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Canada’s smartest cities 2010: overall rankings

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Is your city one of Canada’s smartest, a place that has what it takes to help you get ahead? Or is it falling behind? Check out how Canada’s major cities stack up, and whether they’re improving (Regina, for instance, has shot up from 17th to fifth in three years) or slipping down the list. While some of the results were to be expected (Victoria is a regular contender for the top spot), others may come as a surprise (Halifax beat Toronto). Those near the top of the Canadian Council on Learning’s annual list do, however, have one thing in common: opportunities for lifelong learning.

Smart Cities 2010: Get Your Score

CORRECTION: The results that appeared in this chart earlier did not reflect the true ranking and scores of Canadian cities. The table has been updated with the correct data. We apologize for the error.
(Up Down indicates the 2006-2010 trend)

Community Name Overall Score
Learning to know Learning to Do Learning to live Learning to Live
Victoria 95 Up 6.2 7.6 7.0 7.6
Saskatoon 90 Up 4.5 6.9 7.1 7.4
Calgary 88 Down 6.0 7.2 5.7 6.8
Ottawa 87 Down 6.2 7.6 5.0 6.5
Regina 84 Up 4.0 6.1 5.8 6.9
Halifax 83 Up 4.1 6.8 4.9 6.5
Guelph, Ont. 83 Up 5.2 7.3 5.6 5.9
Edmonton 83 Down 5.8 7.4 5.8 5.6
Kitchener, Ont. 82 Up 5.6 6.8 5.4 5.9
Toronto 81 Up 6.1 6.9 5.6 5.4
Hamilton 81 Up 5.2 6.7 5.5 5.6
London, Ont. 81 Up 5.5 7.2 5.7 5.4
Winnipeg 81 Up 4.4 7.0 6.1 5.5
St. John’s 80 Up 4.7 6.3 5.0 5.9
Oshawa, Ont. 80 Up 5.3 6.4 5.9 5.5
Mississauga 80 Up 6.0 6.9 5.3 5.4
Brampton, Ont. 80 Up 6.0 6.7 5.3 5.4
St. Catharines, Ont. 80 Up 5.0 6.7 5.4 5.7
Gatineau, Que. 79 Down 4.8 7.0 4.7 5.4
Windsor, Ont. 79 Up 5.6 6.9 5.6 5
Barrie, Ont. 79 Up 5.3 6.3 5.4 5.6
Kelowna, B.C. 79 Up 5.1 5.4 5.7 5.9
Fredericton 78 Up 3.3 6.6 5.3 5.5
Kingston, Ont. 78 Up 4.9 7.3 4.8 4.8
Thunder Bay, Ont. 77 Up 5.0 6.2 5.1 5.2
Vancouver 77 Down 6.1 6.5 4.7 5.1
Charlottetown 75 Up 3.2 6.7 4.3 5.1
Abbotsford, B.C. 75 Down 5.3 5.9 4.8 5
Québec City 74 Up 5.0 6.5 4.8 4.6
Saint John, N.B. 72 Up 3.1 6.8 4.5 4.3
Sudbury, Ont. 72 Up 4.8 5.8 3.8 4.9
Moncton, N.B. 71 Down 2.9 5.8 5.2 4.4
Laval, Que. 71 Up 5.2 6.0 4.6 4.1
Longueuil, Que. 71 Up 5.3 6.1 4.6 4.1
Montréal 70 Up 5.3 6.0 4.5 4
Sherbrooke, Que. 67 Up 4.8 4.6 4.1 4.2
Trois-Rivières, Que. 65 Down 4.6 4.4 3.5 4.2
Saguenay, Que. 63 Down 4.3 4.7 2.8 3.8

Source: Canadian Council on Learning’s 2010 Composite Learning Index

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