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Canada is the #1 country people want to live in

According to U.S. News & World Report 2022, Canada is the number 1 place where people would live. “Canada is a high-tech industrial society with a high standard of living,” said U.S. News.

The ranking report, which covers 85 nations, is based on how global perceptions define countries in terms of a number of attributes that have the potential to drive trade, travel and investment and directly affect national economies.

Further, the nations were presented in a 2022 survey of more than 17,000 people from across the globe. From April 30 to July 13, participants assessed whether they associated an attribute with a nation. Consequently, the more a country was perceived to exemplify a certain characteristic, the higher that country’s attribute score. According to the result of the report, Canada is #1 in ‘Is a place people would live‘ and #3 in ‘Best Countries Overall‘.

Countries Where People Would Most Like to Live

  1. Canada
  2. New Zealand
  3. Switzerland
  4. Australia
  5. Spain
  6. Italy
  7. Netherlands
  8. Sweden
  9. Norway
  10. Denmark

It is important to mention that Canada has also ranked first place for immigration and investment and seventh place among the most powerful passports in the world. In addition, Toronto ranked as the best business city for working women and Montreal ranked 4th among the best cities for international students.

Best Countries Overall

The overall ranking of the best countries measures global performance on a variety of metrics. Switzerland is the best country in the world for 2022 and Canada is number 3.

  1. Switzerland
  2. Germany
  3. Canada
  4. United States
  5. Sweden
  6. Japan
  7. Australia
  8. United Kingdom
  9. France
  10. Denmark

Canada’s strongest attributes

The U.S. News Best Countries ranking also grouped attributes into 10 sub-rankings: Adventure, Agility, Cultural Influence, Entrepreneurship, Heritage, Movers, Open for Business, Power, Social Purpose and Quality of Life.

These thematic sub-rankings were formed by grouping country attributes that had similar global trends in survey responses. Subranking scores for each country were determined by averaging the scores that country received in each of the attributes comprising that sub-ranking. According to this sub-ranking, Canada’s best attributes are:

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