Canada’s top 10 places for new immigrants

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Canada’s top 10 places for new immigrants

 

Canada is a choice destination for immigrants, but where in this vast country is the best place to settle? It is an important decision. Good job opportunities are a must, but that alone isn’t enough. We also look at affordability of rental housing and seek out communities with a track record of attracting large immigrant populations. Factor in other considerations, like lower crime and good transit; we have come up with a top 10 list of the most welcoming places for newcomers to Canada.

 

10. Vancouver, B.C.

Unemployment rate:                                                         7.1%

Immigration as % of population:                                      44.4

Average rent for one-bedroom unit:                              $1,005

 

9. Calgary, Alta.

Unemployment rate:                                                         5.9%

Immigration as % of population:                                      25.4

Average rent for one-bedroom unit:                              $1,039

 

8. North Vancouver, B.C. (City)

Unemployment rate:                                                         6.1%

Immigration as % of population:                                      30.2

Average rent for one-bedroom unit:                              $1,005

 

7. Saskatoon, Sask.

Unemployment rate:                                                         5.5%

Immigration as % of population:                                      13.7

Average rent for one-bedroom unit:                              $845

 

6. Winnipeg, Man.

Unemployment rate:                                                         5.7%

Immigration as % of population:                                      21.0

Average rent for one-bedroom unit:                              $750

 

5. Brandon, Man.

Unemployment rate:                                                         5.7%

Immigration as % of population:                                      14.7

Average rent for one-bedroom unit:                              $595

 

4. Brossard, Que.

Unemployment rate:                                                         6.3%

Immigration as % of population:                                      35.6

Average rent for one-bedroom unit:                              $651

 

3. Saanich, B.C.

Unemployment rate:                                                         5.7%

Immigration as % of population:                                      17.6

Average rent for one-bedroom unit:                              $833

 

2. Burlington, Ont.

Unemployment rate:                                                         5.8%

Immigration as % of population:                                      16.4

Average rent for one-bedroom unit:                              $766

 

1. Ottawa, Ont.

Unemployment rate:                                                         7.0%

Immigration as % of population:                                      20.4

Average rent for one-bedroom unit:                              $932

 

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