Top 35 Best Places to Live in 2012

Which Canadian cities are the most livable? See if your hometown made the cut.

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  1. There is no such a thing call best place or worst places to live. When you have a good job, making good money, living well above average that is a good place to live. When you got no job or low pay job, you or your family barely stay alive or living under average that is not a good place. You just can’t move to the other place call “good place” and get rich from there.
    The town I am living now is a small NWT town, but still many millionaires around; they lived here for all of their life. Many kids grew up here, went to big city colleges…and come back here to work, to build their family.
    Good or bad is on individual person or family thinking, not on couple people seating on high rise, air conditioning office in big city think.

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    • Totally true!!!!!

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    • I agree

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    • I couldn't have said it better myself Gary!

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    • So very true when i stop to really think about it …as an individual each one of us have different needs wants and wishes..:)

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    • I totally agree with you, the best place is somewhere you are nearer to your dream, so you should make it clear with your mind not with the place.

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    • I sure wouldn't want to live where crime is high and my life is in danger. Lets get real.

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  2. This article is nothing but a tease. I got tired trying to find "the best city".

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  3. This site is just a tease. I gave up trying to find :the best place".

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  4. Fredericton, NB is ranked 7th on the list which is wonderful and I am very proud of our small city, but do not think of coming to New Brunswick for a high paying job unless you are bilingual …. If you are french it's OK if you speak a little English, but if you are English and speak very little French you will not find very many jobs paying more than minimum wage for the average individual. I came to NB with 25 years experience in office administration and could find nothing with the exception of the universities, who appear to at this time only hire individuals with University or College educations. Just offering a warning to those who are planning administrative or office work.

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  5. First of all, that was a beautiful picture of St. John's! Well done on that. As for your findings…I have to disagree. We are having a fantastic winter here in Newfoundland…! and the last 4 or 5 were good also.
    Most of those in Bay Roberts are fishermen…Do you have any idea how much taxes these guys pay into the government every year…I would say twice as much and more as you are paying. What they get back on UI for a couple of months doesn't come close to what they paid in, in taxes. I personally am not from Bay Roberts…but I do know quite a few of them. The government does quite well from those hard working fishermen.

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  6. Can anyone help me immigrating to CANADA??

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  7. Well I am looking for a good place

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  8. Owen Sound Ontario!
    Tom Thomson Art Gallery, Georgian Bay, active live theatre, beautiful vibrant downtown, college with 1,000 full time students, what an amazing place to live!! 2.5 hours to downtown Toronto and 45 minutes to the "pricey" Collingwood area ski slopes!! Perfection all around!

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  9. St. John's is the 3rd warmest winter city in Canada behind Victoria and Vancouver, that is according to Environment Canada's statistics and it is far from being the worst place to live. I have lived in 5 different cities and my heart always belonged to St. John's where I have now settled forever. Whoever wrote this article has it completely wrong.

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  10. I love Canada! After WWII my father (I wasn't born yet…) had the opportunity to work as a welder in Canada. He didn't want to emigrate from Holland to Canada. It was probably a too uncertain step for him I guess. What a pity! I would have been Casey Smith in stead of Kees Smit. ;-) Maybe someday I wil have the luck of becoming a Canadian.

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    • YOU WILL LOVE IT MY FRIEND. GREATEST PLACE TO LIVE .

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  11. Why must I pay money to want to immegrate ? I was told that once there are talks of money , it is a scam!! It happened to my husband and i before and we lost R1500.

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    • You must pay the fees to the Canadian government. If you ask someone to fill out your paperwork, or translate your documents, you should also expect to pay them a fee of course. It is possible though to fill out all paperwork yourself, but you may not be as skilled as people from an agency. If Immigration Canada finds mistakes or omissios, you will have more work and it will take more time. It depends on what you are comfortable with.
      An agency can not guarantee you that you will get accepted for immigration, but they can be helpfull and knowledgeable.

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  12. I live in Dubai ; its very lively city; restaurants, malls, shops, all close at 12:00 AM. for some reasons, Me and my husband will immigrate to Calgary as we heard its booming ( job wise), but on the other hand, we heard that its a very boring city. is that true :( ?

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    • I live in Calgary and have for the past 11 years. It is not boring but it is very expensive to live here. The wages do not allow you to keep a roof over your head and to be able to afford entertainment. You will see that a one bedroom will cost you $1,000 to $1500.00 a month.

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    • It's not boring, and is much cheaper to live than Dubai.

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    • Hard labour work that requires clear English and approved tickets from their. Housing and living expensive are very high your first two week in that are can cost 3-6 thousand. And get so cold their trust me I'm walking around with two feet of snow right now.

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  13. could someone tell me if i can have an ok life in canada working as a cook or a truck driver?i want to imigrate to canada from europe,and to make my question more easy what i mean by OK life is having money for rent,food,clothes and what else you need…just a normal life nothing extravagant and maybe be able to save some money every month.thanks

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    • off course u can live gr8 live not just okkk

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  14. hi i am planning to Canada could you please give me your best advice for me to take a visa student /work visa which is better for me

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  15. Good I like all of it….

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  16. This is a HORRIBLE list. Is the person that made this even from Canada? You should SEE these places before making these lists. A lot of the places are very depressing to live at. The most beautiful cities are in Quebec and BC. The fact that Victoria was the last on the list should've been enough to make me hit the back button to find better results.

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  17. There are professional firms that are ready to offer job apprenticeships under different professions like wall and floor tiling, stone mason, plumbing, painting & decorating, greenkeeping, instrumentation and control and the list goes on and on.

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  18. Very interesting breakdown, indeed. It’s nice to have such information available in one location and some ideas for new and different directions to take to help one stand out.

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  19. How can Oakville be number 17!? Surely with the best weather and the best neighbors any man could wish for, it should be number 1! (Maybe I'm biased)!

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  20. Nice to hear!! I love Canada though here every cities aree wonderful and better place to live in quite and happy life. Thanks!

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  21. I have visited Canada and I do agree with the author that the climatic conditions and environment makes it one of the best places to live around the globe. I do appreciate your efforts in sharing this with us and keep posting the updates.

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