Canada ranked 3rd best country in the world

Jan 22 2019, 8:47 pm

Canadians officially have the right to brag.

Canada has been ranked as the third best country globally, according to the 2019 Best Countries report by US News & World Report, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and Y&R’s BAV Consulting.

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The number three ranking is out of a list of 80 countries, and Canada only trails behind Switzerland and Japan.

Canada did drop one spot from last year’s ranking,¬†when it came in second. But we did manage to hold onto top spot in the world for Quality of Life for the 4th year in a row!

The report notes that Millennials rank Canada as the best country overall, viewing its business environment and citizenship favourably.

Japan has moved up three spots from 2019. According to the report, Japan earned high marks for “entrepreneurship and being forward-looking.”

The 2019 Best Countries report and rankings are based on how global perceptions define countries in terms of a number of qualitative characteristics, impressions that have the potential to drive trade, travel and investment and directly affect national economies.

Eighty countries¬†were measured in this year’s report.

25 best countries in the world 2019

  1. Switzerland
  2. Japan
  3. Canada
  4. Germany
  5. UK
  6.  Sweden
  7. Australia
  8.  USA
  9.  Norway
  10.  France
  11. Netherlands
  12.  New Zealand
  13.  Denmark
  14.  Finland
  15.  Singapore
  16.  China
  17.  Belgium
  18.  Italy
  19.  Luxembourg
  20.  Spain
  21.  Ireland
  22.  South Korea
  23.  UAE
  24.  Russia
  25.  Portugal