Getting an education, beginning your career, finding the perfect place to live—figuring life out as you are still starting out is daunting. Our society offers options on an unprecedented scale, and choosing where to live and work is one of the most important choices you can make as a youth.
Cognizant of this, YouthfulCities, an organization interested in promoting youthful cities globally, set out to determine the best city for youth (defined as ages 15 – 29) to work in Canada. To do so, they used an objective methodology that measured a host of factors relevant to young people and that coalesced around the four main work themes of Education, Affordability, Entrepreneurship, and Employment.
What did they find?
That Edmonton is the best city for youth to work in Canada for 2019. By their metrics our city finished with 714 points out of a possible 1310, besting Montreal by 6 points, and Ottawa by 16.
There are many reasons why Edmonton graded out so favourably. Here are eight: