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  • Expat City Ranking 2019 Rates Montreal #5 in the World

    Montreal has been named the 5th best city in the world for expats to live abroad, according to the InterNations Expat City Ranking 2019 which was released in December 2019.


    The largest city in the Canadian province of Quebec was also rated as the #1 city for expats to live in Canada.


    Approximately 20,000 people in 187 countries took part in this evaluation of 82 cities around the world.


    To be included in this global city assessment, a minimum of 50 survey respondents had to evaluate a city.


    The survey participants were asked to rate the city where they were living based on 25 measures of urban life which were grouped into 13 sub-categories that were then used to create four major topical indexes: Quality of Urban Living Index, Getting Settled Index, Urban Work-Life Index, and Finance & Housing Index.


    “Quality of Urban Living” included the health & environment, safety & politics, leisure & climate, and transportation sub-categories.


    “Getting Settled” considered these sub-categories: local friendliness, feeling welcome, friends & socializing, and local language.


    “Urban Work-Life” involved the job & career, job security, and work-life balance sub-categories.


    Sub-categories for “Finance & Housing” were finance, housing, and local cost of living.


    According to a press release issued by InterNations on December 3, 2019, “Montreal outranks the other Canadian cities in several areas: it is the best Canadian city in the urban work life, local cost of living and finance and housing indices.”


    Internationally, Montreal was rated #3 for work-life balance, #5 for finance & housing, #9 for local leisure options, and #10 for urban work life.


    InterNations also noted that, “Expats find it comparatively easy to get settled in all Canadian cities featured in the ranking,” which included Montreal, Calgary, Toronto and Vancouver.


    Canadian cities differ on their strong points, however, all of them are great places to live in Canada and among the best places in the world for expats to move to.


    If you would like to move to Montreal or live in Canada’s other amazing cities and towns, there are several Canadian immigration programs available for skilled foreign workers and their families.


    To receive an assessment of your Canadian immigration options, click here!

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