By Michael Lee
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TORONTO (CTV Network) — Canada is the most searched country in more than four dozen other countries as a place to potentially settle, according to a recent analysis of Google data.
Published by Australian site Compare the Market on June 24, the analysis looked at search terms created in all countries around the world related to relocation.
Canada tops the list as the most wanted country to move to among 50 other countries, including a number from Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and South America.
Japan ranked second with 31 countries listing it as their country of choice, followed by Spain (19), China (15) and France (11).
About 20 other countries were also included in the list.
“Canada is a very welcoming country for expatriates, which has led it to become a very diverse and multicultural country,” the analysis states.
“It also regularly ranks high for things like government transparency, civil liberties, quality of life, economic freedom and education. »
A similar analysis of Google search data, published last year by money transfer platform Remitly, found Canada to be the most desirable place to study abroad out of 36 countries.
The Compare the Market analysis used the Google Ads Keyword Planner research tool to find annual search volumes for the following terms in each country: ‘houses in’, ‘property’, ‘moving to’ and ‘moving to “.
However, the analysis was not specified when these searches were performed.
Searches within the same country were removed and the analysis only considered results in English, which Compare the Market says is due to native languages providing inconsistent results.
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