With the rise of WFH life over the past couple of years, it seems that Toronto is better at attracting remote workers than any other city in the world. In a ranking of 100 cities all over the globe by HR company Remote, Canada’s biggest city took the number one spot for being the best destination for remote work.
The report looked at thousands of locations and evaluated them using 7 key factors: internet infrastructure, attractiveness, safety, quality of life, openness, cost of living, and incentives for remote workers.
Seeing as Toronto was recently named the 2nd safest city to live in, as well as a “top global destination to visit, meet, invest, work, and live” in a ranking of the world’s 100 best cities, it looks like these new accolades contributed to the city’s top scores.
The report says Toronto “consistently makes global lists of top cities for safety, quality of life, things to do, and economic growth.”
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Toronto also “checks all the boxes for remote workers” and is considered one of the most welcoming cities for international transplants because around half of its residents were born outside of Canada.
“Whether you love nature, crave the nightlife, or seek a great place to raise a family, Toronto has everything you need to thrive — for a month, a year, or a lifetime,” the report says.
The next cities to follow are Madrid in 2nd place, Auckland in 3rd place, Madeira in 4th place, and Helsinki in 5th place. No other Canadian cities made it into the report.
Surprisingly, Salt Lake City, Utah was found to be the number one city in the U.S. for remote workers, landing in 11th place in the ranking, followed by Boston in 17th place and Denver in 18th place.