to help each other out.

What are the most common nationalities in Canada?
As an expat in Canada, you'll meet people from many different cultures (especially if you're an InterNations member!) The top nationalities in the InterNations Communities in Canada currently are:

  • Indians
  • French
  • British
  • Americans

Which cities are most popular among expats in Canada?
Some cities attract more expats than others. These are the cities with the largest expat communities in Canada:

  • Ottawa
  • Montreal
  • Vancouver

How much rent do expats pay in Canada?
Your personal situation plays a role here. Single expats spend on average 1176 USD on their accommodation per month, while expat families spend around 1.911 USD. And of course, rents can also vary greatly depending on the location and city within Canada.

To give you an idea of what to expect, here are some rent averages for the most popular cities in Canada.

Average rent in Ottawa

  • Single expats: 1.249 USD
  • Expat families: 2.058 USD

Average rent in Montreal

  • Single expats: 1.051 USD
  • Expat families: 1.882 USD

Average rent in Vancouver

  • Single expats: 1.935 USD
  • Expat families: 3.309 USD

How safe is Canada?
You may be wondering about safety. In general people perceive their personal safety situation in Canada as safe. People rate the risk of falling victim to petty crime (such as pickpocketing or minor theft) as moderately high.
They consider the chance of being the victim of violent crime (including mugging) low. And, they rate confidence in the police force and related local authorities as very high.

How safe is Canada for women?
Female expats rated the safety situation in Canada as very safe. This is based on the feedback of expat women living in Canada (rather than actual crime statistics). So obviously this can be highly subjective and depends on factors such as where people live.

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Meet other Americans in Canada

Meet other Americans at our events in Canada

Attend our monthly events and activities for Americans expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

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Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow Americans in our Canada expat forums.

Ask experienced American expats in Canada!

  • Where can I find American food?
  • Where can I meet other Americans?
  • Are there American schools in my city?

Find other Americans to share your hobbies with

Find Tips and Advice on Canada from American Expats

Of course, expat living in Canada is not just about shipping your belongings and filing in some bureaucratic papers. Regular socializing with fellow Americans is an essential part of expat life and helps getting accustomed to the Canadian way of life and mentality. InterNations helps you connect and meet up with other Americans in Canada, residing in Ottawa, Montreal, Vancouver and many other places throughout the country. Just take a look at our group of Americans in Toronto or Americans in Montréal.

  • Look up our top quality network to get to know open-minded expats from the United States of America in Canada.
  • Obtain and share insider tips in our Canada Expat Forums – e.g. how to hire a babysitter fluent in your native tongue for your children or where to get st■ turkey in Montreal.
  • Search the InterNations Places database for Canada to get information on institutions from your home country, including the American embassy.

From the sublime Canadian Rockies to French-speaking Québec, with its strong provincial identity, we’ll help you connect with supportive and friendly American expats in Canada.

Join Our Expat Activities and Mingle with Fellow Americans in Canada

Moreover, please feel free to attend our regular expat events and activities in Canada. Our get-togethers are very diverse and range from a cozy gathering to enjoy the traditional Canadian maple pancakes, to big expat celebrations with hundreds of participants in Ottawa’s best locations. You can also participate in one of our expat trips to go and see B.C.'s pristine wilderness as well as other beautiful landmarks in Canada.

Our meet-ups and activities are a great opportunity to mingle with expats from the United States of America and various other countries in a casual setting. Interested? Just sign up and you’ll soon be receiving a cordial Hello from our Americans living in Canada!

  • Andrey Vasilyev

    When moving to a huge city such as Vancouver, InterNations made it easy for me to find fellow expats and the network that I needed.

  • Amarilis Castillo

    InterNations make networking in such a large city so much easier with their events and extensive information.

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