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Canada Dominates List of Top Five Most Liveable Cities in the World

September 23, 2016

Last month, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) published its Global Liveability Ranking and Overview.  While Melbourne and Vienna captured the top two spots, the Canadian cities of Vancouver (British Columbia), Toronto (Ontario) and Calgary (Alberta) rounded out the top five, illustrating the hig…

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Toronto ranked #1 in KPMG's list of tax competitive global cities

September 19, 2016

KPMG’s Focus on Tax, a study of total business tax costs by country and city, highlights Canada's low tax costs and ranked Toronto, Ontario in the top spot among global cities for tax competitiveness.

Focus on Tax is a supplemental report of KPMG’s biennial survey, Competitive Alternatives, w…

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Top Four North American Cities are in Canada According to Quality of Life Survey

March 24, 2016

Mercer's quality of life rankings cover 230 destinations based on their Quality of Living Survey, which compares conditions in 440 cities in order to offer companies insight into how to fairly compensate employees when assigning them to international positions.

Vancouver, British Columbia(5) is N…

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Canadian Companies are the Most Trusted in the World

March 23, 2016

Doing business in Canada or with Canadian firms need not be stressful or risky according to a recent survey of global business environments. 

Canadian companies received a 66% approval rating, up three percentage points over the past four years, making Canadian-headquartered companies the most t…

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Toronto Solidifies Reputation as a Global Financial Centre

December 8, 2015

The 18th edition of the Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI) indicates that Toronto is second to only New York City in financial centre competitiveness among North American cities.  Toronto moved ahead of Chicago, Boston and San Francisco from the previous ranking and also moved into the global “to…

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Calgary and Toronto Rank High in Scorecard on Prosperity

April 6, 2015

In its seventh annual edition of the Scorecard on Prosperity, the Toronto Region Board of Trade (the Board) measured and assessed the economy and labour attractiveness of the Toronto Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) against 23 other metropolitan areas around the globe.  Canada’s largest city, Toron…

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Canadian Cities Rate High in New Quality of Living Survey

March 17, 2015

The Mercer 2015 Quality of Living rankings identified Vancouver, Ottawa and Toronto as the top North American cities based on Mercer’s quality of living criteria.  Mercer is an international consultancy focused on talent, health, retirement and investments. It helps multinational companie…

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Wall Street Journal Says, “Build Your Start-up in Toronto

June 6, 2014

A Wall Street Journal article recently declared Toronto, Ontario as the best place in Canada to build a start-up.  The article drew on the results of Startup Genome’s Startup Ecosystem Report from 2013. Toronto is Canada’s largest city and it also ranked 8th in the world.

Investors from the U…

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Happy Birthday Canada!

July 1, 2013

On July 1st, Canada celebrates 146 years as a nation.  While this vast land has been inhabited for millenia by indigenous peoples, and early Europeans explored its shores for the last 500 years, Canada became a nation in the global community in 1867.

I have been to Canada Day celebrations with mil…

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Ottawa Ranks Second among Canada’s Top Large Cities

March 22, 2013

Ottawa lost its title as Canada’s best large city but hung on to a close second in MoneySense magazine’s 2013 rankings.  Ranking sixth overall, Canada’s capital city is clean, safe, highly educated and offers a relatively low cost of living compared to Canada’s other large cities.

With a g…

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St. Albert to Rebuild After Landmark Burns

February 4, 2013

Our thoughts go out to St. Albert, Ontario following the devastating blaze at the historic landmark, the St. Albert Cheese Factory.  We are thankful no one was hurt and are inspired to hear that the factory will be re-built to continue the tradition of great cheese-making in the community.  Best Pla…

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