Why Vancouver, Calgary And Toronto Are Best Cities To Live In Canada

Canada has always been the envy of the world because of her beautiful unique landscape as well as a multicultural friendly, sophisticated society. The report from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) released in 2018 ranked these cities as the world’s most livable cities and three Canadian cities made the top Ten (10): Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto.

An expert in global business and intelligence, the EIU ranks 140 cities on the basis of a number of criteria, the five main factors being economic stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure.

Vancouver, Calgary And Toronto

But why are these Canadian cities the best to live in the world? The following criteria will shed more light on these.

Economic Stability

Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto are ranked among the top five livable cities in the world because of its economic stability.

Unlike the other cities in different parts of Europe and North America, these three (3) cities have been unaffected by terrorism and other factors that can lead to an economic downturn. It has occupied the same spot for Five years in a row.


Another factor that has contributed to the top rankings of these three cities is the healthcare sector. Their Health System is comparatively better than most cities in Europe. Aside from that, people can readily have access to public health care and health insurance options.

Culture and environment

With beautiful landscapes, exquisite culture and a peaceful environment, these Canadian cities, when compared with other European cities are among the best. No wonder tourists love to explore this place.


The 2017 Global Livability Ranking reports, reveals Toronto as the best in the education sector. In comparison to other cities, in the area of education, stability and healthcare, Toronto remains the best city in the world.


Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto are cities that harbour multinationals and unique infrastructure. These cosmopolitan cities are lively with a diverse and rich culture.

A Glimpse Into The Ranking Vancouver, Calgary And Toronto

Vienna and Melbourne occupy the top two positions of the most livable cities in the world. Third in the ranking is Vancouver, followed by Toronto in the fourth place in the list of livable cities. While Calgary tops the list as the Fifth among other cities in the world.

Some of the other cities that occupy topmost positions are Auckland (Sixth), Perth (Seventh), Hamburg (8th) and Helsinki(10th).

Cities ranked according to CRS point system

These reports reveal the CRS point for Vancouver and Melbourne with a difference of 0.2%. Toronto is on the third spot in the list as it has a difference of 0.3%.

Reports on world’s least livable cities

It could be argued that the crime rates in Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto are on the rise, but the EIU notes that they still continue to show lower rates of violent crimes and terrorism compared to the rest of the world.

The report also ranked the world’s least livable cities. These include Algiers, Algeria; Douala, Cameroon; Tripoli, Libya; Dakar, Senegal; Harare, Zimbabwe; Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea; Lagos, Nigeria; Dhaka, Bangladesh; Karachi, Pakistan; and Damascus, Syria.

Other Best Place To Live In Canada For Immigrants

Aside from Vancouver, Calgary And Toronto there are other great Canadian cities you can start life as new immigrants. This list looks at big cities in Canada that are most immigrants can easily settle in.

Burlington, Ontario

Burlington is the city to check out If you’re looking for an affordable apartment. Though in recent times it has been considered one of the richest in Canada, the city has an apartment vacancy rate and small average rent equivalent to the much less appealing, much less clean, and much less wealthy city of Hamilton, located next door.

Plus the city is closer to Toronto than Hamilton and has a low unemployment rate. It is also a much secure place than Hamilton – and Richmond Hill too, obviously.

Markham, Ontario

The Canadian city of Markham is a suburb north of Toronto that can be easily accessed from Toronto by highway or highway; it’s very close to Richmond Hill. Markham has a good percentage of immigrants of any big city in Canada, with over 50% of the population coming from foreign countries. The city has a high apartment vacancy rate and the rent is low when compared to the other towns of Toronto. Markham is a quite wealthy place too, meaning that it is a decent place to start your new life.

Saanich, British Columbia

Saanich is the largest suburb in greater Victoria by area and endowed with variety in landscape. The city is multi-culturally diverse as its territory and for thousands of years has served as home to First Nations people. Employment rates among the immigrant population in Saanich are affordable and household income is also affordable. Although crime has soared in the past few years, Saanich remains a relatively secure area to live in.