If Canada being named the number 1 Country in the World, according to the 2021 Best Countries Report, is not a reason enough to move to the Great White North, we have 10 more reasons:
- Universal Health Care System
Canada is well-known for its universal healthcare system, which is a publicly-funded health-care system available to all top residents. It is one of the primary causes for the country’s excellent standard of living and health. Contrary to popular belief, the decentralized system is not self-sustaining and is reliant on federal taxation. It has changed drastically over the previous 40 years in many areas, but it is still cutting-edge and successful. The system, which varies by province, provides coverage for all medically essential procedures – expenses are reimbursed based on need, not on one’s financial situation.
- World Class Public Education – Secondary and Tertiary
Canada’s education has consistently ranked among the top five in the world. Having a Canadian education will always be an asset.
According to the latest PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) results, which conducts measurements of scholastic performance by students worldwide in math, science, and reading – Canada was ranked among the top ten countries in all three categories. Canadian public schools placed well above Australia, New Zealand, the UK, the United States, and Ireland.
In addition, Canada is ranked third for the best tertiary education in the world, as reported by US and seven universities feature as the ip 100 in the QS ranking.
Canada is considered one of the safest destinations in the world. This year the Great White North was named as the sixth-safest country in the world according to the Global Peace Index in 2022. Crime rates are low, even in main cities, police are trusted, easy to contact, and quick to respond.
- Quality of Life
In the 2021 Best Countries Report, a ranking and analysis project by US News & World Report, Canada took the top spot overall as well as No. 1 in quality of life and social purpose for the first time. According to the Report, this means that Canada is regarded as “a stable and safe society in which individuals [and businesses] can develop and prosper, and is open, fair, and equitable.” It is also perceived as having a good job market, caring about human rights, and being committed to social justice, and finishing first in terms of not being corrupt and respecting property rights.
- Job Opportunities and Growing Economy
Canada’s economy is expanding, and increased demand creates new opportunities for a wide range of professions. Not only are there great opportunities, but Canada’s laid-back and relaxed culture means that there is less stress and a huge emphasis on work-life balance.
Toronto, for example, is a booming IT industry, popularly known as the next Silicon Valley.
- Diversity and Multiculturalism
The country is cosmopolitan and progressive. Immigrants are encouraged to keep your customs, religion, language, and culture.
More than 140 languages are spoken in Toronto alone, and more than 20% of Canadians were born outside the country.
Walking along a street in Vancouver or Toronto without hearing a different language or tasting exquisite ethnic cuisine is nearly impossible.
- Nice People, Happy Country
Many countries around the world are known to be welcoming to immigrants and visitors but Canadian take it a step further. True to its reputation, Canadians are known as the world’s friendliest people and in spite of the immersive diversity they coexists peacefully and supportively with their neighbours. While some may dismiss them as naive and unfailingly courteous, many Canadians are celebrated and appreciated for their enormous generosity, calmness, and niceness.