Europeans looking to relocate outside their continent should move to Canada according to a new study of the world’s most liveable cities for the region’s expats.
For the fifth consecutive year, Canada has taken top spot in the latest report from global mobility experts, ECA International (ECA).
Canada’s clean air, free healthcare, low crime and political stability are all winning factors while being officially bilingual is also a plus for many French-speaking Europeans.
“Canadian cities have always provided a high quality of life for European expats, with consistently high scores putting Canadian cities above many European counterparts. Harry and Meghan follow in the footsteps of millions of European expats to Canadian cities, namely Toronto and Vancouver, which are relatively easy for European expatriates to adapt to. Choosing Canada to bring up their new family means they will experience lower crime levels, good public facilities, and better air quality,” comments Neil Ashman, Senior Location Ratings Analyst at ECA International.
Toronto is the top city
The study ranks Toronto as the top city for European expats in Canada.
ECA says that despite some challenging weather conditions, the city’s infrastructure and business investment adds attractiveness.
“Since 2016, the Canadian government has committed $14.4 billion on modernising public transport, green and social infrastructure, trade and transportation, making it a consistently attractive city for European’s living abroad.”
Including their own continent, Copenhagen and Bern have scooped the joint top spot as the most liveable cities in the world for European expats.
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