According to UN’s latest Human Development Report, the world is becoming a better place to live. Though the fact remains that about 800 million people in the world go to bed hungry daily, more than 1 billion people have risen out of extreme poverty in the past 25 years.

The report ranks countries that are best to live in. The UN reviewed nearly 200 countries under various factors, including life expectancy, education, gender equality, and financial wealth.

Among the overall rankings, let see 10 Reasons to choose Canada for living,

Standard of living – Canada’s Human development Indicator ranks 12th in the world during year 2017

Government funded Healthcare – Life expectancy is 82.5 which is very good to see. Canada provides state-funded healthcare facilities that enable people from all walks of life to have access to quality healthcare without worrying about paying heavy fees. Plus, if you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, basic healthcare is completely free of cost.

Government funded Education – Canada provides both public and private education systems. The public schools are funded by the government and are free for students till 12thCanada ranks 10th place in education achievement. More than half of its resident’s graduate from college.

International Job market – The latest Help Wanted Report from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) showed Canada’s job vacancy rate hit 3.1 per cent in the April-to-June quarter this year, the highest rate since the CFIB started tracking this data in 2004.This means that for every 100 jobs in the country, more than three have been sitting empty for four months or longer. A job vacancy rate is sort of the opposite of an unemployment rate: The stronger the job market, the higher the vacancy rate.

Socio economic sustainability that is skilled labour force is 90.8%. Canada ranks 12th in GDP with 43,433 as Gross National Income (GNI) per capita. Canada is one of the top Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries in spending on public postsecondary education.

Human security – Very less crime rate (Homicide rate) as 1.7 per 100,000 peoples

Nature at its best – Canada has some of the most beautiful scenery in the world – Niagara Falls in Ontario; Banff National Park in Alberta; Prince Edward Island; Quebec’s Laurentian Mountains; and the Capilano River area in British Columbia.

Multi-cultural Society – One out of 5 people in Canada’s population is foreign-born. Today, Canada boasts the highest percentage of foreign-born citizens than any other G8 country. The diversity of Canada’s population is expected to increase significantly in the next two decades, especially in the large metropolitan cities.

Equality – Canada define their economic equality through unemployment insurance, universal healthcare, free public university education and government pensions, all paid through tax payers’ money. A progressive taxation ensures that equality as a value provided to all Canadian citizens.

Immigrant friendly – Modern Canada actively strives to make life not a struggle. In modern Canada compromise and being a team player is important. The work-life balance is very important. Some employers grant paternity leave to new fathers. Excellence and hard work certainly matter but they are not everything. In modern day Canada one’s knowledge of soft skills is frequently the breaking point between job and social success and job and social failure. An immigrant who does not show a good command of them is unlikely to be treated in a friendly way.

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