A new study from the Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto's Rotman School Of Management ranks Canada as the fourth most creative nation on earth, moving up from seventh last year. The study looks at a nation's technology, talent and tolerance in order to create a Global Creativity Index (GCI) ranking.
Overall Ranking: Australia takes the number one ranking on the GCI, supplanting Sweden, which took top spot in the previous 2004 and 2011 editions. The United States is second (maintaining its previous ranking). New Zealand is third, Canada fourth (up three spots from its previous ranking), with Denmark and Finland tied for fifth. The rest of the top ten includes Sweden in seventh, Iceland eighth, Singapore ninth, and the Netherlands tenth.According to the results of the study, 44% of Canada works as a creative—which spans science and technology; arts and culture; and business, management, and the professions. Canada does take top spot in one category, tolerance which the report defines as "openness to ethnic and religious minorities and gay and lesbian people." Australia is #1 for talent while South Korea is ranked as the top nation for technology.