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Canada Ranked One Of The Happiest Countries In The World

Despite the struggles of the past few years, Canadians have managed to keep smiling

The last few years have been an emotional rollercoaster for Canada and the world. From the pandemic to inflation, we can’t seem to catch a break.

Even so, Canada has turned its frown upside down, according to the 2023 World Happiness Report. According to the report, Canada ranked No. 16 out of 20. That is up two spots compared to 2022!

That puts our great nation above countries like Ireland, the United States, Germany, and the United Kingdom. That being said, we are a far cry away behind first-place Finland.

Finland is doing something right because this is the sixth year in a row our European friends have earned the No. 1 spot.

The survey used to create this ranking was distributed globally to 150 countries. The survey asked participants to rank their lives over the last three years.

Specifically, participants were asked to rank their life out of ten, with the best possible life for them being ten and the worst possible life being zero.

With this in mind, Canada scored an average of 7 points, compared to Finland’s average score of 7.80.

Global results regarding world happiness, benevolence, and trust have been encouraging since the pandemic. The study found that positive social connections, support, and benevolence had increased in many regions.

If Canada is one of the happiest countries in the world, then you must be wondering what the happiest province is, right? Spoiler alert, it isn’t Vancouver, Montreal, or Toronto.

So where in our great country are Canadians the happiest? According to a report from Statistics Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador is the happiest province in Canada!

For this report, Canadians were asked to rate the satisfaction of living in their province. Like the World Happiness Report, this rating was out of ten, with ten being the highest satisfaction and zero being the lowest.

Alberta didn’t quite make the top five, but we did secure No. 6! That puts us ahead of Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia, Ontario, and British Columbia, in that order.

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