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10 Best Cities to Raise Kids in Canada 2014

We have explored how Canada ranks on the world stage in posts 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.

Today we’ll delve into the 10 best cities to raise kids based on MoneySense’s Best Places to Live report. We have already featured this report in our best places for new immigrants in Canada and best large cities in Canada posts.   MoneySense is “Canada’s leading personal finance magazine and leading personal finance website” and to determine these rankings they rated “each community across 34 separate categories.” The main grouping of categories included commuting, weather, demographics, wealth, housing, crime, taxation, amenities, health care and culture. For this specific list they added the following 7 criteria: child care spaces, population 14 and under, percentage of students, the number of daycare spaces for 1,000, the number of regulated day care space for children aged 0 to 5, average day care cost and percentage of families with kids. Based on this report, the 10 best places to raise kids in Canada are:

  1. best-cities-to-raise-kids-canada-2014Blainville, Quebec – Percentage of families with kids: 54; Overall 2014 ranking: 21th
  2. Calgary, Alberta – Percentage of families with kids: 50; Overall 2014 ranking: 2nd
  3. Burlington, Ontario – Percentage of families with kids: 55; Overall 2014 ranking: 5th
  4. Oakville, Ontario – Percentage of families with kids: 55; Overall 2014 ranking: 7th
  5. St. Albert, Alberta – Percentage of families with kids: 48; Overall 2014 ranking: 1st
  6. Ottawa, Ontario – Percentage of families with kids: 47; Overall 2014 ranking: 4th
  7. Lévis, Quebec – Percentage of families with kids: 44; Overall 2014 ranking: 12th
  8. Boucherville, Quebec – Percentage of families with kids: 42; Overall 2014 ranking: 7th
  9. Milton, Ontario – Percentage of families with kids: 59; Overall 2014 ranking: 44th
  10. Strathcona County, Alberta – Percentage of families with kids: 49; Overall 2014 ranking: 3rd

In regards to these cities, MoneySense said, “[that] most [are] family finance friendly cities because kids are expensive.

This is information that can be valuable to both individual citizens interested in moving and businesses looking to relocate or expand into new communities as this may make them seem more desirable for new or transferring employees.

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