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Best communities in Canada 2021: Methodology

Apr 9, 2021, 12:10 PM by Maclean's

Here's how Maclean’s picked the best communities in Canada to live and work remotely


"The idea behind Maclean’s Best Communities ranking is that while there are many intangible things that determine quality of life that can’t be quantified and measured, a lot of tangible things can be."

Maclean's used Environics Analytics data to understand the characteristics of 415 communities across Canada and compared them using pre-defined categories thought to be most important to the average Canadian. In this article, Maclean's summarizes the methodology used to create the "Best Communities in Canada" ranking report and explains how categories were adapted in 2021 to reflect changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.


Read the full Maclean's article here


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