Safety can often be tied to a good economy and a distribution of wealth throughout the population. In Canada, the majority of people are employed: Canada's unemployment rate as of March 2004 was 7.5%.
While there are some people in Canada who have very little money and others who have more money than they know what to do with, the majority of Canadians fall in the middle and are able to live comfortably. Most Canadian families own their own homes or have their own apartments or condominiums. It is rare in Canada for people to go without the basic necessities of life, such as food, shelter and clothing.
In addition, there is very little in the way of social barriers for a Canadian to start off with nothing and make something of themselves. There are no official classes or groupings in Canadian society and legally no one can be turned down for a job based on their race, sexual preference, ethnicity or gender.