Poll asked Canadians where they would feel comfortable living, and Quebec came last

Few Canadians outside of Quebec would be comfortable rooting in the province, suggests a recent Maru / Blue poll.

The survey asked 1,510 Canadians in December 2021 about their comfort level living in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada (New Brunswick, New Brunswick). -Scotland, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador). Residents were unable to answer the question about their own province or region.

The results published by Maru Public Opinion show that British Columbia was the most attractive region in Canada. When asked, 65% of respondents strongly or somewhat agreed that they would feel comfortable living there.

The West Coast province was followed by Atlantic Canada (63%). Ontario and Alberta were the distant thirds (49% each). 38% of respondents said they would be comfortable living in Saskatchewan or Manitoba.

In last place was Quebec, where only 24% of survey respondents would be comfortable living.

Maru cautions, however, that the survey did not ask about respondents’ reasoning.

“Remember that a place where people feel comfortable living is purely subjective. heard about the people, the economy or how they can be welcoming to newcomers, ”the company said in a statement.

Quebec, of course, is the only province where French is the only official and common language. Only 3.8% of residents of Canada outside Quebec identified themselves as Francophones in the 2016 census, according to Statistics Canada.

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