Work and Play in Calgary
For those of us who live in Calgary, we already know the city is a great place to call home. But you don’t have to take our word for it – here are the facts to prove it.
Looking for a job? You’re likely to have luck in Calgary according to data from Movinga. The online moving company released a 2018 study on the best places to find a job, which placed Calgary as the third-best city in the world to find employment. The rankings looked at several different city factors, including standard of living and the economic strength of both startups and established businesses. Calgary was the only Canadian city to crack the top 10.
Calgary is home to many diverse sectors, but you may be surprised to know many job opportunities are in the tech sector. A report published by the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship showed high-tech workers make up about five per cent of Canada’s total labour force, and Calgary has the highest concentration of tech workers in the country.
Your daily commute in Calgary isn’t a chore either. The latest numbers from Statistics Canada show that on average, Calgarians have a commute that lasts just over 26 minutes – below the national average and the lowest of major cities in the country. And since we have the most extensive outdoor pathway and bikeway networks in North America, that commute can include some beautiful scenery as well.
But outside of work, there are many benefits to calling Calgary home. So many pros that the Economist Intelligence Unit’s most recent Global Livability Index ranked Calgary as the fourth most livable city in the world. The highest-rated North American city on the index, ratings are based on multiple factors, including stability, healthcare, education and infrastructure.
Thinking of making the move? Check out available jobs in Calgary.