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  • Vancouver #1 City in North America for Quality of Life

    In March 2017, the Mercer international human resources firm published its annual list of the world’s top cities for quality of life and ranked Vancouver (British Columbia) #5 in the world and #1 in North America, beating #29 San Francisco, #35 Boston, #36 Honolulu, and #44 New York, located in the United States. Besides #5 Vancouver, other cities in Canada were also rated by the Mercer researchers among the best cities in the world for quality of life in 2017, including #16 Toronto (Ontario), #18 Ottawa (Ontario) and #23 Montreal (Quebec). It is no surprise that these four Canadian cities are also top destinations for people who immigrate to Canada, since they offer immigrants a high quality of life that is hard to beat.

     

    Mercer evaluated 450 cities worldwide for this study,  based on 10 major indicators designed to measure quality of life, and then ranked the top 231 best cities for quality of life in 2017. One of the goals of this yearly assessment is to provide relevant information to companies around the globe who send employees to work abroad. This information can also be useful for individuals who are thinking about Canadian immigration or immigration to other countries. According to Mercer, the world’s top 10 best cities for quality of life in 2017 are: #1 Vienna (Austria); #2 Zurich (Switzerland); #3 Auckland (New Zealand); #4 Munich (Germany); #5 Vancouver (Canada); #6 Dusseldorf (Germany); #7 Frankfurt (Germany); #8 Geneva (Switzerland); #9 Copenhagen (Denmark); and #10 Basel (Switzerland). As this list reveals, #5 Vancouver was the only non-European city to be included by Mercer in the top 10 best countries for quality of life this year. If you want to immigrate to Canada and would like to receive an assessment to find out whether you are likely to qualify for one of several Canadian immigration programs, click here!

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    Prince Edward Island Makes Immigrants Feel Welcomed

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    Expat City Ranking 2019 Rates Montreal #5 in the World

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    Survey Finds Most People Living in Canada Are Happy

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    OECD Report Praises Canadian Immigration System

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    Report Says There Are 506,000 Unfilled Jobs in Canada

    According to the Job Vacancy and Wage Survey released by Statistics Canada in June 2019, there were 506,000 Canadian job openings during the first quarter of 2019. This was 44,000 more Canadian job vacancies (an increase of 9.6 percent) compared with the number of open jobs in Canada during the first

    Canada Day Was Extra Special for These Immigrants

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    In June 2019, the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) announced the winners of its 2019 Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards. This was the 11th annual recognition of 25 remarkable immigrants who have made significant accomplishments or contributions to society after relocating to Canada. Immigrants were nominated by Canadians from across the

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