Released on January 20th, 2015 in Davos, Switzerland, The Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) is an innovative, annual benchmarking study of 103 countries. The report is produced by INSEAD and introduces the dimension of talent/human capital and its connection to competitiveness. Compared with last year, overall rankings of the index have not changed significantly with Switzerland, Singapore, Luxemburg, the U.S.A., and Canada rounding out the top five.

Canada's success is a result of high performance and equity in educational opportunities

Within the report, Canada is credited for being one of a handful of countries that have managed to build educational systems that combine high performance with equity in opportunities. Canada's students ranked seventh overall in reading, maths, and science, placing ahead of countries such as France, Germany, Switzerland, the U.K., and the U.S. –Of course, educational performance in Canada varies by province with Ontario being one of only three that rate above the national average according to a study performed by the Conference Board of Canada. Another bright spot for Canada was its top ranking in "tolerance toward minorities" and "tolerance toward immigrants." The majority of Canada's immigrants choose Ontario, where they account for more than a third of the population. The welcoming atmosphere in Ontario helps businesses attract and retain the best talent, a category in which Canada also fared well according to the GTCI, ranking 7th overall.

Learn more about Ontario's highly-skilled workforce



May 27, 2015

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