Canada is now the most desirable destination for international workers, overtaking the US for the first time, according to a new study of more than 209,000 people from 190 countries. The research was conducted in late 2020 by Boston Consulting Group and The Network, a global alliance of recruitment websites. “The most striking shift in our survey is the fall of the U.S. from the top spot,” said Allison Bailey, senior partner, and managing director at Boston Consulting Group. “The U.S. has fallen to second in the rankings … due to an inconsistent pandemic response, the adoption of more nationalistic policies, and social unrest. Canada and Australia [ranked third] are like the U.S. in having English as an official language, but Canada and Australia have both done a far better job of pandemic management.