Canada Ranked 2nd in the Best Countries List

imageThe Best Countries report evaluates the perceptions of 73 nations across a range of categories, from economic influence and military might to education and quality of life, to determine which countries wield the most influence on a global scale.

2020 Best Countries Report produced after a annual global survey of more than 20,000 people in 36 countries by U.S. News & World Report, BAV Group and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania says Canada is the 2nd best country second only to Switzerland.


According to the report, Canada is also perceived as the most trustworthy country.

The report also includes The Origin Index which uncovers the power of a brand’s nation of origin in its ability to influence the purchase preferences of consumers, identifying how marketers can tap into a country’s strengths. In this, US tops across many categories. The United States also ranks No. 7 overall, and is seen as the most powerful country.

Canada also tops in many ranking criteria including being the top country for quality of life.

Best Countries


  1. Switzerland
  2. Canada
  3. Japan
  4. Germany
  5. Australia
  6. United Kingdom
  7. United States
  8. Sweden
  9. Netherlands
  10. Norway

Most Powerful Country in the World

Canada ranks 12th.

  1. United States
  2. Russia
  3. China

Best Countries To Start a Business

Canada ranks 10th.

  1. Thailand
  2. Malaysia
  3. China

Best Countries For Quality of Life

  1. Canada
  2. Denmark
  3. Sweden

Best Countries For Women

  1. Denmark
  2. Sweden
  3. Netherlands
  4. Norway
  5. Canada

Best Countries For Education

  1. United States
  2. United Kingdom
  3. Canada

Best Countries for a Comfortable Retirement

  1. New Zealand
  2. Australia
  3. Switzerland
  4. Spain
  5. Luxembourg
  6. Canada

Best Countries For Green-Living

  1. Sweden
  2. Switzerland
  3. Finland

Best Countries for Raising Kids

  1. Denmark
  2. Sweden
  3. Norway
  4. Canada
  5. Netherlands
  6. Finland

Best Countries to Travel Alone in 2020

Canada Ranks 11th.

  1. Spain
  2. Italy
  3. Greece
  4. New Zealand
  5. Australia
  6. Portugal

Best Countries for Entrepreneurship

  1. Germany
  2. Japan
  3. United States
  4. United Kingdom
  5. Switzerland
  6. Canada

Best Countries for Open for Business

  1. Luxembourg
  2. Switzerland
  3. Canada
  4. Denmark
  5. Singapore
  6. Netherlands

Best Countries for Quality of Life

  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • Sweden
  • Norway
  • Australia
  • Netherlands

The Bottom 5 Countries in the World

  1. Lebanon
  2. Serbia
  3. Oman
  4. Belarus
  5. Tunisia

According to the report Canada ranks 16th best for adventure, 12th for citizenship, 11th for cultural influence, 6th for entrepreneurship, 4oth for heritage, 37th for movers, 12th for power, 1st for quality of life, leading to an overall score of 2nd best country in the world.

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