Moving into a new country is no easy choice, so information is key. This list describes 2015’s best options for a fresh start in Canada.

When living abroad our knowledge of particular places within another country is quite narrow, we either know about touristic places or large urban centers, economically or geographically relevant.  So when pondering about moving into that country our criteria is limited to those places we have heard of before, that is probably why most newcomers tend to choose big cities to start their new lives, but  Moneysense’s Canada’s Best Places for New Immigrants 2015 proves that smaller towns can be big players too.

Moneysense’s team has evaluated the information of 209 places considering 34 key factor to identify Canada’s best places to live 2015, and while at it the team also identified Canada’s Best Places for New Immigrants 2015 weighting criteria like good job prospects, high incomes, good transit, affordable housing and presence of immigrant communities.

Without further ado here’s the count down:

10.Stratford, ONRobert Taylor, Flickr

  • Estimated Unemployment Rate: 5.3%
  • Immigrants As % of Population: 6.2%
  • Average Rent For 1-Bedroom Unit: $829

 

 

 

 

  1. Port Moody, BC
  • Estimated Unemployment Rate: 5.4%port moody
  • Immigrants As % of Population: 28.0%
  • Average Rent For 1-Bedroom Unit: $1,181

 

 

 

 

 

Port Coquitlam, BC

  • Estimated Unemployment Rate: 4.9%Port Coquitlam, BC
  • Immigrants As % of Population: 27.8%
  • Average Rent For 1-Bedroom Unit: $979

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Gatineau, QC
  • Estimated Unemployment Rate: 6.6%Gatineau, QC
  • Immigrants As % of Population: 9.2%
  • Average Rent For 1-Bedroom Unit: $751

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Burlington, ON
  • Estimated Unemployment Rate: 4.3%Burlington, ON
  • Immigrants As % of Population: 17.4%
  • Average Rent For 1-Bedroom Unit: $1,199

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Ottawa, ON
  • Estimated Unemployment Rate: 6.9%Ottawa, ON
  • Immigrants As % of Population: 20.6%
  • Average Rent For 1-Bedroom Unit: $1,134

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Waterloo, ON
  • Estimated Unemployment Rate: 5.0%Waterloo, ON
  • Immigrants As % of Population: 24.6%
  • Average Rent For 1-Bedroom Unit: $1,024

 

 

  1. Brossard, QC
  • Estimated Unemployment Rate: 4.9%Brossard, QC
  • Immigrants As % of Population: 35.9%
  • Average Rent For 1-Bedroom Unit: $751

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Delta, BC
  • Estimated Unemployment Rate: 4.8%delta
  • Immigrants As % of Population: 27.2%
  • Average Rent For 1-Bedroom Unit: $1,030

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Saanich, BC
  • Estimated Unemployment Rate: 4.0%Saanich, BC
  • Immigrants As % of Population: 17.1%
  • Average Rent For 1-Bedroom Unit: $1,133

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: Moneysense.ca