Larger Victoria is among the greatest Canadian cities for youth work, based on the RBC report – Goldstream Information Gazette

The country’s youth have spoken, and Greater Victoria has been voted fourth best Canadian city for young people to work in.

The Urban Work Index, funded by RBC, analyzed 27 cities using 76 urban work indicators to identify the best places for 15-29 year olds. It also conducted surveys and interviews with over 3,000 young people.

The resulting data gave Greater Victoria a score of 538.38 out of 956, just below Edmonton, Alta. at 538.96, Hamilton, Ontario. at 541.23 and Vancouver at 623.66. Greater Victoria did particularly well in the City Economy category with first place and Good Youth Jobs with second place. It also landed in the top seven for public health, climate change and public transport.

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The other six themes that the 76 indicators represent were income generation, diversity and inclusion, cost of living, education and training, equity and inclusion, digital access and entrepreneurship.

At the bottom of the pool was London, Ontario. at 434.16, Moncton, NB at 411.74, and Fredericton, NB at 395.27.

An online tool that uses the data to inform young people about the best city for them can be found at rbc.com.

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