A new online ranking has determined that Ottawa is among the best places in the world to live as a student or young professional. The list, created by Nestpick, a Berlin-based online rental company, ranked Ottawa 36th globally, behind three other Canadian cities: Vancouver (10th), Montreal (15th), and Toronto (24th). The company helps people relocate to other countries, which has given it a keen insight into the migration patterns of millennials. According to the company, among the attributes that young adults value most, is a thriving business eco-structure, affordable access to essentials, a sense of openness, and a chance to kick back. To establish its rankings, the Nestpick gave cities a score out of 10, on 16 different criteria, including employment, access to contraception, gender equality, and festivals. Ottawa scored highest on immigration tolerance, tied with Vancouver for fifth place globally. The city also ranked highly for festivals in 2017, placing ninth in the world. On the downside… Ottawa’s reputation as the “city fun forgot” is still seems intact. Ottawa scored lowest on its “Nightscene rank” which considered the number of clubs and their opening times.
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