Six cities of Canada ranks in the best cities to live in among list of 100

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Canada’s population is 0.5% of the world population, but there are many reason it is one of the best countries to settle down. Six cities of Canada, according to the 2021 World’s Best Cities Report, are few of the best cities to live in among the list of 100 cities in the world. The cities ranked in the list are Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Calgary, Ottawa and Edmonton. Each of these cities have got their rank higher compared to the previous report.

The methodology to rank the cities has various metric like place, product, programming, people, prosperity, and promotion and assesses the other relevant factors to arrive on decision on how and where to rank the city overall. Toronto is the third-best city in the world under the ‘people’ metric, which is based on city’s diversity, immigration rate, and educational attainment.

Here are factors why the above mentioned cities are in top 100 list of the best cities in the world:

  • Toronto (13th best city in the world, previously 17th)

Metro population: 6.9m

What they say: ‘Economic growth, fueled by immigration and global investment, have Canada’s largest city poised for big things. Toronto’s diversity is less tied to migrant labour and more to the long-term opportunity in a city that earlier this summer was crowned as the fastest growing metropolitan area in all of North America.’

  • Vancouver (34th best city in the world, previously 41st)

Metro population: 2.4m

What they say: ‘Silicon Valley and Seattle tech giants are coming to town with plenty of jobs, coaxed by Canada’s openness to immigration from global tech talent largely spurned by four years of nationalist policies south of the border. Additionally, Canada’s—and Vancouver’s in particular—comparatively pro-active response to and containment of the pandemic has endeared the city to even more global nomads who can work from anywhere.’

  • Montreal (41st best city in the world, previously on 45th)

Metro population: 3.6m

What they say: ‘Canada’s exotic French heart was hit hard with COVID-19. But a return to brighter days is never far here, mes amis. Despite the cancellation of iconic programming like the Grand Prix, the city acted swiftly to turn major streets into creatively-styled outdoor hangouts with art and music, and vastly increased bike lanes. The summer of 2020, as ever in the city, was deliriously enjoyable and tragically short — not for nothing does Montreal rank 25th in the world for the number of quality activities, shows and events.’

  • Calgary (47th best city in the world, previously on 48th)

Metro population: 1.3m

What they say: ‘Canada’s energy capital is building for its future, despite a struggling oil industry. The challenge in this city of risk-takers has always been to even things out by diversifying away from fossil fuels, building an economically resilient home town. New projects, like the recently opened Central Library in the burgeoning cultural hub of East Village, reinforce the city’s long-lauded quality of life, despite current struggles.’

  • Ottawa (67th in the world, previously on 77th)

Metro population: 1m

What they say: ‘The cosmopolitan capital of Canada has a reputation for brainpower that’s attracting the world. Ottawans are uncommonly intelligent: the city ranks #6 in Educational Attainment and the highest-ranking of its four universities, Carleton, places #82 globally. All that brainpower has poured into some 1,750 knowledge-based businesses—everything from clean technology to life sciences to digital media, aerospace and software. About 68,000 jobs are the result—along with an 80th-place ranking in global GDP Per Capita.’

  • Edmonton (76th in the world, previously on 83rd)

Metro population: 1.1m

What they say: ‘The University of Alberta (ranked #59 globally), healthy immigration and the government dollars that come with being a provincial capital have already created a place known around the world as “The City of Festivals.” From Fringe theater to street performers to an increasingly important international film festival, there are more than 50 large, city-sanctioned events every year.’


These cities are big cities and usually expensive compared to the smaller cities, so if you are looking for smaller cities to live in, you may choose Winnipeg (Manitoba), Halifax (Nova Scotia), Brampton and Hamilton (Ontario) and some other option available along with province like Prince Edward Island. There are many options available to settle down in Canada and live quality life.

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