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10 Best Cities for New Immigrants in Canada

Being a Canadian call centre, we regularly explore how Canada (and its cities) compares on a global scale in various areas like best country to livesmartest countries, the happiest countries, the  most peaceful countries, the friendliest countries, the most charitable countries, the best countries for quality of life, the best countries for business, the top countries for life expectancy, the best countries for working women, the best country for child well-being, the best countries from social progress, the best countries for higher education, the most popular countries, the least corrupt countries, the countries with the best reputation, the best countries for ease of doing business, the best countries for starting a business, the best country for business, the best country for customer satisfaction, the most gay positive country, the best countries with the most competitive economies, the best countries for entrepreneurship, the most sustainable countries, the best countries to grow old, the best country brand, the most youthful cities, the best cities to live for opportunity, the best countries for business, the most sustainable countries, the most charitable countriesthe most prosperous countries, the countries with the highest minimum wage, the safest countries and the best cities to live in Canada. Now we’re looking at the best places for new immigrants in Canada in 2014 released by MoneySense, “Canada’s leading personal finance magazine and leading personal finance website.

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The methodology had a total of 101 points available in a variety of categories each with assigned point values “depending on the importance of the category.” To determine the best place for new immigrants, the points were shifted “to emphasize services and conditions for immigrants.” Categories included: walk/ride to work, transit, weather, population growth, unemployment, housing, household income, discretionary income, household net worth, crime, sales tax, income tax, doctors per 1,000, health professionals, doc off, university, college, culture, proximity to an airport, language diversity, immigration population, affordable rent and rental vacancies. The categories were placed in the following groups: commuting, wealth, taxation, culture, weather, housing/renting, amenities, demographics, crime and health care. Based on MoneySense’s ranking, the best places for new immigrants in Canada are:

  1. Ottawa, Ontario – Immigration as percentage of population: 20.4. Overall 2014 ranking: 4th
  2. Burlington, Ontario – Immigration as percentage of population: 16.4. Overall 2014 ranking: 5th
  3. Saanich, British Columbia – Immigration as percentage of population: 17.6. Overall 2014 ranking: 14th
  4. Brossard, Quebec – Immigration as percentage of population: 35.6. Overall 2014 ranking: 38th
  5. Brandon, Manitoba – Immigration as percentage of population: 14.7. Overall 2014 ranking: 42nd
  6. Winnipeg, Manitoba – Immigration as percentage of population: 21.0. Overall 2014 ranking: 19th
  7. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Immigration as percentage of population: 13.7. Overall 2014 ranking: 13th
  8. North Vancouver, British Columbia (City) – Immigration as percentage of population: 30.2. Overall 2014 ranking: 28th
  9. Calgary, Alberta – Immigration as percentage of population: 25.4. Overall 2014 ranking: 2nd
  10. Vancouver, British Columbia – Immigration as percentage of population: 44.4. Overall 2014 ranking: 39th

Multiculturalism is fundamental to the Canadian belief that all citizens are equal and immigration is integral to its continued promotion in Canada. It is for this reason that studies of this nature are important to not only to new immigrants but also to business and government.

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