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Lindsey Patterson

The Best Cities to Live In Canada

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The living is Canada has for the past few years become quite complicated for the middle-income taxpayer. For instance, in places where you can readily buy a home at an affordable price, there is a scarcity of jobs. On the other hand, the places where there are plenty of employment opportunities like in towns and cities, the prices for housing facilities just keep on rising from time to time. However, there is a middle ground that most Canadians can settle for now where you can find both housing facilities with reasonable pricing and employment opportunities that pay a livable wage.

 

According to data for the labor market that was recently released by the Bank of Montreal in collaboration with the National bank and the Royal Bank of Canada, there are some cities that have achieved decent scores on their ability to provide affordable housing and decent job opportunities. It turns out that one of the places to find a good balance between these two critical factors is government towns. Provincial capitals offer a statistic of over 80% of the best and most ideal Canadian cities to live in 2018. In this article, we are going to list the best towns and cities to live in Canada.

 

Calgary, Alberta

Calgary City is a prosperous and diverse city found in the Alberta province. It sits at the foot of Alberta’s Rocky maintains where the Elbow and the Bow rivers meet. Calgary is also framed by other rivers, mountains, parks and pathways, open spaces, and fresh air. Calgary is the only city in Canada that enjoys the longest hours of sunshine and is just a 60-minutes’ drive to the Majestic Rockies.

 

The favorable and comparatively low tax rate and health facilities such as Dentist Calgary have attracted thousands of immigrants to Calgary together with numerous industries specializing in agriculture, gas, and oil which offer thousands of employment opportunities. Above all, the factor that attracts more people to settle in Calgary is affordable housing. The average temperature of this city ranges from -8.9 degrees Celsius in the month of January to 16.3 degrees at the height of summer in July. The city is also well connected with public transit facilities with light rail, shuttle buses, and buses. The backbone of Calgary’s transport system is based on the light rail and consists of four rail lines which have a combined total length of 58.2 kilometers.

 

Regina, Saskatchewan

Regina serves as both the administrative and commercial capital of Saskatchewan and it is the second biggest city in the Regina province after Saskatoon and also ranks at number 16 in the list of the largest cities in Canada. Over the last ten years, there has been a boom in Regina’s labor market with the different sectors of the economy having a demand for workers.

 

This has been as a result of economic development that has taken place consistently over the last decade. As a result, the city has experienced a duration of shortage in labor supply which has made it a destination for those who are seeking for employment. Regina has a continental and humid climate with very cold, dry and windy winters in January with temperatures that range between -21.5 degrees and -10 degrees Celsius. In summer, the temperatures range from 12 to 26 degrees with sometimes rising at over 40 degrees. Regina also enjoys a vast network of public transport infrastructure and utilities which makes traveling within the city very cheap. For instance, using the Regina bus system will have an annual cost of less than $750.

 

Delta, British Columbia

Delta city is the biggest municipality in the Greater Vancouver Regional District. The city is located in river Fraser’s delta which is rich with fertile soils and clean, fresh water. As a result, Delta is one of the most critical agricultural areas in the Vancouver Metropolitan. The city is located just 27 kilometers from Vancouver where people raise their families in a quiet and safe neighborhood surrounds by a serene natural environment. With numerous parks, walking trills, wildlife, and islands, Delta is ideal for nature lovers. The city also enjoys one of the mildest climates in all of Canada with winters that are not too cold and summers that are not extra hot.