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Growth of the SMP Industry In Canada

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The Canadian scalp micropigmentation industry has been slow to catch up with its rivals in the United States and Europe. All this is changing in 2019.

The market north of the North American border has always been hampered by geography. With such vast distances from city to city, historically Canadian SMP clients have been much less willing or able to travel to seek out the best technicians. Unfortunately this has enabled sub-standard clinics to flourish due to a lack of accessible high quality alternatives.

Thankfully in 2019 all this has now changed. Canada is now home to a number of high quality scalp micropigmentation clinics that offer great service and world class results.

Here are our recommended clinics for clients in Canada:

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advice for clients considering scalp micropigmentation in canada

A country that’s crammed full to the gunnels with beautifully dramatic landscapes and cosmopolitan cities. With a liberating attitude that draws folks in their droves, Canada embraces each and every one of us, no matter where you hail from in the world. It’s wonderfully welcoming and the perfect destination for your scalp micropigmentation treatment. And to boot, there are mountain ranges that will empower and overwhelm owing to their sheer size, to the impressive Francophone cities of Montreal and Quebec. It’s incredible diversity is not only immensely educational – it will leave you completely spellbound and looking pretty great after an awesome SMP procedure.

Planning

When visiting Canada, if you’re a British national you’ll not need a visa for a short trip but you’ll need an Electronic Travel Authorisation – Americans will need neither of these. For further information in accordance with your nationality, click here to verify your requirements.

Additionally, vaccinations are not too taxing for a visit to this diverse and varied country but for further information, check out information by clicking here.

When planning your trip to Canada, it’s advisable, given its sheer size, to ensure that you know where you wish to go and how you’re going to get there. Car hire is a perfect way to get around the country, however, the rail & bus links are also excellent & not ridiculously expensive. Internal flights are a little limited and have a tendency to be very expensive.

Packing

Packing for this vast country will be an interesting experience, dependant on the time of year you’ll be travelling and where you intend to visit. It’s a country that’s packed full of outdoor experiences & if you’re a fan of skiing, you won’t be disappointed.

If you’re taking your trip during the winter months, for example, December through to March, ensure you’ve plenty of layers. The temperatures will be seriously cold – but it’s also quite a dry cold which is not an unpleasant sensation. However, if you’re going to be there during the height of summer, June, July, August – it’s a different kettle of fish. You’ll need sun hats, plenty of good quality sunscreen and some light clothing that are made from breathable fabric. It’s also super important that you pack a few lightweight hats. Intense sun on newly administered scalp micropigmentation treatment will cause it to fade and creams are not advisable.

Given that this is an outdoor country, decent  walking shoes are essential. Yet it’s also advisable to pack up a good pair of trainers or sandals for the summer months and particularly if you’re planning to visit some of Canada’s awesome cities, such as Quebec or Montreal. If skiing is your choice of sport, ensure that you’ve thermals, balaclavas and glove liners. It can get mighty cold on the Canadian slopes, even if you’re on the move.

And finally, pack up that French phrase book! Albeit it’s predominantly an English speaking country, if you’re visiting any of the French speaking provinces – it’s the opportunity to have a go.

Accommodation

Choice of accommodation across Canada is wide and varied and if needs be, you can visit Canada on a budget, but on saying that the cost of things are above certain averages – and accommodation is included in that.

If you’re not in one of the major cities, you should be able to find a decent B&B or hotel for a shade under $100. However, the minute you hit one of bigger cities, you’ll be looking to pay well above that price. They’ll begin at around the $120 mark, and rocket right up to around $250 per night. Alternatively, camping is an option and you should be able to find a campsite at around $30 to $40 per night.

As ever, Airbnb or Booking are packed full of choices and Canada is no different. You can also pay a visit to the local tourist information offices and they’ll have a list of available accommodation.

When you’re planning your trip to Canada, it’s advisable to book your accommodation in advance. Things can get pretty booked up, including campsites – you don’t want to arrive and get caught short.

Getting Around

If you’re travelling around the cities of Canada you’ll not encounter too many difficulties. Within them you’ll find, at minimum, buses that will transport you from place to place at a reasonable price. In some of the larger cities there’s also subways and / or trains & trams. Alternatively, taxis are available and are all metered.

If you’re planning to take yourself outside of the cities and hop around from place to place you’ll need to remember that the country is vast. There are plenty of comfortable buses and routes for travelling around but distances can be seriously long.

Given the size of Canada many people use air travel when visiting. However, you’ll need to bear in mind that it can be a little on the expensive side. For an idea of routes and prices, Air Transat are pretty good and serve the major airports around the country.

Car hire is a popular option to get around Canada. It’s relatively inexpensive in comparison to air travel and there are plenty of companies to choose from. When hiring a car, you’ll need to ensure that you’ve a valid permit and insurance is crucial (and illegal to be without). When driving in Canada you’ll need to carry your driver’s licence with you at all times whilst you’re on the road.

Additionally, remember that the laws are strictly controlled and failure to adhere to them can result in some fairly hefty penalties.