Part of the MoneySense Canada’s Best Places to Live 2015 report:
To identify the best places for new Canadians, MoneySense considered a number of the factors many immigrants might look for: good job prospects, high incomes, good transit and affordable housing. They also looked for cities that already have strong immigrant communities that newcomers can tap into to help ease the transition. Many newcomers flock to big cities, but there are other options. Consider Saanich, B.C., just north of Victoria, where more than 17% of the population speak a language other than French or English at home. It’s also a safe city that has low unemployment and good public transit.