Are you a millennial looking to move abroad and unsure which country to choose? Well Nestpick (international aggregator website for furnished apartments), in its 2018 Millennial Cities Ranking, placed Canada as the overall best country to live in for millennials. Following years of helping people find accommodation around the world, Nestpick says they’re witness to a “clear pattern in the way that young professionals flock to some of the most dynamic urban districts.” As a Licensed Immigration Consultant, I too have witnessed firsthand, the factors that continue to shape many millennials’ choice of countries. Like Nestpick said, many millennials are more driven in their choice by factors such as human rights than partying. Many millennials I’ve had dealings with, more than ‘the good life,’ are also looking for a secure country where they can raise a family.
Canada fits this description and that accounts for why many people are moving here. The World Bank’s life expectancy rate for Canada is 82.14 years while the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Better Life Index scores Canada 9.7 out of 10 for safety and security. In the Nestpick ranking that looked at four main concerns such as availability of work, affordability of a good life, an open and tolerant city, and the ability to have fun, three Canadian Cities made the survey’s Top 10 Best Cities. Among the top 10 countries that had Germany, the United Kingdom, Netherland, Spain, and USA, Canada came out tops with the three cities of Montreal at second place, Toronto at fifth place and Vancouver at sixth place. On the top 10 list, under the employment category, the Canadian city of Vancouver topped the list with 8.5 score out of 10, while the cities of Toronto and Montreal took the fifth and sixth spots consecutively.
Several industry reports continue to rate Canada as the best country to migrate to. When you consider factors such as a good healthcare system, education, employment and more, living conditions in Canada remains the best. Nestpick’s and other rankings couldn’t have been further from being accurate. Canada’s Federal Government plans to allow a total of 310,000 immigrants into the country in 2018, with a yearly increase to total 340,000 in 2020. The economic class, where the millennials are grouped into, will make up the bulk of this number. In 2017, this same class of people occupied nearly 58 percent of the about 300,000 new permanent residents that came into Canada. Under the Immigration Tolerance category, the three Canadian cities of Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver all topped the number one spot with a 9.9 out of 10 as the most tolerant and broadminded cities for immigrants to live in.
As a Canadian resident myself, it is easy to understand why millennials around the world favor Canada. It’s a place you’re welcomed to bring your personal freedom and culture without fear of prejudice. It’s indeed a free country and you can thrive and become who or whatever you want to become. Why not start that journey to Canada today? Fill our ‘Free Assessment’ form today, let’s see if you qualify for a Canadian Immigration Program.