8) Waterloo, Ontario
Located in southern Ontario with a population of around 105,000, Waterloo is an ideal place for a budding techie. There are over 500 tech companies located here. Waterloo’s growing presence in the technology field attracts many non-locals and foreigners. The percent of immigrants living in Waterloo is now 25%. Waterloo is home to the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University. These schools are major employers to many residents. Computer technology, insurance, and environmental management are the most prosperous sectors. Waterloo hosts many festivals especially in the spring and summer seasons. Check out the Quilt Festival, Go! Music Festival, Jazz Festival, and Serbia Food Festival. Like many other cities on this list, Waterloo also offer great outdoor trails, parks, and amenities. Low cost of living, low unemployment rate, reasonable household income averages, and low housing costs come together to make Waterloo a sought-after place to live.
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