We’re number three! We’re number three!
Canada ranks the world’s third most popular destination for work, according to a survey by Boston Consulting Group. Researchers surveyed 366,139 employees and job seekers in 197 countries about their willingness to work abroad, the countries and cities (other than their own) where they would most like to work, and what they value in a job.
It turns out that willingness to move to another country for work has fallen around the world since the last survey in 2014. Fifty-seven per cent of respondents said they would move abroad for work, down from 64%. People in India and Brazil were the most likely to want to emigrate at 90% and 70%, respectively.
The U.S. is the world’s most desired work destination, the same as it was four years ago. Thirty-four per cent of survey respondents would be willing to move to the U.S. for work. This was followed by Germany and Canada. The UK, which was Europe’s most popular destination in 2014, slipped to fifth place.
The BGG credits Canada’s popularity at least in part to our immigration policy “that is intended to strengthen Canada’s economy—and that most Canadians support.” They add:
If you are between the ages of 20 and 29, well educated, have skills that the country needs, and can speak one of the two official Canadian languages (French or English), Canada wants you. And you may want it given Canada’s high standard of living, universal health care, abundance of nature and wildlife, and acceptance of multiculturalism.
It’s true! We do have a lot going for us.
Here is an infographic created by Forbes and Statista listing the most attractive countries for the world’s workers.