Canada Ranked 8th Safest Country In The World By 2017 Global Peace Index

«Canada is once, again, one of the safest countries in the world.

According to the 2017 Global Peace Index (GPI), which was published by the Institute for Economics and Peace, Canada is the eighth safest out of 163 countries.

To determine this, 23 factors were used to rank countries based on how peaceful they are. These included homicide rates, violent crimes, the impact of terrorism and deaths from internal conflicts. The countries were then each given a peace score. The smaller the number, the more peaceful the country.

This is the second year in a row that Canada has ranked at number eight. However, thanks to this scoring system, we can see that the country has become slightly more peaceful in the past year. In 2016, Canada had a GPI score of 1.388 compared to this year’s score of 1.371.

Canada scored the best when it came to factors related to internal conflicts, such as intensity and deaths resulting. Violent crimes and political instability were two others that scored well, too. Each of these was only given a one out of five. This low score means the Great White North lacks these things, which is certainly good.» Isabelle Khoo, HuffPost Canada.

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Foreign Credential Evaluation for Immigration (ECA) – World Education Services

«World Education Services (WES) is designated by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to provide Educational Credential Assessments (ECAs) for degrees and diplomas earned outside of Canada. An ECA is required to apply for certain IRCC immigration programs. View a sample ECA evaluation.

With a WES ECA you can:

  • Meet IRCC Educational Credential Assessment requirements  (note for physicians and pharmacists).
  • Gain recognition for your education so you can pursue your goals in Canada.
  • Store your report and verified educational documents for future use.

Your WES ECA is valid for five years from the date of issue, and you can continue using your ECA when you submit a new Express Entry profile.» World Education Services (WES).

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CANADA IS RANKED 6TH MOST PEACEFUL COUNTRY IN THE WORLD

«A new global survey has placed Canada among the top 10 most peaceful countries in the world.

The Global Peace Index (GPI) compares 163 independent states and territories (99.7 per cent of the world’s population) according to their levels of peacefulness.

Up two positions from its 2017 ranking, Canada is ranked in an envious position at 6th overall. The worst it has ever been was 14th in 2010 and the best was fourth in 2012.

The top five countries on the 2018 list are Iceland, followed by New Zealand, Austria, Portugal, and Denmark. The least peaceful are Syria, Afghanistan, South Sudan, Iraq, and Somalia.» CTV Montreal.

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12 Top-Rated Ski Resorts in Canada, 2018

«Canada’s top ski resorts are largely focused on Western Canada, in British Columbia and Alberta, and to a lesser extent, in Ontario and Quebec. Whistler, just a two-hour drive from Vancouver, offers a world-class skiing experience, from the slopes to the hotels, restaurants, and shopping. The interior of BC offers some lesser visited gems with extreme terrain or family oriented resorts. In Alberta, the ski resorts around Banff are some of the best in the country. In Ontario, Blue Mountain is a wonderful family hill located just a two-and-a-half-hour drive from Toronto. In Quebec, Mont-Tremblant, known for producing some of Canada’s most famous skiers, offers exceptional skiing.» , Planet Ware.

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