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10 Best Small and Medium-Sized Cities to Live in Canada 2014

Being a Canadian call centre, we often feature how our cities and country ranks on a global scale and we have explored this interest in posts like best country to livesmartest countries, the happiest countries, the  most peaceful countries, the friendliest countries, the most charitable countries, the best countries for quality of life, the best countries for business, the top countries for life expectancy, the best countries for working women, the best country for child well-being, the best countries from social progress, the best countries for higher education, the most popular countries, the least corrupt countries, the countries with the best reputation, the best countries for ease of doing business, the best countries for starting a business, the best country for business, the best country for customer satisfaction, the most gay positive country, the best countries with the most competitive economies, the best countries for entrepreneurship, the most sustainable countries, the best countries to grow old, the best country brand, the most youthful cities, the best cities to live for opportunity, the best countries for business, the most sustainable countries, the most charitable countriesthe most prosperous countries, the countries with the highest minimum wage, the safest countries and the best cities to live in Canada. Today we are continuing our exploration of Canada’s Best Place to Live 2014 report published by MoneySense with the 10 best small and medium-sized cities to live in Canada 2014. We have already featured this report in our best places for new immigrants in Canadabest large cities in Canadabest cities to raise kids and best cities to retire.

MoneySense, “Canada’s leading personal finance magazine and leading personal finance website” defined a small city as having a population of less than 100,000 and a medium city as one having a population size between 100,000 and 400,000 citizens. MoneySense “rank each community across 34 separate categories” with the main groupings being commuting, weather, demographics, wealth, housing, crime, taxation, amenities, health care and culture.

According to the MoneySense report, the 10 best small and medium-sized cities to live in Canada 2014 are:


Small towns are really appealing to families, who want green spaces and to be out of the city proper. Of the highest ranked small city St. Albert, the “unemployment sits at just above 4%, incomes are among the highest in the country, crime rates are steadily falling, and while its winters can be skin-splittingly cold (averaging 28 days a year with a minimum temperature below -20˚C), there’s plenty of sun all year round.” What also should be noted is the close proximity of St, Albert to Edmonton which means while residents are away from the city, they are not distanced from it and all it offers.

Burlington ranked 1st for medium cities as it “offers the convenience of being in close proximity to a major centre—in this case, Toronto—but has the bonus of offering a higher quality of life.” Though the shift appears to be towards smaller cities this year, medium sized ones offer the perfect balance between big city provisions and small town life. Congrats to all the cities that made the top 10.


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