Hugh: On List of Canada’s Best Cities to Raise a Child, St. John’s Ranks 16th, Corner Brook 50th
Written by Hugh Campbell on December 16, 2022
If you have a young family or are looking to start one, you may want to consider living in St. John’s. According to a recent unofficial ranking of the best cities in Canada to raise a family, our provincial capital ranked 16th. The ranking is based on ten factors: population, number of families with kids, unemployment rate, safety index, average household income, average monthly household costs, median house price, average cost of daycare, number of daycares, and number of parks. The list identifies St. John’s as “one of the most affordable housing markets in Canada,” boosting its ranking. St. John’s also scored well on the number of daycares and the average household income. For what it’s worth, the area where St. John’s scored the lowest was unemployment. The only other place in Newfoundland and Labrador to make the list of 51 was Corner Brook, which just snuck in at number 50. The ranking praised Corner Brook’s safety score and described it as “one of the friendliest” cities in the country, while factors like population, unemployment, and low household income held it back. Check out a list of the top 20 below.
- Quebec City
- St. John’s
- Port Coquitlam