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Canada Named Number One Country for Quality of Life Fourth Year in a Row

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shared a DailyHive article that mirrored headlines making international news: Canada was named the number one country for quality of life. The results were based on a U.S. News and World Report's 2019 Best Countries Report, produced with the BAV Group and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Canada ranked 3rd overall in the "Best Countries" report, after Switzerland (1) and Japan (2), and ranked highest for quality of life for the fourth year in a row. Attributes were grouped together in categories and judged. The groups included adventure, citizenship, cultural influence, entrepreneurship, heritage, movers, power, quality of life and open for business.

Canada scored high in "political stability" and its "well developed public education system", where it was given a score of ten (the highest possible score). It scored a 9.6 for its public healthcare system.

Last year, the Canadian Government created the Student Direct Stream to expedite international student applications from four countries: India, Vietnam, Philippines, China. Canada also adopted the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration (GCM). Its 2019-2021 multiyear immigration plan will progressively grow immigration levels to near almost one percent of the Canadian population by 2021 with a focus on high-skilled economic immigration.

Culturally alone, Canada's landscape reflects a true melting pot of societies. We consistently hear from our relocated foreign clients that they feel so welcome in Canada. They are able to integrate into daily life much more easily than they had expected. For instance, the province of Ontario counts growing numbers of the following citizens: China, India, Syria and Brazil. Contact vmalka@ckrlaw.com to learn more about your immigration options and what Canada has to offer for you!