Thinking of immigrating to Canada? In this section you'll learn more about what makes Canada a first choice for many immigrants.
Geography and Weather
Canada is located in the western hemisphere and occupies the northernmost part of North America. It is bordered by the United States to the south, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, the Pacific Ocean to the north, Alaska to the northwest and the Arctic Ocean to the north.
Canada's vast geography changes from one place to the next. From mountains and rainforests, to prairies and coastal towns, there is something for everyone. A commonly held belief is that Canada is a very snowy country. While this may be true in some parts of the country, the weather really does change from region to region. If you live in one of the country's coastal cities you'll experience a rainforest-like climate. In the northern province of Yukon winters are dark and snowy but summers come with long sunny nights. Major city centers such as Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary and Montreal have moderate winters while the Prairie Provinces like Manitoba and Saskatchewan can have warm dry summers and harsh, cold winters.
Capital and City Centers
Ottawa, located in the province of Ontario, is the Capital City of Canada. Other major city centers that are popular landing spots for new immigrants include (by population size):
• Toronto, Ontario
• Montreal, Québec
• Vancouver, British Columbia
• Calgary, Alberta
• Ottawa, Ontario
• Edmonton, Alberta
• Québec City, Québec
Canada is a bilingual country with English and French as its official languages. But in recent years, with the arrival of immigrants, more languages are spoken by more citizens. Aside from English and French other spoken languages include: Chinese, Punjabi, and Spanish.
Canada prides itself on having the 10th biggest economy in the world. With strict monetary and banking controls, Canada weathered the financial crisis (2008-2010) better than some developed countries and now finds itself in a competitive position.
Major economic sectors include agriculture, mining and resources, and services.
Canada has trade agreements with many countries and trading partners including: the United States and Mexico (NAFTA), Chile, Israel, Dominican Republic-Central America, Australia, Bahrain, Morocco, Jordan, Peru and Singapore.
Canada is known for its love of hockey and Nordic sports including ice-skating, cross-country skiing and downhill skiing. Canadians are also known to embrace outdoor activities such as hiking, snowmobiling, sailing, rowing and canoeing. In recent years, sports such as cricket, soccer and Canadian football have grown in popularity. Canadians are supportive of arts and culture in their country and participate in Canadian film, literature, music and theatre.
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