Canada is ranked #1
Canada has been named the #2 best country in the world for the second straight year.
Well, we’ve also been named as the #1 country in the world in 2017 for Quality of Life:
The study, conducted by U.S. News in partnership with Y&R’s BAVand Wharton, broke 80 countries’ overall rankings down by identifying a “set of 65 country attributes – terms that can be used to describe a country and that are also relevant to the success of a modern nation.”
Each of those 65 attributes was then placed into one of nine subcategories that included:
- Adventure (3.24 percent): friendly, fun, pleasant climate, scenic, sexy
- Citizenship (16.95 percent): cares about human rights, cares about the environment, gender equality, progressive, religious freedom, respects property rights, trustworthy, well-distributed political power
- Cultural Influence (12.93 percent): culturally significant in terms of entertainment, fashionable, happy, has an influential culture, modern, prestigious, trendy
- Entrepreneurship (17.42 percent): connected to the rest of the world, educated population, entrepreneurial, innovative, provides easy access to capital, skilled labor force, technological expertise, transparent business
practices, well-developed infrastructure, well-developed legal framework
- Heritage (3.17 percent): culturally accessible, has a rich history, has great food, many cultural attractions
- Movers (10.00 percent): different, distinctive, dynamic, unique
- Open for Business (11.99 percent): bureaucratic, cheap manufacturing costs, corrupt, favorable tax environment, transparent government practices
- Power (7.42 percent): a leader, economically influential, politically influential, strong international alliances, strong military
- Quality of Life (16.89 percent): a good job market, affordable, economically stable, family friendly, income equality, politically stable, safe, well-developed public education system, well-developed public health system
When the inaugural list of the world’s best countries was released last year at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Canada was also named the #1 country in the world for Quality of Life, the study’s third most heavily weighted category.
In 2017, Canada beat out Sweden, Denmark, Australia, and Norway who all finished in the Quality of Life top 5.
Oh Canada … Happy Birthday!!!!