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Why is Canada one of the happiest countries in the world?

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Canada is one of the happiest countries in the world. According to many statistics, happiness determines success.

But what determines happiness? Happiness is the feeling that you get when are you generally satisfied in your life on a daily basis. With that in mind, Canada is known as one of the the happiest country in the world. It always get ranked in the top 10 happiest countries.

Do you know why?! Well, there are many reasons behind this. One is due to the fact that Canadians are satisfied in their lives due to good health, income, safety and racial acceptance no matter the background. They also have strong social ties with families, friends and co-workers that keeps them happy. According to a study done in 2019 by J. Helliwell, R. Layard, and J. Sachs, the trio reviewed data from 1,216 neighbourhoods across the country. Specifically 776 urban and 440 rural neighborhoods.

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The study found the following data below : 


There is the average on a 0- 10 scale for Canadian satisfaction with the life:

  • All neighbourhoods: 8.04
  • Rural neighbourhoods: 8.15
  • Urban neighbourhoods: 7.97

Four of Canada’s 5 happiest regions are rural:

  • Neebing, ON: 8.94
  • Shippagan, NB: 8.69
  • Channel- Port aux Basques, NL: 8:63
  • Hope, BC: 8.62
  • Anthony, NL and Souris PEI: 8.58


So, these are the reasons that makes Canada the happiest country in the world. Canada is multicultural and also diverse in its communities and backgrounds. Nonetheless, there are many reasons to immigrate to Canada and study here. English is the main language spoken in North America and Canada. French is also the second official langauge in Canada.

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