If you need one good reason to immigrate to Canada in 2021 or beyond, here is the Number 1 reason — quite literally!  For the first time ever, Canada Ranked #1 In The World overall in the 2021 Best Countries Report.  The ranking and analysis is a project undertaken by the U.S. News & World Report, BAV Group, a unit of a global marketing communications company and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Canada ranked #1 out of 78 countries, after beating countries like Japan, Switzerland, Germany and Australia, which rounded the top 5. The USA came in sixth.

The countries are ranked according to the global performances of a country based on the following categories:  Adventure, Agility, Cultural Influences, Entrepreneurship, Heritage, Movers, Open for Business, Social Purpose and Quality of Life. This year, the model evolved to take into consideration the COVID-19 pandemic.

The best countries ranked in the world are determined through a survey done on more than 17,000 people, who ‘broadly represent the global population with an emphasis on those who would consider the topic and the findings relevant to their lives.’

The data and evidence determine the comparison of countries to one another based on global topics such as racial inequality and corruption.

Canada may be ranked as the best country in the world overall, but here is a list of the top 10 best countries in the world:

  • Canada
  • Japan
  • Germany
  • Switzerland
  • Australia
  • USA
  • New Zealand
  • UK
  • Sweden
  • Netherlands

Key Features from the 2021 Best Countries Report

1) Canada ranked No.1 overall for the first time

For the first time, Canada ranked #1 as the best country in the world. Japan and Germany ranked #2 and #3, while Switzerland’s rank fell to #4 in the top 10 best countries in the world.

2) Canada ranked No. 1 on the Quality of Life and Social Purpose

This can be perceived as a good job market, human rights diligence and commitment to social justice. Also, the country is viewed as #1 for respect of property rights.

3) Social Justice

80% of global citizens feel that aligning with social justice, a term that addresses racial and gender inequality, whereas 76% also agree that a country is stronger when it has a more racially and ethnically diverse community. Canada and some Nordic countries are committed to social justice, whereas the USA is ranked at #18. On the specific topic of racial equality, the USA only achieved #69 after China and Iraq.

4) Women viewed as Effective Leaders

83% of global citizens believe that there is a crisis of leadership in the world today. The majority of these responders viewed women leaders to be a positive effect and 68% agreed that countries managed by women are better.

5) A nation’s perceived agility is the driving strength in 2021

In the countries measured, the agility factor accounts for per capita GDP variation – meaning that it is essential for countries to be seen as adaptable, progressive and responsive. This Agility ranking carries more weight among the 10 sub rankings.

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