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Sat, 24 Mar 2012 10:46:46 GMT | By Phil Froats (research)
Best places for jobs

9. Canmore, Alta.



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Rankings out of 190 cities:
Low unemployment: 5
Population growth: 110
Household income: 6
Discretionary income: 3
Average house price: 186
Average time to buy: 161
Doctors per 1,000: 7
Health professionals: 49
Transit: 158

Canmore certainly benefits from its proximity to Banff National Park, which attracts tourists year-round. That means jobs are plentiful in the recreation, food and beverage, and hospitality sectors. In fact, out of our top 10 places for jobs, Canmore has the lowest unemployment rate and the second highest household income. But on the opposite side of the spectrum, Canmore has some of the least affordable housing in the entire country.

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