Best Places for New Immigrants


Rank City Rental vacancy % Average rent for 1-bedroom ($) Immigrants as % of pop. Jobless rate Average house price ($) Years to buy a home Average household income Walk to work % Transit to work % Days above 0°C Pop. growth '11 to '12 Violent crime rate per 100K
1 Burlington, Ont. 3.5 735 22.33% 4.65 172 3.79 110,031 3.68 7.8 236.2 6.82% 507.27
2 Vaughan, Ont. 3.2 1007 44.94% 4.69 194 5.05 119,598 1.52 9.24 207.2 8.30% 548.25
3 Calgary, Alta. 1.1 957 24.78% 4.02 168 3.14 125,733 5.32 15.16 169.3 6.56% 753.64
4 Richmond Hill, Ont. 3.2 1007 51.54% 5.72 197 8.43 78,569 3.72 11.41 301.2 8.44% 792.47
5 Toronto, Ont. 3.2 1007 49.98% 7.63 185 5.64 91,464 7.45 34.15 258.6 5.27% 1203.65
6 Oakville, Ont. 3.2 1007 30.55% 5.3 192 4.04 145,471 3.14 14.39 222.1 6.23% 507.27
7 West Vancouver, B.C. 1.7 982 37.12% 4.45 200 8.22 178,038 4.79 9.18 207.9 -1.83% 623.58
8 Saanich, B.C. 2.9 827 22.21% 4.64 190 6.65 84,509 5.57 11.17 327.8 5.59% 734.35
9 Markham, Ont. 3.2 1007 56.53% 6.66 188 4.93 112,018 1.86 13.8 217.5 6.74% 548
10 Vancouver, B.C. 1.7 982 45.62% 6 199 10.88 81,066 12.81 24.84 328.5 10.39% 1498.51
11 District of North Vancouver, B.C. 1.7 982 36.54% 4.9 198 6.93 118,348 3.44 9.79 207.9 5.41% 531.79
12 Ottawa, Ont. 2.6 916 22.28% 5.89 154 3.56 98,980 7.29 21.33 211.9 4.10% 651.86
13 North Vancouver City, B.C. 1.7 982 31.74% 4.63 191 7.91 73,326 9.04 20.23 207.9 3.29% 1099.16
14 Mississauga, Ont. 3.2 1007 51.57% 6.54 179 4.59 98,552 2.46 15.59 174.9 7.45% 592.11
15 Brossard, Que. 3 637 33.42% 6.6 127 3.25 88,846 3.59 26 201.8 0.56% 821.01
16 Edmonton, Alta. 2 882 22.93% 4.91 148 3.5 96,704 5.54 12.19 186.7 3.84% 1210.46
17 Milton, Ont. 3.2 1007 24.40% 3.63 175 3.98 108,825 5.27 4.82 216.2 8.08% 1248.95
18 Richmond, B.C. 1.7 982 57.42% 5.43 196 5.69 109,660 2.21 13.02 217.5 5.55% 548.25
19 Newmarket, Ont. 3.2 1007 21.97% 4.69 171 3.85 107,353 4.57 5.85 205.8 6.31% 548.25
20 Waterloo, Ont. 1.9 773 22.71% 5.49 147 3.34 100,732 6.75 4.28 204.8 13.25% 964.45
21 Dollard-Des Ormeaux, Que. 3 637 37.07% 6.75 163 3.85 97,036 2.18 15.58 212.2 3.42% 1204.68
22 Hamilton, Ont. 3.5 735 25.43% 6.55 124 3.65 78,196 5.13 8.88 223.2 3.86% 1247.05
23 Coquitlam, B.C. 1.7 982 39.41% 5.32 184 5.94 84,841 3.45 13.5 295 5.28% 715.84
24 Port Coquitlam, B.C. 1.7 982 28.24% 4.84 170 4.62 88,850 2.53 11.1 295 6.27% 871.63
25 Delta, B.C. 1.7 982 28.12% 4.65 189 5.78 96,772 3.46 8.87 298.6 4.66% 706.5
Visit our methodology page to see how we crunched the numbers. Data provided by: Environics Analytics, Demographic Estimates and Projections 2012 and others

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