The eighth annual US News Best Countries report has just been released, and this year Canada managed to score higher than the previous year, settling in second place.
According to the ranking established by US News & World Report in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania, a total of 87 countries were evaluated based on 73 different criteria. These criteria were then grouped into 10 subcategories, namely adventure, agility, cultural influence, entrepreneurship, heritage, movers and shakers, openness for business, power, social purpose and quality of life.
Notably, this year, entrepreneurship occupies a preponderant place among these criteria.
Morgan Felchner, senior news and events editor at US News, commented: “A country’s economy, as well as its ability to succeed in crucial areas such as trade, travel and investment, depends part of its perception on a global scale. The 2023 Best Countries Ranking and Report examines these perceptions across several qualitative characteristics, providing policymakers and residents in various countries with a useful view of the perceived value of their nation.
When it comes to Canada’s performance compared to the rest of the world, our magnificent country has climbed to second place from the third position it held in 2022. Although this cannot be compared to the position we had achieved in 2021, we have maintained our position among the best in recent years.
With a score of 99.3, Canada achieved high rankings in the following categories: agility, quality of life, social purpose and entrepreneurship.
As for the other countries in the top 10, here’s how they ranked:
- United States
- New Zealand
- United Kingdom