The second largest country in the world; is a collection of ten fairly large provinces and three territories. The national flag of Canada holds a large red maple leaf in the middle with thick red borders on the two sides. Canada represents Federal Constitutional Monarchy with Parliamentary democracy. Ottawa is the capital city while Toronto is the largest city of the country. The official languages of the country are English and French.
Canada is a fast growing country with an estimated annual growth of 2.4%. It is one of the richest countries of the world. And is also one of the leading producers of several minerals.
It is divided into 10 provinces and 3 territories & has diversity in its people, its landscape, its climate and its way of life. Canada boasts of having a friendly, caring, peace-loving and secure society. It comprises of different geographical areas namely: the Atlantic, Central Canada, the Prairies provinces, the West Coast and the North.
Canada is one of the leading G-7 Nations. Every year around more than 300000 people are migrating to Canada under various categories. It is a country for Immigrants and the government gives lots of free benefits to its Citizens and Permanent Residents i.e. free education, free medical, Welfare, Employment benefits, Child Tax benefits, Old Age Security benefits etc.
Canada has both a tradition and policy of encouraging multicultural diversity. Almost all of the world’s ethnic groups are represented in Canada. New immigrants will witness one of the most beautiful, natural environments in the world. For nine consecutive years (1994-2002), a United Nations survey found Canada to be among the top three places in the world to live. Canada earned particularly high marks for its access to education, high life expectancy (due to universal free health care system); and low crime and violence rates.
In addition, Canada’s largest cities Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal have been recognized as world class cities to live and work, for their cleanliness and safety and for their cultural activities and attractive lifestyles.