Foreign nationals looking for work in Canada should keep an eye out on the mid-sized British Columbia city of Kelowna which is now ranked the number one place for job hunters in Canada.

As the second wave of COVID-19 ripped through Canada in the last few months of 2020, the West Coast province fared the best economically of all the big provinces in the country.

And Kelowna, a city with a population of just over 142,000 in the Okanagan Valley, came out on top in a national ranking of cities by their labour market performance released by a Bank of Montreal senior economist earlier this month.

Smaller Cities Outperform Bigger Cousins

Kelowna rose 14 spots in the latest Regional Labour Market Report Card issued by senior economist Robert Kavcic. In that report, titled 'Second Wave Washes Ashore', the bank's director of economics notes the second wave of COVID-19 hit Canada's big cities more than the smaller ones.

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