The Economist brings out a list regarding the Global Livability Index as per living conditions in 140 cities around the world. There is a place for Three Canadian cities in it. These are Calgary, Toronto as well as Vancouver.
While comparing the list of 2017 survey, Calgary has replaced Toronto for the fourth place. There was a drop in Vancouver and Toronto of three places and they are now 6th and 7th respectively.
Vienna, the Austrian capital was the world’s most livable city after it displaced Melbourne, Australia, for the first spot.
This Global Index is published every year. Moreover, it measures living conditions prevalent in 140 cities in the world on five categories of:
Each city gets a livability score depending upon quality and quantity of factors among the five categories. When a city achieves 100/100 in a category it means an ideal situation.
Calgary had 100% score in four categories, but had a shortcoming in Culture and Environment. Vancouver and Toronto had 100% score for Education and Healthcare.
Vancouver also was the only city to get 100% score in Culture and Environment category.
|City||Rank||Overall Rating||Stability||Healthcare||Culture &Environment||Education||Infrastructure|
|Vancouver, British Columbia||6||97.3||95||100||100||100||92.9|
The population of Calgary is 1.26 million people and it is located in Alberta. Recently it has witnessed substantial growth, as a popular destination for new arrivals in Canada.
As per the recent Statistics, the number of immigrants in the metropolitan area of Calgary had a growth reaching 404,700 in 2016.
Toronto and Vancouver are also the favorite destinations for immigrants. Immigrants have a share of 46 percent in Toronto and 40.8 percent in Vancouver in 2016.
Finally, there are popular immigration options in all the provinces of Ontario Alberta, and British Columbia.