Transcend Consultants Welcome the Economist Ranking of Toronto Among Best Cities in the World

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In its latest List of Most Liveable Cities in the World, the Economist has ranked Canada's Toronto as the only North American city among top 10, with an expanded set of criteria. Deepak Kohli of Transcend Consultants shares the implications for aspiring immigrants to Canada.

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"Toronto retains its place among the top cities in the World, according to the latest ranking issued by the Economist.."

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According to Transcend Consultants, a full-service Canadian Immigration consultancy company, the Economist ranking has reinforced what Canadians and most of the world has known for many years now, by ranking Toronto in its ranking of the best Cities. This, along with excellent standard of living and strong social support, is among the top reasons why Toronto in Canada remains the destination of choice for 60% of the new immigrants. Immigration of Canada has one more reason to celebrate!

Toronto retains its place among the top cities in the World, according to the latest ranking issued by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) of the Economist magazine. Toronto ranks as No. 1 in the EIU Liveability Index, though it ranks lower in the broader parameter of the Spatial Adjusted Liveability Index.

The traditional EIU Liveability Index is based on 5 factors of Stability, Healthcare, Culture and Environment, Education and Infrastructure. The Spatial Adjusted Liveability Index adds a 6th factor - spatial characteristics, which seeks to account for spatial aspects of city life: urban form (sprawl, green space), the geographical situation of the city (natural assets, isolation and connectivity), cultural assets and pollution.

The report clarifies "Toronto saw the biggest drop between the results of the standard EIU methodology and the spatial awareness score, for which it achieved only a 50% rating thanks largely to weak scores for isolation and cultural assets." The cultural assets were defined as the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)’s World Heritage sites. It is felt that though Toronto is culturally vibrant, it falls short on the 'historical' culture.

The world has known Toronto and Vancouver ranked among the best cities to live in for several years through a no. of rankings.

This rankings reinforce the high attraction of Toronto and Canada as an immigration destination. Though Canada's most popular immigration program, Federal Skilled Worker program (FSWP) is frozen for now, there are a no. of other immigration options available to aspiring immigrants. Canada has a no. of immigration programs, at Federal and provincial levels, totalling over 75. Some of these are targeted towards business people who look to Canada for immigration and require a business management or ownership experience and a net worth starting from CDN$ 300,000 to qualify.

The applicants need to be alerted to the different business immigration programs, the rules and regulations governing those and a host of other factors. Authorised Representatives, like Deepak Kohli have an important and vital role in ensuring that, not only does the applicant select the most suitable program, the resultant application complies with the criteria and meets the requirements to the fullest extent possible.

For more information about the above note, or about Canadian immigration programs, contact Deepak Kohli.

Transcend Consultants is a full-service Canadian Immigration Consultancy firm, operating from Brampton, Ontario and serving clients globally. Their practice areas cover economic and family immigration programs, and focuses on immigration for business or investment purposes. Their principal consultant, Deepak Kohli, a management graduate with training and wide ranging experience in various Canadian immigration programs fuses his experience with a variety of industries for successful immigration outcomes.

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Deepak Kohli
Transcend Consultants
35 - 173 Advance Blvd.
Brampton Ontario CANADA
Twitter: @transcendc

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