Canada is known for its diversity, inclusive values and high standard of living. It is internationally recognized as one of the best countries to live and study in.
Canada is the second largest country in the world, and shares the world’s largest border with its neighbour, the United States. Due to Canada’s vast size, there are many types of landscapes and ecosystems that span the nation, including mountains, coastal regions, forests, prairie grasslands and arctic tundra.
Canada’s population is just over 37 million people – a small population compared to the size of the country. California State has a larger population than all of Canada! The majority of Canada’s population lives in highly urbanized areas, with most people living in one of four areas: southern Ontario, Montréal region, Vancouver city and southern Vancouver Island, and the Calgary-Edmonton corridor. Ninety percent of Canada’s population lives within 160km of the U.S. border, while northern Canada has a very low population due to its harsh climate.
Canada has a mixture of multiple races and ethnic backgrounds and is a hub for immigrants. Everyone is regarded equal and as such, all are encouraged to participate in social, cultural, economic and political affairs. The average Canadian lives up to 81 years old, thanks to Canada’s exceptional health care program; that is three years longer than the average American.
To give an idea of Canada’s vastness, it takes approximately seven days to drive from the East to the West of the country. It has six separate time zones, and in case you don’t have 7 days to drive across, it takes approximately seven hours to fly across the country.