Rankings aren't everything... Unless you live in Canada. Canadians are always proud of their country's achievements, no matter how big or small they may be.
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Anything that puts "our home and native land" in the spotlight is always a good thing. That being said, 2016 was definitely a good year for Canada!
Here are 13 world rankings that prove Canada was an amazing country in 2016:
The Lonely Planet gave Canada the #1 spot for its dynamic cities, reputation for inclusiveness, exciting fusion food and mysteriously underrated wines.
The US News And World Report, the WPP agency and Wharton School of Business ranked Canada 2nd for quality of life, economic growth and entrepreneurship.
The Reputation Institute was given the #2 spot for its reputation for being "happy, peaceful and relatively free of corruption."
The Social Progress Imperative scored Canada at 89.49 points for human rights, which put it in the 2nd spot.
The Zombie Research Society (it's totally a thing) ranked Canada in 2nd for zombie preparedness after taking into consideration prime factors like population density, climate, topography, gun-ownership rate, military capability, natural resources and public infrastructure.
Aviva's study put Canada in 3rd place for overall sleep deprivation. Perhaps Canadians are just that hardworking!
Euromonitor affirms Canada's sleep-deprived status with their coffee study, which put Canada in 3rd for coffee consumption at 152.1 L per capita.
Henley & Partners gave the Canadian passport a 6th overall ranking for it's access to 172 countries.
National Geographic placed Canada 7th based on its "culture capitals, hipster hotspots, wild escapes, and places generally keeping it cool in 2017."
The Fraser Institute tied with the UK and Australia at 6th place based on a Human Freedom Index consisting of 79 parameters, including rule of law, freedom of international trade, and national security and safety.
US News used survey responses from participants between 18 and 35 and gave Canada a 6th place ranking based on parameters like friendliness, fun, sexiness, trustworthiness, and approachability.
The United Nations Index, which evaluates 188 countries for quality of life, has Canada sitting in its 9th place spot.
Transparency International gave Canada 83 points on its Corruption Perceptions Index, putting it at the 9th spot overall.
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