We have taken first place in the 2021 Best Countries Report, an analysis project conducted by US News & World Report. This is the first time we have claimed the top spot in the yearly ranking, having climbed up from second place in 2020’s report. Canada beat out 78 other countries for first place, including Japan, Germany, Switzerland, and Australia, which respectively round out the top five. The rankings found in the 2021 Best Countries report were determined by a survey of more than 17,000 business- and college-educated individuals who are middle class or higher, and citizens that are “nationally representative” of their country.
Our good job market, caring about human rights, and our commitment to social justice is an example for others to follow.