Thinking of living to another country, or wondering where your current home ranks in the list of best living destinations? Here you will find the best places to live and work in 2022.
It’s been a difficult couple of years, but hope is on the horizon, and your dream place to live is once again within reach.
What a place to call home! A new study has found that Canada is among the best places to live in the world, Top 8th to be exact.
On January 12, 2022, CS Global Partners — a leading government advisory and marketing firm — released its World Citizenship Report (WCR).
The survey rates the best countries to live in based on several factors, including safety and security, quality of life, economic opportunity, global mobility and financial freedom.
Micha Emmett, the CEO of CS Global Partners, said that the WCR stands apart from other reports in the industry because it “examines which countries offer the most benefits for global citizens, particularly in a post-COVID world where those that have the means are consistently searching for greater opportunities and better protection.”
“We wanted to capture what truly concerns and affects a global citizen,” she said. “When there are options to gain a second or third citizenship, the first question HNWIs mind is ‘where is the next place to be associated with?’”
“High-net-worth individuals must consider a myriad of factors when deciding something as monumental as where to obtain second citizenship and build a second home. While passport strength is, of course, an important component, it is also one that is subject to the greatest change as evidenced by pandemic related travel restrictions,” she added.
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How Canada Fared to Other Countries
A whopping 187 jurisdictions were included in the report and Canada ranked in seventh place overall, coming ahead of countries like the U.S. (20th), the U.K. (12th) and Australia (10th).
The country rated particularly highly for its safety and security levels, scoring 92 out of a possible 100 points overall. Comparatively, the United States was given 67 points.
Canada also fared well when it comes to quality of life, according to the research. It scored slightly behind the U.S. in terms of global mobility and financial freedom.
Taking the top spot was Switzerland, with a score of 88.1/100, compared with Canada’s mark of 85.5/100.
It was Denmark that came second, while Finland, Norway and Sweden all tied for third place with a score of 86.9/100.
Also in the top 10 were countries like New Zealand, the Netherlands, Japan, Germany and Singapore, who took up the spots between fourth and seventh place.
Iceland tied with Canada at the eighth spot on the list, shortly followed by Austria and Australia taking ninth and tenth place, respectively.
It’s been a good week for Canada overall, as the Canadian passport also moved up in a 2022 ranking of the most powerful passports worldwide. Not bad, eh?
Any of these countries would make a fantastic new home for you in 2022.
Maybe you’re looking for the competent governance and optimistic outlook of New Zealand, a warm welcome in Canada, or the Scandinavian happiness that comes from true work-life balance.
All you need to do is decide which one is right for you, and take the leap.
COVID-19 has killed millions and affected all of us, but that’s no reason to give up on the future.
When you’re able to move freely again, you should seize the opportunity.