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Canada

Canada consists of all the North American continent, north of the United States except Alaska and the small French islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon.

LOCATION: Northern half of the North America.

CAPITAL: Ottawa, Ontario

MAIN LANGUAGE: English and French

CURRENCY: Canadian dollar ($) (CAD)

GDP: : $1.763 trillion (2018 estimate)

MAJOR INDUSTRIES:
- Agriculture                                -Technology
- Energy                                      - Services and Manufacturing

WHY STUDY IN CANADA?

1. In 2004, the population of Canada was estimated to have exceeded 32 million.

2. Canadians are spread over a large geographic land mass, giving Canada one of the smallest population density rations in the world, at 3.1 persons per square kilometer.

3. Best among 173 countries to live in.

4. Breathtaking natural beauty and four distinct seasons.

5. Excellent education system.

6. Bilingual Multicultural society.

7. Sport and cultural activities are accessible and affordable everywhere, year-round.

8. Canadian health care system is among the best in the world.

9. World leader in second language training programs.

ADVANTAGES:

Welcoming Atmosphere: Canada is a country of immigrants and has both a tradition and policy of encouraging cultural diversity.

High Standard of Living: For several years, a United Nations (UN) survey has found Canada to be among the top three places in the world to live, with Canada ranking first for seven years. This annual survey evaluates the quality of life in 174 countries using over 200 performance indicators. Canada earns consistently high marks for its access to education, high life expectancy (due to universal health care system) and low crime and violence rates. Canada’s standard of living is among the highest in the world. More than 65 per cent of Canadians own their own homes, and Canada has more computers per capita than any other country in the G8, expect the United States.

Economy: Canada ranks among the 10 leading manufacturing nations in the world, and has also experienced tremendous growth in the high technology and services industries. Most of Canada’s manufacturing industry is in Ontario and Quebec, where mother vehicle production comprises the largest sector within the industry. Other important manufacturing sectors include food and beverages, paper and allied products, primary metals, petrochemicals and chemicals. The Atlantic, Prairie and Pacific regions have more natural resource-based economies. The Atlantic provinces focus on fishing, forestry, mining and tourism.

MAJOR EXPORTS: Vehicles and automobile parts, machinery and equipment, high-technology products, oil, natural gas, metals, and forest and farm products.

MAJOR IMPORTS: Machinery and industrial equipment, including communications and electronic equipment, vehicles and automobiles parts, industrial materials (metal ores, iron and steel, precious metals, chemicals, plastics, cotton, wool and other textiles) and manufactured products and food.

A High-Technology Country: Canada is an international leader in computer and information technologies and has a reputation for excellence in such sectors as telecommunications, transportation, engineering, specifically in aerospace engineering, urban transport, microelectronics, medical devices, advanced software, hydroelectric and nuclear power, lasers and optoelectronics, biotechnology, food and beverage processing, geometrics and in ocean and environmental industries. Canada also has the highest rate of computer literacy among employees in the G8, and was among the first in the world to recognize the need to connect schools and libraries to the Internet. As of May 2000, there were approximately half a million connected computers in Canadian schools. On average, a Canadian secondary school has one computer for every six students, higher than the average of one for every 13 students among OECD countries.

Beautiful environment: Students who come to Canada will witness one of the most beautiful, natural environments in the world. Home to an incredibly diverse geography, Canada’s great outdoors offer much to experience: the lush rainforests of the west coast, the majestic Rocky Mountains, the big skies of the prairies, the aple sugar country in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence regions, and the rugged hills and picturesque coastlines of the Atlantic provinces.

Climate: four distinct seasons: spring, summer, fall and winter. Daytime summer temperatures can reach 35*C or higher, while lows of -25*C are not uncommon in winter in some parts of the country.