Top 10 Places to Work in Canada
We recently wrote about the Top 10 Places to Retire in Canada. But what if you’re coming to Canada to work?
The Number 1 city for working in Canada is Calgary, the survey found, followed by Brooks, Cold Lake, Grande Prairie, and Edmonton. Relatively high salaries, comparatively low unemployment, and above-average discretionary income levels are factors weighing in these Alberta cities’ favor.
Of course, with the recession nipping at the Canadian job market, even high-flying Alberta isn’t immune. Still, compared to other parts of the country, Alberta is doing OK, job-wise. In June, for example, Alberta’s Employment and Immigration Ministry reported that:
Alberta’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.8% in June 2009, an increase of 0.2 percentage points from May and the third lowest in the country behind Saskatchewan’s 4.6% and Manitoba’s 5.2%. The national average was 8.6%, up 0.2 percentage points from the previous month.
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