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2018 Best Countries Report Is Out, Guess Where Canada Ranks

The 2018 Best Countries report which is an evaluation of 80 countries across a range of criteria including economic influence and power to citizenship and quality of life, to capture how nations are perceived on a global scale.

Canada ranks #2 in the 2018 Best Countries report

2018 Best Countries Report

Canada takes up about two-fifths of the North American continent, making it the second-largest country in the world after Russia. The country is sparsely populated, with most of its residents living within 125 miles of the U.S. border. Canada’s expansive wilderness to the north plays a large role in Canadian identity, as does the country’s reputation of welcoming immigrants.

Key Findings in the 2018 Best Countries Report:

Switzerland is No. 1, followed by No. 2 Canada, as countries with more progressive social and environmental policies dominate the overall rankings. Nordic nations – Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Norway – rank in the top 15 overall. Denmark is the No. 1 country for raising children and for women. Sweden takes the top spot for green living, and Norway ranks at the top for citizenship.

2018 Best Countries Rankings


  1. Switzerland
  2. Canada
  3. Germany
  4. United Kingdom
  5. Japan
  6. Sweden
  7. Australia
  8. United States
  9. France
  10. Netherlands

To Headquarter a Corporation

  1. Switzerland
  2. Canada
  3. Luxembourg

For Education

  1. United Kingdom
  2. United States
  3. Canada

The report is produced in collaboration by U.S. News & World Report, Y&R’s BAV Group and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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