Canadian Cities Have 3 of the World’s Top 10 Best Libraries

Public libraries in the western world are struggling to remain open. Britain has seen hundreds of libraries close since 2010, several have reduced their hours, and many have replaced paid librarians with volunteers. In North America, circulation and visitors have dropped, and staff per visitor has decreased since 2012. In Belgium, Public Libraries 2020, an advocacy group is trying to ‘challenge outdated perceptions’ of libraries. With so much reading material online, why pay for physical book repositories. If you are considering relocating to Canada, contact Canadian Visa Professionals. Their team of experts will walk you through the steps of immigration so you can make living and working in Canada a reality.

Heinrich Heine University Dusseldorf researchers recently ranked Canada as home to the best public library systems among the 30 major cities they studied. All three Canadian cities they looked at came in the top ten, which included Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal. The Toronto library has free readings and events in its 575-seat theater. A recent appearance by Roxane Gay sold out in less than two minutes. The researchers rated the libraries on the availability of snacks as well. The Toronto library has a full café, while Montreal’s Grande Bibliotheque serves wine and a risotto dinner. Canadian Visa Professionals has a goal to assist anyone wanting to move to Canada, to receive the needed visa to live and work in the country. Contact them today!

Over 70 percent of Toronto residents use the city’s public library. It has a collection of over ten million books, ebooks, DVDs, and CDs in more than 40 languages. The digital programs and services top public libraries in Paris, Berlin, Stockholm, and Vienna. The city’s library has risen five spots from the last survey in 2013 and is due to the improvement in digital services. New York, Amsterdam, Chicago, and Tokyo have much less to offer at their public libraries. London, the only United Kingdom city in the survey, ranked 27th. There are many opportunities available for you in Canada. Contact Canadian Visa Professionals to begin the visa application process today.


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