Facts About Canada

Population and Demographics

Canada has been blessed with vast land, forest, water and mineral resources. Canada's population of about 35 million people is too small given its vast land and resources. Canadians enjoy the best living standards in the world with unlimited employment and business opportunities. It is one of the few industrialized countries in the world with least crime rate and almost zero racial discrimination. All landed immigrants and citizens enjoy equal rights and privileges. Its natural beauty, lakes and mountains, all around development and amenities indeed make Canada as a blessed country in the world. Canada's population is approximately 32 million. Ottawa, in the Province of Ontario. Population of the Capital City is 1.03 million. Canada has 10 provinces and 3 territories and is a constitutional monarchy and a federal state with a democratic parliament. There are two official languages English and French. English is the primary language spoken in every Province accept Quebec and New Brunswick. As of July 1, 1996, the leading Canadian Cities are Toronto (4.44 million), Montreal (3.36 million), Vancouver (1.89 million), Ottawa-Hull, the National Capital Region (1.03 million) and Calgary (800,000.00 Apr.). The province of Alberta is experiencing the highest growth in the country. It has a large oil based economy and also a strong high tech and computer software economy. Alberta enjoys the lowest provincial taxes in Canada with the no provincial sales tax. Canada has six time zones.