Where to Live (and Invest) in Canada

Top Canadian Cities for 2010-2015 based on Key Economic Fundamentals:

Top 10 Canadian Investment Cities

  1. Calgary, AB 
  2. Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge, ON 
  3. Edmonton, AB 
  4. Surrey, BC 
  5. Maple Ridge, BC 
  6. Hamilton, ON 
  7. St. Albert, AB 
  8. Simcoe Shores (Barrie-Orillia), ON 
  9. Red Deer, AB 
  10. Winnipeg, MB 

These cities were determined based on the following questions:Economic Fundamental Questions

  • Is the area’s average income increasing faster than the provincial average?
  • Is the area’s population growing faster than the provincial average?
  • Is the area creating jobs faster than the provincial average?
  • Does the area have more than one major employer?
  • Is the area in the RBC Affordability Index Hot Zone (25% to 39%)?
  • Will the area benefit from an economic or real estate ripple effect?
  • Has the political leadership created an economic growth atmosphere?
  • Is the Economic Development Office progressive and helpful?
  • Is the area’s infrastructure being built to handle the expected growth?
  • Are there any major transportation improvements in the works?
  • Is the area attractive to Baby Boomers’ lifestyle?
  • Is there a short term problem occurring that is slated to disappear in the future?
  • Is there a noted increase in labour and materials cost in the area?

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