Mississauga ranked 10th-best city for youth to live, most eco-friendly city: report

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Published May 11, 2021 at 2:22 pm

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Mississauga has been ranked as one of the more youth-friendly cities in Canada.

According to the 2021 Urban Work Index, presented by RBC, Mississauga was ranked as the 10-best city for youth to live in, based on 11 factors, including city economy, climate change, cost of living, digital access, education & training, entrepreneurial spirit, equity & inclusion, good youth jobs, income generation, public health, and public transportation.

Based on the findings, Mississauga was ranked as the best city in the country for climate change, based on the fact the City has the most public charging stations for electric vehicles, as well as the second-best city for using recycled materials.

Additionally, Mississauga was ranked second for entrepreneurial spirit, and eighth for public transportation.

Further, Mississauga ranked just 15th when it came to overall cost of living, which was dependent on eight factors, including average debt, cost of goods, cost of public transportation, cost of rental housing, cost of apartment, cost of menstrual products, cost of a cellphone plan, and cost of high-speed internet.

“COVID-19 has made the future of work as a young adult seem even more precarious than usual,” Robert Barnard, co-founder of Youthful Cities, said in a news release.

“As governments and corporations are getting ready for post-COVID recovery, there is a great opportunity to create a blueprint for more inclusive and accessible work in our great Canadian cities. We hope the 2021 Urban Work Index will inform and inspire that dialogue to start now,” he continued.

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