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Canada

#10 Canada

Ranks 2nd for education, 20th for health, 15th for its workforce, and 17th for enabling environment.

Canada's extremely high education score goes a long way toward pushing the country past lesser scores elsewhere. It's behind only Finland, and has the world's highest levels of citizens with tertiary degrees.

These 10 countries have the best workers in the world

October 9, 2013

In a new report ranking countries around the globe on their workers' potential, the World Economic Forum argues that the health of a nation's workforce "can be a more important determinant  of its long-term economic success than virtually any  other resource." The rankings are based on four factors: education, health, workforce, and enabling environment. Education measures the quality of schools and the achievement of students to get a sense of how both current and future workers have been educated. Health measures physical and mental well-being from childhood through old age.

Here are the 10 countries with the best workers, based on all of those factors.