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The 10 most multicultural cities in the world

One of the things that attracts some of us to our work in global mobility is the opportunity to grow our life experiences by being exposed to the vast variety of people and places across the world. I could not be more grateful to have found a job that allows me to connect with an amazingly diverse group of people to develop business and personal relationships within my day to day work-life.  

As Culture Trip points out, "some cities manage to fit the entire world within them." In this article they share some of the most multicultural cities in the world. A multicultural workplace is high on the list for most millennial's and companies in these cities may have a leg up on talent attraction. 

So, drum roll please.... here is the top 10 most multicultural cities around the world:

  1. Toronto
  2. Sydney
  3. Singapore
  4. São Paulo
  5. San Francisco
  6. NYC
  7. Paris
  8. Los Angeles
  9. London
  10. Amsterdam

Maybe not too many surprises on this list? Toronto, with nearly half of its population born outside of Canada, is often referred to as the most multicultural city in the world, with over 200 ethnic groups and over 140 languages spoken. Toronto features many international neighborhoods that are waiting to be explored, including Chinatown, Greektown, Roncesvalles Village (Little Poland), Little Italy and Little India.

For companies moving talent to these locations, employees will find others there that are on a similar journey and experiencing many of the same highs and lows of being an expatriate.  

From London to New York and São Paulo to Singapore, some cities manage to fit the entire world within them. Successive waves of immigrants have all brought with them a piece of their old homes and made a mark on their new, creating diverse cultural environments full of incredible restaurants, festivals and art scenes. Below, Culture Trip looks at some of the most multicultural cities in the world.


diversity and inclusion, talent attraction, destination cities, talent management, global mobility, millennial workforce, multicultural