Canada is a great place to live and work. We who are lucky enough to live here know it. And the world knows it, too. In fact, Canada is ranked as the second best country in the world behind Germany, from a field of 60 countries for overall sustainability, cultural influence, entrepreneurship, economic influence and most importantly, quality of life.
If you’re part of the booming Boomer generation, you’ll be happy to know Canada is the 5th best country to grow old in, with our unique old age pension programs and health care system. And if that’s not enough, here are other reasons why Canada is a good place to live and work in:
- Our unemployment rates are lower than other countries.
- We’re major contributors to quantum computing, medical discoveries, space science and technology.
- We’re one of the most peaceful countries in the world.
- While other nations continue to debate the issue, we’ve been celebrating inclusivity and same-sex marriages for years.
And we’re polite. In fact, our politeness is one of the reasons we play well with other nations and why our general satisfaction levels consistently rate high.
Prime Minister Trudeau called Canada a ‘great place to invest’ because of our public health care, education, safety and economic stability.
That business decision-makers eye Canada as the place they’d like to locate or relocate their businesses and/or head offices speaks volumes about our quality of life and the opportunities Canada offers.
Our tax structures aren’t the highest among nations but they aren’t the lowest either. That makes the Canadian workplace, benefits and lifestyle a selling point to organizations seeking to attract and retain a workforce.
why is Canada a great place to work?
- We have great economic freedom thanks to our sound, reliable and transparent public finances.
- Our banks and banking systems are reliable and efficient (4 of the top 10 banks in the world are Canadian).
- We have a relatively lower unemployment rate than the U.S., particularly among young workers.
- We have health care, benefits, paid holidays and paid leaves, including maternity and paternity leave.
- Employers are mandated by law to be inclusive and welcoming, making workplaces in Canada full of job opportunities open to all.
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