To choose the top 8 cities in Canada that will be best for entrepreneurs, we asked European business owners this time. It is crucial to choose a suitable location if you are thinking about launching a new company in Canada. Your company’s success or failure depends in large part on the city in which it is headquartered, as this is where you will have to recruit, retain, and motivate your personnel. This also applies if you are moving in order to find a new (and better) job. Before we start, we just wanted to tell you that we don’t have any specific order when listing the cities. All of them are great and you should explore them well.
#1 Halifax, Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia’s Halifax takes first place. This industrious port city excelled in all five study categories, particularly in city growth for 2022 (where it ranked second, with a 2% increase), proving itself a leader in this area. Halifax ranked ninth on the list of best places to find a job in 2022, with a projected 3.5% rise in employment. With 50% of the population holding bachelor’s or higher degrees, you can rest assured that the workforce is well-educated. When you factor in the short commute times and low cost of living, it’s easy to see why so many people and companies are choosing to settle in Halifax. Make sure to research this place if you are thinking about expanding your business to Canada.
#2 Calgary, Alberta
Digital nomads love Alberta. This city may be the ideal location for you if you’re seeking a dynamic urban environment with a wide range of commercial possibilities. Both job opportunities and population growth rank highly in the city, making it a desirable destination for 2022. Five-thirds of Calgarians have completed at least a bachelor’s degree, making this city a great place to find educated people. Calgary’s inexpensive living costs are just one more reason why the city has such a satisfied and dedicated workforce.
#3 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
With its high employment rate and 1.9% city growth, Saskatoon is a promising location for both new enterprises and workers in the year 2022 and beyond. European business owners like this city. There are many recent graduates living in the neighborhood, making it easy to find qualified employees. Businesses and their employees can benefit greatly from relocating to Saskatoon. That’s due to the city’s strong infrastructure, low crime rate, and reasonable cost of living.
#4 Kelowna, British Columbia
Kelowna, British Columbia, is a great option if you’re seeking a place with expanding commercial possibilities. There is a growing demand for skilled workers in the area. The unemployment rate is falling, so now is a good time to relocate there. If you’re looking for a city in Canada with a reasonable cost of living, go no further than Kelowna. This city consistently ranks among the country’s top twenty. Kelowna has a promising future as well, as the city is projected to develop faster than the national average.
#5 Kingston, Ontario
Kingston, Ontario is the place to move to if you and your company value ease of navigation in your new location. Fast transportation helps recruit talent and enhance productivity. This places Kingston among the top 10 in Ontario (and Canada in general) for commuting times. Kingston boasts a highly educated labor force, with 48% of the population holding bachelor’s degrees or more. Both companies and employees can benefit from striking a better balance between work and personal life. Kingston, which is located in Ontario, has the ninth lowest cost of living in all of Canada and offers this.
#6 Kitchener, Ontario
Out of all of the cities in Canada on the list, this one is our favorite. With just the right amount of parks and urban life, Kitchener-Waterloo is a great spot to call home or set up shop. Victoria Park is Kitchener’s most recognizable feature and home to the city’s largest annual outdoor festival. It hosts numerous annual events, has burgeoning cultural institutions, and provides excellent opportunities for retail therapy. In fact, this is the place to be if you are selling something (retail) and have a store. Modern design and first-rate services make this an ideal place to start a family, settle down after work, go to school, or launch a career. If you consider settling in here, you will need to find movers to help you out.
#7 St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
Seventh on the list is St. John’s, Newfoundland, and Labrador. Though it was only included in three out of the five measures we looked at, its excellent ratings were enough to put it in the top 10. St. John’s ranks as Canada’s fourth-best commuting city, providing access to a bigger pool of workers and enhancing employee well-being. In a similar vein, the local cost of living is quite high-quality, ensuring a contented staff for any firm that sets up shop in this area. St. John’s also has a sizable percentage of college graduates, who bring with them a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm to the workplace.
#8 London, Ontario
London, Ontario, is the second-best city in Canada for doing business. London is included in four out of our index’s five categories, indicating that the city offers advantages in attracting enterprises. Transport within the city is simple, and there is a ready supply of educated people. London’s high ranking for both costs of living and city growth (12th in the country) indicates that the area’s future is bright. Those were the cities in Canada we wanted you to see and research. Now it’s up to you to see which one suits you and your needs the best.