Last Updated on October 25, 2021
Canadians who have chosen to make Aliyah and living the dream in Israel.
If you’re tired of cold weather, snow and even more cold weather, Israel’s dry, hot climate certainly tops the list for a best-weather, relocation destination. Not intended to poke fun but you’ll spot Canadians in Israel wearing a short-sleeve T in mid-winter (anything above 0 centigrade is a heatwave) or desperately trying to find a converted basement rental property in Tel Aviv, and searching for two-fours of Molsons and maple syrup on the supermarket shelves.
High-profile Canadians in Israel
Nadine Baudot-Trajtenberg is one of the most notable Canadians in Israel. As Deputy governor of The Bank of Israel, she helps set Israel’s monetary policies. Nadine made aliyah in 1985. She holds an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Montreal, an MA in philosophy, economics and politics from Oxford, and a doctorate in economics from Harvard.
First steps to making Aliyah from Canada
Start your Aliyah process with the Jewish Agency or Nefesh B’Nefesh by filling out the online application forms on the Nefesh B’Nefesh website. You will then be contacted by a shaliach (aliyah emissary) who will arrange an interview with you and guide you through the rest of the process.
The AACI – Association of Americans and Canadians in Israel is a community organization that encourages Aliyah from the USA and Canada and assists its members with their absorption. With branches around the country, members can take advantage of information, workshops, social gatherings and other community orientated activities.
Canadian Citizens living in Israel-The Canadian Embassy
Address: Canada House
3/5 Nirim Street
Tel Aviv, 6706038
Tel: +972 3 636-3300
- Embassies and consulates in Israel
- Government Ministries and public offices
- Aliyah and relocation information
The appointment system at the Consular Section of the Canadian Embassy in Israel
From January 1st 2018, Canadian citizens need to book an appointment at the Embassy of Canada in Israel for consular services (passport, proof of citizenship and notarial services) via the appointment website. As a result of the new requirement the processing time has increased significantly. Average processing time is now 5 weeks. You don’t need a Canadian passport, a Canadian visa or an ETA to fly to Canada if you are traveling with a valid American passport. But American citizens must carry proper identification and meet the basic requirements to enter Canada.