Kamloops ranks low on millennial hot spot list

By Greg Fry
January 18, 2018 - 4:54pm Updated: January 19, 2018 - 7:02am

KAMLOOPS — Kamloops isn't exactly a mecca for millennials.

That according to a new ranking — Millenial Hot Spots in 2018 —  by Point2Homes, a Saskatoon-based company that covers real estate trends and news.

"To determine Canada’s up-and-coming millennial hot spots in 2018, we compared 85 of the most populous cities by looking at nine factors, and based on the individual ranking of each factor we measured the cities’ overall attractiveness," says the company. "Aside from housing affordability, we weighed seven other criteria that we thought are important to millennials: unemployment rate, life satisfaction, low crime rate, healthcare, climate, level of education (the percentage of the population with a bachelor’s degree or above) and the percentage of millennials of the total population."

Quebec City ranks number 1 on the list while Victoria ranks number 2. On the opposite end of the spectrum, Langley Township ranks last out of 85. Kamloops came in at 73. Other B.C. cities include Kelowna at number 62, Surrey at 64, Prince George at 66 and Nanaimo at number 80.

Also of note, none of Canada's largest cities — Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Ottawa or Calgary — made the top five. Seven of the top 10 cities have a population under 500,000.

Click here to see the full rankings. 

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