Hamilton named one of Canada’s best cities for youth to work

Go Hamilton go! The Hammer has been named one of Canada’s best cities for youth to work in the most recent Youthful Cities Urban Work Index.

Coming in below Vancouver at number one overall, Hamilton ranks second on the list of 27 of Canada’s best cities for young people to work, based on 76 different assessment indicators including categories such as opportunities for job security, income generation, climate change, public transportation, and digital access.

Hamilton ranked third for best cost of living, coming in behind Edmonton and Calgary. The city also ranked fourth for both public health as well as equity & inclusion.

The index – which was originally launched in 2019 – was created through data collected and assessed by Youthful Cities, with funding by Future Launch through the Royal Bank of Canada.

Youthful Cities is a non-profit organization that seeks to “make cities around the world better places for young people to live, work, and play.”

“As Canada’s population ages, and as the majority of Canadian youth aged 15-29 live in cities, we need to make sure our urban centers are vibrant places for youth to work and live,” reads the Youthful Cities website.

Young Canadians between the ages of 15 to 29 were surveyed and interviewed to collect data for the index.

The full report can be read here.

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