Canada

Canada

It is one of the world's most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations, the product of large-scale immigration from many countries. Canada is the world's eleventh-largest economy as of 2015, relying chiefly upon its abundant natural resources and well-developed international trade networks. Canada is a highly developed economy with advanced technological infrastructure and one of the wealthiest in the world, with the tenth highest nominal per capita income globally, and the eighth highest ranking in the Human Development Index. It ranks among the highest in international measurements of government transparency, civil liberties, quality of life, economic freedom, and education.

DEMOGRAPHY

Information and analysis on a number of topics relating to demographic characteristics are as under

Population

Population around 35 million

Religions

Canada is religiously diverse, encompassing a wide range of beliefs and customs. 67.3% of Canadians identify as Christian; of these, Catholics make up the largest group, accounting for 38.7% of the population. The largest Protestant denomination is the United Church of Canada (accounting for 6.1% of Canadians), followed by Anglicans (5.0%), and Baptists (1.9%). The remaining 8.8% are affiliated with non-Christian religions, the largest of which are Islam (3.2%) and Hinduism (1.5%).

Net migration rate

5.65 migrant(s)/1,000 populations

Urbanization

Urban population : 81% of total population

Languages of Canada

  •   English : 78.3%
  •   French : 21.7%
  •   Non-official languages : 2%

Literacy

  •   Definition : age 15 and over can read and write total population: 99%
  •   Male : 99%
  •   Female : 99%

GDP

Approximately US$1.79 trillion

Culture

Canadian culture is a mixture of British, French, and American influences, all of which blend and sometimes compete in every aspect of cultural life, from filmmaking and writing to cooking and playing sports. Because Canada is so diverse historically and ethnically, there is no single national culture; the melting-pot ideal of the neighboring United States is translated in Canada as something of a stew, with distinctive flavors from the hundreds of influences that make up the larger Canadian culture, Canada adopted multiculturalism as official national policy, and the federal government now gives support to various ethnic groups and assistance to help individuals participate fully in Canadian society.

Climate in Canada

Canada is often associated with cold weather and snow, but in reality, its climate is as diverse as its landscape. Canadians enjoy four very distinct seasons :-

  •   Summers can be hot and dry on the prairies, humid in central Canada, and milder on the coasts.
  •   Spring is generally pleasant across the country.
  •   Autumns are often crisp and cool, but brightened by rich orange and red leaves on trees.
  •   Winters are generally cold with periods of snow. Winters are mild and wet on the west coast.

BENEFITS OF PR

  •   To receive almost all social benefits that Canadian citizens are entitled to, including Canadian health care.
  •   To live, work and study in any Canadian province or territory.
  •   To eventually apply for Canadian citizenship.
  •   Can avail of free education for children.
  •   Eligible to sponsor your relatives to join you in Canada.