The Top 40 Cities For Business in Canada

Best places to do business

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RankCityProvAnnual operating costs ($)Cost of
living index
Building permit average growth (%)Unemployment variance from 5.5%Crime rate per 100,000 peopleRank
       
1SherbrookeQC$30.2763.702.300.505,1611
2LévisQC$32.3071.2019.10(1.10)4,7282
3QuébecQC$32.6573.2044.30(1.10)4,7283
4KitchenerON$35.3372.3018.00(0.20)5,1114
5MonctonNB$31.5064.40(0.40)0.108,4425
6SaguenayQC$29.1769.108.703.204,2186
7HamiltonON$35.1571.305.900.405,5577
8GatineauQC$34.1884.2021.50(0.20)5,6828
9HalifaxNS$31.7773.30(0.50)0.008,3359
10BarrieON$35.2582.2014.70(0.20)7,20910
11CharlottetownPE$31.4169.7013.901.3010,16011
12VaughanON$36.5484.5019.501.203,93712
13SudburyON$33.9774.30(2.10)0.505,92313
14Saint JohnNB$31.6265.30(14.20)0.608,08914
15OttawaON$35.0089.003.70(0.30)5,61615
16OshawaON$36.0072.90(8.10)0.604,66016
17AbbotsfordBC$33.7181.0049.40(1.00)10,78317
18LavalQC$34.2478.209.801.804,81118
19MarkhamON$36.5388.503.301.203,93719
20BramptonON$36.2083.200.201.204,40620
21SaskatoonSK$33.6976.2010.10(1.10)11,88521
22MississaugaON$37.1289.005.901.204,40622
23St. John'sNL$32.2468.70(1.30)2.807,04923
24WinnipegMB$32.0972.90(2.40)(1.10)10,36524
25Red DeerAB$33.1676.10(1.90)(0.60)12,06325
26ReginaSK$33.9377.303.20(0.90)12,12126
27LondonON$35.0973.10(5.30)0.807,71727
28Trois-RivièresQC$32.5180.20(2.60)2.404,63528
29Cape BretonNS$31.1766.30(4.80)8.607,73329
30LongueuilQC$33.3479.20(12.40)1.806,23130
31EdmontonAB$35.5485.7011.10(1.70)9,82631
32WindsorON$35.9474.00(0.50)3.306,44632
33TorontoON$37.14100.004.901.207,23633
34SaanichBC$36.0588.90(2.00)(2.30)5,55134
35MontréalQC$34.8391.10(4.00)1.806,43535
36RichmondBC$38.2889.90(0.30)(1.20)7,48936
37BurnabyBC$38.3289.501.00(1.20)10,32837
38CalgaryAB$37.5697.50(3.00)(2.40)6,45538
39SurreyBC$38.2689.80(2.30)(1.50)11,54239
40VancouverBC$38.9099.20(3.10)(1.20)10,65340

Notes:

Sources: Boyd Co. Inc., Statistics Canada, local police departments.

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