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Considering Immigration to Canada? Here are the Best Places for New Immigrants to Live

Submitted by on May 12, 2013 – 12:26 pmNo Comment

Nathan Phillips Square, City Hall, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWe recently reported on the Moneysense annual rank­ing of Best Places to Live in Canada. As part of this year’s sur­vey, the pub­li­ca­tion also ranked Canada’s Best Places for New Immigrants.

Six of the top 10 cities on the 2013 “Best Places for New Immigrants” list are in the Greater Toronto area, per­haps not sur­pris­ing since Toronto and its sub­urbs have long been a mag­net for new­com­ers to Canada. In com­mu­ni­ties like Richmond Hill and Markham, immi­grants are a major­ity, with more than 50 per­cent of the pop­u­la­tion born out­side of Canada.

Three British Columbia cities also made the top 10, includ­ing Vancouver, West Vancouver, and Saanich (near Victoria, on Vancouver Island).

Here are the top 10 cities on the Moneysense Best Places for New Immigrants in Canada list:

  1. Burlington, ON
  2. Vaughan, ON
  3. Calgary, AB
  4. Richmond Hill, ON
  5. Toronto, ON
  6. Oakville, ON
  7. West Vancouver, BC
  8. Saanich, BC
  9. Markham, ON
  10. Vancouver, BC

Here is a link to the full list of 25 cities: Canada’s Best Places for New Immigrants.

Toronto’s Nathan Phillips Square photo © Carolyn B. Heller

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