Canada performs very well in many measures of well-being relative to most other countries like New Zealand, United Kingdom, Australia, Germany and the United States of America. It ranks above the average in housing, subjective well-being, personal security, health status, social connections, environmental quality, jobs and earnings, work-life balance, education and skills, civic engagement, income and wealth.
A closer look shows that in terms of employment, societies with high levels of employment are richer, more politically stable and healthier. Having a job helps individuals stay connected with society, build self-esteem, and develop skills and competencies. Canada ties head-to- head with countries like Australia, New Zealand and the United kingdom providing above average earnings, high employment rate and job security.