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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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