Canada is a great place to live and work. We who are lucky enough to live here know it. For the fourth year in a row, Canada is ranked the top country to live in when it comes to quality of life. According to the 2019 Best Countries Report, our northern nation took home the winning score based on our health care, public education, safety, solid job market and politically stable landscape. Canada is a nation of great geographic and cultural diversity. Canadians embrace the world and the changes that other ways and beliefs bring to us. From coast to coast, you’ll discover breathtaking natural beauty and world-class, modern cities with a strong tradition of multiculturalism. It is the world’s second largest country by size. The Canadian government is a parliamentary democracy, with federal government buildings located in Ottawa, Ontario, our nation’s capital. The national animal of Canada is the beaver. Canada is made up of 10 provinces and three territories. Canada has two official languages, French and English.
Canada offers a first-class education system, a high quality of life, and a safe, welcoming environment. Our economy is the 14th largest, making us one of the wealthiest nations with a consistently high standard of living. 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.
We have greater economic freedom because of our sound, reliable and transparent public finances. Our banks and banking systems are better and stronger. We have better health care, benefits, paid holidays and paid leaves, including maternity and paternal leave. Canada’s health care is publicly (tax-payer) funded: payment is generally not required for medical treatment, although, depending on the province you live in, it’s probable you’ll pay for pharmaceuticals and dental care.
“In Canada, nearly half of millionaires are immigrants or second- generation residents, compared to just one-third in America.”