Home to more than 100 000 people, Lethbridge is Alberta’s fourth largest city just following behind Red Deer. Living in Lethbridge can be affordable with an average monthly salary around $1926 and the average cost of living at $1530. Property rentals on average is 11% cheaper than Edmonton, sec0nd largest city of Alberta. Working in Lethbridge is a good reason to move. With half of the workforce is employed in health, education, retail and hospitality sectors. Other key industries such as agri-food, manufacturing, and logistics also making a substantial number of workers and increasing up to 20% over the past decade.
Three post-secondary institution based their foundation in Lethbridge. The University of Lethbridge is known for it’s leading research programs and offering more than 200 courses. Lethbridge College was the first publicly funded community college in Canada and along with Reeve’s College offers many courses in a plethora of discipline making Lethbridge a robust network of professional education.
Lethbridge has a moderate continental climate with warm summers and mild winters due to Chinook winds. Lethbridge and southwest Alberta also receive one of the highest amounts of sunshine in the country. A steady westerly breeze keeps the air fresh and the sky clear. Contrary to popular belief, Lethbridge is not the windiest city in Canada. According to Environment Canada, Lethbridge ranks eighth overall for windiest city. Temperatures in Lethbridge can fluctuate quite dramatically with the effects of the Chinook winds.
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