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Where Should Your Family Move?

When families are making a move to a new city, the primary reason is usually employment. But, employment is not the only factor that constitutes a good move. Many other factors need to be considered, such as crime rates, education, economy growth, and recreation. We have looked at statistics for various cities throughout Canada and have chosen the Top Canadian Cities For Families to Live in.

top canadian cities for families - st. albert

St. Albert, Alberta

The city of St. Albert is a small one of just under 70,000 people but has consistently ranked well when evaluating Canadian cities. Their low unemployment rate shows there are jobs within the city and with 48% of families having kids, your children will have no problem finding friends.

Unemployment Rate: 4.3%

Average Household Income: $128,270.17

Average Price of a Home: $373,426.00

Education: Kindergarten-Grade 12: 23/ Post Secondary Schools: 2

Crime Rate Per 100,000: 5648.98

Average monthly daycare cost: $900

% of families with kids: 48

% of population under the age of 15:  18

top canadian cities for families - burlington

Burlington, Ontario

Burlington is a mid-sized suburb outside of Toronto that has just under 190,000 residents. The city of Burlington has a very low crime rate, therefore you won’t have worry too much about your children getting in to uninvited trouble.

Unemployment Rate: 5.8%

Average Household Income: $110,113.81

Average Price of a Home: $496,412.00

Education: K-12 schools: 64/Post-Secondary Schools: 3

Crime Rate Per 100,000: 2611.04

Average monthly daycare cost: $900

% of families with kids: 50

% of population under the age of 15: 18

top canadian cities for families - calgary

Calgary, Alberta

Calgary is the largest city on this list and deals with a much larger group of people than the other four cities considered to be Top Canadian Cities for Families to Live in. There are plenty of schools for your children to attend, and activities for your family to enjoy. If you’re looking for activities to take part in, take a look at this article, 5 cool things to do once you move to Calgary.

Unemployment Rate: 5.9%

Average Household Income: $119,771.69

Average Price of a Home: $435,825.00

Education: K-12 Schools: 316/Post Secondary Schools: 15

Crime Rate Per 100,000: 4442.43

Average monthly daycare cost: $900

% of families with kids: 50

% of population under the age of 15: 18

top canadian cities for families - oakville

Oakville, Ontario

Oakville is a suburb located west of Toronto and borders Lake Ontario. Plenty of families have made the move to Oakville because it is just 40 minute drive from Toronto, so it is a great place to raise a family if you want to have access to the big city without living in it.

Unemployment Rate: 7%

Average Household Income: $145,694.87

Average Price of a Home: $692,902.00

Education: K-12: 15/ Post Secondary: 1

Crime Rate Per 100,000: 2611.04

Average monthly daycare cost: $1,152

% of families with kids: 55

% of population under the age of 15: 19

Average monthly daycare cost: $1,152

% of families with kids: 55

% of population under the age of 15: 19

top canadian cities for families - strathcona

Strathcona County, Alberta

Strathcona County is a special municipality located just outside of Edmonton. The county is specialized to accomodate the needs of those who live in urban and rural parts of the county. The unemployment rate is on the lower end of most Canadian cities, so parents shouldn’t have too much trouble finding a job to support their family.

Unemployment Rate: 4.2%

Average Household Income: $137,509.40

Average Price of a Home: $408,331.00

Education: K-12: 7/ Post Secondary Schools: 0

Crime Rate Per 100,000: 4001.17

Average monthly daycare cost: $900

% of families with kids: 49

% of population under the age of 15: 19

Of course, Canada has many great and beautiful cities that are not on this list, but feel free to let us know what city you think should be on this list.

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