Another Reason to Immigrate To Canada: Canadians are a Happy lot.

Immigrate to Canada and you too may be happy!

Canada is the second-happiest country in the entire world, according to a new global well-being survey published by Gallup Polls. The survey measured responses ranging from “thriving” to “struggling” and “suffering”.

The median amount of people thriving in the 124 countries polled was 21 per cent, which is the same number as in 2009. Some highlights from the poll for 2010:

  • “Thriving” is determined by people rating their current lives 7 out of 10 or higher, and their expected lives in 5 years 8 out of 10 or higher.
  • Denmark came in first place, with 72 per cent of people thriving.
  • Canada and Sweden came in second place, with 69 per cent of people saying they were thriving. The United States was further down the list, behind Australia, Finland, Venezuela, Israel, New Zealand, Netherlands, Ireland and Panama with 59 per cent of people thriving.

The 5 countries at the bottom of the list, with between only 1 and 3 per cent saying they were thriving were Cambodia, Burkina Faso, Haiti, Central African Republic and Chad.

The average amount of thriving people in European countries is 28 per cent, but in the Americas on average 39 per cent say they are thriving. In Asia, the number was 17 per cent.

So keep smiling Canada!

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About Fadi Minawi

Fadi is a graduate of the University of Toronto and the University of Toledo College of Law. He is called to the New York State Bar and is registered as a Foreign Legal Consultant with the Law Society of Upper Canada. He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and is currently serving as the Media Liaison for the Canadian Chapter of AILA. Fadi has extensive experience in US immigration matters and is the firm’s lead in the area of US immigration. He is specialized in corporate and family immigration, as well as issues dealing with US inadmissibility.

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