A new report by the Conference Board of Canada suggests Calgary is an 'A' class city with a winning combination of factors to attract new migrants.At least that was the case in 2006.
The study ranked the attractiveness of 50 different cities and put Calgary in the top six, along with Waterloo, Ottawa, Vancouver, St. John's, Newfoundland and Richmond Hill.
Because the rankings are based on data from 2006, Calgary performed exceptionally well on the economic benchmarks but also ranked first in innovation and second for housing.
The Alberta capital, Edmonton, was ranked as a 'B' class city.The 'D' class includes four Ontario and four Quebec communities, as well as Saint John, New Brunswick.
The study looked at things like health, economy, environment, innovation and housing as benchmarks for attracting migrants.