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Canada secures second place in global ranking for 2023

Canada shines as the world's second-best country in 2023, proving that our country is a global leader in multiple facets of life.

In a resounding affirmation of its stature on the world stage, Canada has emerged as the second-best country in the world for 2023.

The prestigious accolade is part of a comprehensive ranking conducted by U.S. News., communications company WPP, and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.

This recognition comes as a result of the "2023 Best Countries rankings," an assessment that scrutinizes a multitude of factors encompassing military strength, economic influence, and the quality of life afforded to its citizens. A meticulous analysis of 87 nations was carried out, drawing insights from the perspectives of over 17,000 individuals representing a global tapestry of cultures and backgrounds.

Respondents were also asked to associate countries with various qualities across ten subrankings, including power, cultural influence, heritage, and social impact. The scores from these associations were used to create a list of the world's top countries, along with nearly 100 other distinct rankings.

In this year's rankings, Canada has taken the second spot, surpassing Germany, due to its outstanding performance in agility, according to the report. However, it still trails behind Switzerland as the best country in the world in 2023.

Canada Ranking 2023, US News & World Report

"The United States’ neighbour to the north, Canada supplants Germany this year as the No. 2-ranked country. Its highest subranking finish came in agility at No. 2, but it also lands in the top 5 in three other subrankings, including quality of life. Canada ranks first for several attributes, including racial equity," reads the report. 

Switzerland continues to hold its position as the best country in the world for the second consecutive year and the sixth time overall. Sweden took third place, with top scores in the social purpose and quality of life subrankings, followed by Australia in fourth. 

As for our neighbours south of the border, the United States, claimed the fifth position, representing a slight drop compared to its 2022 ranking. The U.S secured the top spot in three crucial subrankings: entrepreneurship, power, and agility.

These are the 25 best countries in the world 2023:

  1. Switzerland
  2. Canada
  3. Sweden
  4. Australia
  5. United States
  6. Japan
  7. Germany
  8. New Zealand
  9. United Kingdom
  10. Netherlands
  11. Norway
  12. France
  13. Denmark
  14. Finland
  15. Italy
  16. Singapore
  17. Spain
  18. Belgium
  19. United Arab Emirates
  20. China
  21. South Korea
  22. Austria
  23. Ireland
  24. Luxembourg
  25. Portugal

The full breakdown of Canada’s ranking can be found here.