Moving to Edmonton

Moving to Edmonton: Your Ultimate Guide

Welcome to Edmonton, the vibrant capital city of Alberta! Known as 'Canada’s Festival City,' Edmonton is a cultural, governmental, and educational centre. It offers a dynamic mix of urban sophistication and rustic charm.

Whether you’re drawn by its booming economy, diverse communities, or the promise of adventure in the vast northern landscapes, moving to Edmonton could be the start of something great. The Move Faster Team is here to help make your transition smooth and successful.

You are likely to have many questions about moving to Edmonton.

Check out our 25 Things You Should Know Before You Move To Edmonton Blog Post.

About the City

edmontonEdmonton is the capital city of Alberta, a province of Canada located between British Columbia to the west and Saskatchewan to the east. The province also borders the Northwest Territories, and at its southern edge it meets the northern border of the United States.

Edmonton is Canada’s fifth largest municipality, and is the second largest city within Alberta, with a population of close to 878,000. The population of the Edmonton metropolitan area is an estimated 1,328,300, making it is the most northerly city within North America to have more than a million metropolitan residents.

Edmonton is also ranked as Canada’s nineteenth most dangerous city in terms of crime. However, this should be seen in the context that Canada as a whole has generally low levels of crime, significantly less than the United States and lower than many European countries.

Known as the oil capital of Canada, Edmonton is an important location for natural resources, operating as a staging post for large-scale oil, gas and diamond mining projects to the north. Consequently, the largest major industry is petrochemicals, but there is also a significant number of IT, banking and biotechnology jobs.

The area’s employers have typically attracted many workers from abroad, and the city has worked hard to advertise itself as an attractive and welcoming destination for foreigners. Edmonton is also a significant regional center for education and government, as well as the focus of a great many cultural festivals and events throughout the year.

Why Move to Edmonton?

Edmonton is a city with endless opportunities. It boasts a strong economy, particularly in industries like energy, technology, and healthcare. Residents enjoy a high quality of life, affordable living costs, and a wide array of housing options. The city’s extensive park system, which is the largest stretch of urban parkland in North America, offers plenty of outdoor activities year-round.

Housing and Neighborhoods

Discover Edmonton's diverse neighborhoods, each with its own character and charm. From the historic elegance of Glenora to the bustling, modern vibe of downtown, Edmonton has a place for every lifestyle and budget. Our comprehensive listings and expert insights will guide you to find the perfect home.

Education and Employment

Edmonton is home to world-class educational institutions like the University of Alberta and vibrant job markets across various sectors. Whether you're advancing your education or taking the next step in your career, you’ll find ample opportunities here.

Culture and Community

Immerse yourself in Edmonton’s rich tapestry of arts and culture. With festivals celebrating everything from music to food to theater, there’s always something happening. Engage with the community through local events, sports, and civic initiatives.

Your Moving Checklist

We’ve compiled a checklist to help you prepare for your move, covering everything from packing tips to utility setup. Plus, our team can provide personalized advice and resources to ensure nothing is overlooked.

Settling In

Once you’ve moved, it's time to settle into your new life in Edmonton. Explore local favorites, join community groups, and start making memories in your new home. The Move Faster Team remains at your service, offering support as you navigate your new surroundings.

Edmonton is more than a destination; it's a place where you can carve out your niche and thrive. With the Move Faster Team by your side, your move to Edmonton will be just the beginning of an exciting new chapter.
Ready to make the move to Edmonton? Contact the Move Faster Team today for expert guidance and a seamless relocation experience. Welcome home!

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Key Things to Know Before Moving to Edmonton