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8 Reasons Why Canada Is the Best

8 Reasons Why Canada Is the Best

Our beloved country, Canada, often dubbed the ‘Great White North’, is a fascinating blend of natural beauty and welcoming charm. But that’s not all! Canada is actually one of the best countries in the world—and we’re not saying this because we’re biased!

Canada is the best because it scores big on everything from its breathtaking landscapes to its free public healthcare to its world-class education.  

Ranked as the No. 3 overall country in 2022  with an outstanding score of 97.8 in the US News Best Countries Report, this country’s global perception in terms of business, tourism, and investment flow strongly contributed to its high rating.

So keep on reading and prepare to be amazed because we’ve brewed up a list of more top-notch reasons that shine a light on why Canada is the absolute best! By the end, it won’t be just the maple syrup that makes you want to stick around.

High Rankings at the Best Countries Report

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Canada has been ranked as the No. 1 overall country in the world according to the 2021 Best Countries Report of US News. In 2022, it’s in the 3rd rank, coming after Switzerland and Germany. Yep—we’re pretty much the bee’s knees!

But why, you ask? Is it our handsome prime minister? Well, that might be one of the reasons, eh?

Kidding aside, the major factors behind its awesome ranking include the best quality of life, level of cultural influence, and overall open-mindedness towards business and political affairs.

Canada also just pips the US when it comes to being the go-to place for just about everything, from the clean, breathable air to the rocking festivals and multicultural hubs.

Local tip: Remember, the No. 1 rule here is politeness. We’re not just about “sorry” and “eh”; we mean our “pleases” and “thank yous”!

Easy Access to Free Healthcare

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Don’t you just hate it when you’re stuck with a huge medical bill? Well, in Canada, we don’t really have to worry about that stuff.

Thanks to our universal healthcare system, we’re enjoying an average life expectancy of 82.8 years, which is among the highest in the world! 

Additionally, Canada ranks 14th among the countries with the best healthcare in the world, according to the World Population Review.

Our public healthcare system is actually called Medicare. It’s funded through our taxes, so there’s no need to break the bank for doctor visits. 

We’ve got doctors, nurses, and medical professionals who are top-notch, super friendly, and super professional. They won’t charge you an arm and a leg (pun intended) for quality healthcare services.

Local tip: Don’t forget to bring your health card everywhere you go. You never know when you might need it!

High Quality of Life

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Canada is known for having a pretty high quality of life. Yeah, you read that right—we’re up there, rubbing’ shoulders with the best of ’em.

We’re talking about low unemployment rates, incredible outdoor activities (we do love our nature, eh? ), and an inclusive society. As per the OECD Better Life Index, when it comes to work-life balance and life satisfaction, we’re always in the top slots.

And have we mentioned that our cities consistently rank among the world’s most livable places? Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary—these cities rock, and we’re sure you’ll love ’em too!

Local tip: Take some time to explore Canada’s cities on foot—you’ll discover some great parks, grab a coffee, and maybe make a few new pals!

High-Quality Education

We Canadians are quite the nerds! Kidding aside, Canada takes pride in offering high-quality education.

In fact, Canada is one of the most educated countries in the world, with over 56% of adults holding a tertiary education degree, according to the OECD.

The country is also among the top-ranking countries in education as per the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA).

Local tip: Libraries, museums, and community centres often host free events and workshops that are worth checking out!

Excellent Reputation for Safety

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We’re proud to say that we’re one of the safest countries in the world. According to the Global Peace Index, Canada ranks eleventh out of 163 countries for safety with a score of 1.35—pretty impressive, eh?

The crime rates here are lower than in many other countries, and the police force works super hard to keep them that way. Canada also invests in community programs to help everyone feel included and supported.

Local tip: When in doubt, just strike up a conversation with a Mountie—they’re friendly, approachable, and always ready to lend a helping hand!

Strong and Thriving Economy

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Canada was the ninth-largest economy in the world in 2020 and have a GDP (Gross Domestic Product) of $2.14 trillion in 2022. Not too shabby, eh?

But it doesn’t stop there. Canada also has a highly skilled workforce and a strong focus on innovation, which means lots of cool and exciting job opportunities for everyone.

Plus, our natural resources—like oil, minerals, and, of course, maple syrup—are a big part of our thriving economy, helping us to do trade and stuff with countries all over the world.

Local tip: Try to buy local whenever you can, eh? It supports our smaller businesses and keeps our economy strong!

Inclusive and Multicultural Society

Canada is a bit of a cultural smorgasbord, and we dig it. We’ve got more than 200 different ethnic origins reported across our country, which means you’ll find an incredible array of cuisines, languages, and traditions (great news for all you foodies out there).

But what’s really cool about Canada is how much the people embrace diversity. It’s actually an integral part of our national identity, which means we all get along like a house on fire.

We are welcoming, we’re accepting, and we believe everyone deserves a fair shot at an awesome life, no matter where they’re from. Canada even officially celebrates multiculturalism every year in June with Canadian Multiculturalism Day.

Local tip: If you’re feeling adventurous, head to one of Canada’s many multicultural festivals for some great food, music, and dance—you won’t be disappointed!

Beautiful Landscapes and Vast Natural Beauty

Let’s face it, Canada is a bit of a looker. It’s got incredible landscapes that’ll have you scrambling for your camera, from the rugged coastlines of Atlantic Canada to the majestic Rocky Mountains in the West.

And don’t even get us started on the Canadian Shield—that’s a whole lot of gorgeous rock, if you ask us. Not only that, but we’re also seriously committed to preserving our natural beauty.

In fact, Canada is home to an astonishing 20 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. And with over 38 national parks and reserve systems, you can bet you’re going to have one heck of an adventure exploring our great outdoors.

Local tip: Don’t forget to pack bug spray and sunscreen—at certain times of the year, our critters and sun can be a bit intense!
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