Canadians attach great importance to learning and have developed a first-class educational system with high standards. The country spends more on education (as a percentage of GDP) compared to the OECD average, and is the second highest among the G-8 countries.
Canadian teenagers are consistently ranked among the best in the world in international reading, science and math tests, a testament to the excellent quality of Canadian schools. A Canadian diploma, diploma or certificate is well received in business, government and academic circles around the world.
Canada has been ranked as one of the ten best places to live in the world since 1994 according to the United Nations (UN) and the Economist Intelligence Unit. In the UN survey, Canada scored particularly high for its access to education, high life expectancy (due to the universal health care system); and low rates of crime and violence. In addition, Canada's largest cities, Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal, have been recognized as world-class cities in which to live and work, for their cleanliness and safety, and for their cultural activities and attractive lifestyles.
Canada is considered a relatively peaceful, safe and orderly country. Its rate of violent crime decreased for ten consecutive years from 1993 to 2003. Unlike its neighbors in the United States. UU In the south, firearms are strictly controlled and, in general, are not allowed.