Top 4 Places to Move to in Canada

Canada is composed of ten provinces, three territories and is the second-largest country by total area. In 2015, Money Sense calculated the best places in this beautiful country to live based on 34 factors. These factors dictate that the top four places to live in Canada are:

4. St. Albert, Alberta

St. Albert, Alberta is located northwest of the City of Edmonton. According to the cities most recent Community Satisfaction Survey, 99% of participants provided a positive rating about living in St. Albert.

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St. Albert has a population of 63, 255 people, which is a 12.1% increase in population from 2010 to 2015. This makes St. Albert the second-largest city in the Edmonton capital region.

Employment

The unemployment rate in St. Albert, Alberta is 3.78%. This is 0.5% lower than the rest of Alberta.

Income

The median household income is $129, 129 a year which is over $30, 000 more than the average household in the rest of Alberta.

Crime Rate

Crime in St. Albert has dropped 27.4% over the past 5 years. The Crime Severity Index is 45.5, and the Violent Crime Severity Index is 24.4.

Real Estate

In St. Albert, 85% of homes are owned and 15% are rented.

Benefits

St. Albert has a rich art scene, a 42.7 million dollar leisure centre and an array of parks and green space. The Red Willow park trail stretches over 85km all the way through the city. There are over 80, 000 trees in St. Albert’s green space. St. Albert is also home to Western Canada’s largest outdoor farmers’ market.

 

3. Burlington, Ontario

Burlington, Ontario is a medium sized city located in the Halton Region, and included in the Hamilton Census Metropolitan Area.

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Burlington has a population of 186, 241 people which is a 3.7% population change from 2010 to 2015.

Employment

The unemployment rate is 4.27% in Burlington and 6.4% in the rest of Hamilton.

Income

The median household income in Burlington, Ontario is $85, 434. The average annual income in Ontario as a province is $76, 510. This is almost a $10, 000 difference between Burlington and the rest of Ontario.

Crime Rate

The crime rate in Burlington has dropped 32.6% over the past 5 years. The Crime Severity Index is 25.5, and the Violent Crime Severity Index is 20.1.

Real Estate

In Burlington 78.9% of homes are owned, and 21.1% are rented.

Benefits

Burlington is community that is close to the city, but has a small town feel. Burlington was also rated as the only city in Ontario to be in the top 10 for finding jobs. Burlington is home to many different events, arts and culture activities as well as recreational programs and sports to provide entertainment for all ages.

 

2. Ottawa, Ontario

Ottawa, Ontario is a large city located in eastern Ontario. Ottawa is the capital city of Canada and is home to Canada’s Parliament Hill.

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Ottawa has a population of 953,599 people, which is a 6.1% change in population since 2010.

Employment

The unemployment rate is 6.86% in Ottawa.

 

Income

The median household income in Ottawa is $86, 443. The average annual income in Ontario as a province is $76, 510. This is just over a $10, 000 difference between Ottawa on and the rest of Ontario.

Crime Rate

The crime rate has dropped 23.7% in past 5 years in Ottawa. The Crime Severity Index is 52.7, and the Violent Crime Severity Index is 57.2.

Real Estate

Approximately 68.1% of homes in Ottawa are owned and 31.9% are rented.

Benefits

As Canada’s Capital City, Ottawa is home to many interesting political events. Ottawa has a deep political history, and it shows through its grand architecture and historical sites. There are also many other sites to see such as the Rideau Canal, Parliament Hill and more.

 

1. Boucherville, Quebec

Boucherville, Quebec is a city located in the Montérégie region of Quebec. This small city is located approximately 20 km from Montreal.

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This small city has a population of 43, 151 people, which is an increase of 6.4% from 2010 to 2015.

Income

The median household income is $92, 253 in Boucherville. The average annual income in Quebec as a province is $72, 240. This is a staggering $20, 000 dollar increase for the average household in Boucherville.

Employment

The unemployment rate in Boucherville, Quebec is 2.88%.

Crime Rate

The crime has dropped by 30.6% in the last 5 years. The Crime Severity Index is 65.2, and the Violent Crime Severity Index is 63.9.

Real Estate

Approximately 86% of people in Boucherville own homes, and 14% of people rent them.

Benefits

Boucherville is home to many parks, and a vast amount of green space. The city also absorbs some of its culture from its immense arts, events, shows, exhibitions, galleries and more. Boucherville is a booming city that is thriving in the new, while maintaining its culture and heritage of the old.

 

 

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