Ottawa has been named the best place in Canada to live for the third straight year by MoneySense magazine.

The publication cited the national capital’s “cultural offerings and family-friendly lifestyle” as keys to its top ranking.

In an article posted online Tuesday, MoneySense added: “The city’s residents enjoy high household and discretionary incomes, thanks to the large number of well-paying government jobs, which insulate it from some of the vagaries of the economy.”

The Canadian rankings saw some notable movement this year.

Prairie cities such as Regina and Red Deer, Alta., cracked the top 10 — at fifth and ninth, respectively — thanks largely to their low unemployment rates and high income levels.

Halifax also saw a major movement — to fourth overall from 21st last year — cited for gains in population and employment.

Canada’s biggest cities were not among the top-ranked places to live, according to this assessment.

Source: Derek Abma on Vancouversun.com
Read more: http://www.canada.com/Ottawa+named+best+place+live+Canada+Vancouver+ranked+56th/6329579/story.html#ixzz1pfXgTc1Z

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