Some Important Facts about Canada
Canada ranks as the best place on earth and we’re proud!
Compared with other industrialized countries, Canada is the clear winner in many areas. Not only is Canada the world’s most diverse and tolerant society, but we’re a uniquely privileged nation – wealthier, healthier, and happier than practically any other place on Earth. Canada offers the highest quality of life and abundant opportunities for all. Canada is truly a great country for immigrants and offers spectacular natural beauty, a healthy environment, cultural diversity, lively communities and a strong economy.
We’re wealthier than Americans, we live longer than the Swedes, we’re more industrious
than the Germans, we have more lovers than the Italians, we eat better than the French and we have more TVs than the Japanese.
In so many areas – the economy, health, education, public safety, and living standards – the numbers, it seems, back up what we’ve always quietly believed deep in our patriotic hearts. Sorry to brag, but it looks like Canada is the best place on earth.
Maclean’s magazine – July 6, 2009
Canada is #1
- Nearly 100% of Canadians feel positive about immigration/newcomers (Ipsos-Reid)
- 84% of Canadian residents are happy to be “Canadian” (Maclean’s Magazine)
- Second largest country in the world and one of the least crowded
- Highest quality of life in the world (United Nations Human Development Index)
- Member of the G8 group of wealthiest industrialized countries
- Strongest financial system in the world (The World Economic Forum 2009)
- Seventh-largest oil producing nation in the world
- One of the highest life expectancies (80yrs)
- Canada is the Best Country in the World – United Nations
- Free world class healthcare system
- Strong diversified economy
- One of the safes countries in the world
- Canada friendliest country – HSBC Bank International Report
With its economy riding the global commodities boom and unemployment at its lowest rate for the last 30 years, Canada faces a problem many other countries might envy: it has run out of workers, or at least many kinds of blue-collar workers.
We have a significant labour shortage because the economy’s at capacity and we don’t have enough people to do what needs to be done. Canada’s low birthrate, its aging workforce, the fact that not enough young people are entering the workforce to replace those retiring, all combine to produce the lowest unemployment rates in 30 years. We need skilled people who can immediately enter the work-force.
Canadian labour economist Roslyn Kunin
Calgary is facing a shortfall of as many as 90,000 workers over the next five years … by 2025 the shortage across the province will be well through 300,000 … Alberta is at the cusp of a trend we’re seeing nationwide.
CEO Royal Bank of Canada
Canada is hip and “rather cool” … Canadians are friendly, happy, tolerant and modern The Economist magazine pronounced that Canada had become “rather cool” (hip and open-minded). Canadians are friendly, tolerant and modern with 89% of us fulfilled with our lives as a whole. Canadians are happy, and we can help you enjoy the same benefits and opportunities we have.
About major Canadian Cities
A brief descriptions about the major cities of Canada
Welcome to the Province of Ontario
Ontario is home to more than 12 million people and is Canada’s most multicultural
province where people from 200 countries speaking as many as 130 languages call
home. Ontario is a land of opportunity, has one-third of the world’s fresh water,
and is a hub for manufacturing, finance, tourism and many other industries.
Moving to Toronto
Population of Greater Toronto: about 6 million
- Home to more than 200 ethnicities! Designated “the world’s most ethnically-diverse
city” (– The United Nations)
- World’s fourth-largest capital market and North America’s second largest stock exchange
- Ranked safest large metropolitan area in North America (Places Rated Almanac)
- Followed by Vancouver and Montreal, Toronto attracts the highest number of immigrants
- The Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) is a global leader in the mining, oil and gas sectors,
and is the second largest technology market in the world
Moving to British Columbia
The province of British Columbia (BC) is located on Canada’s west coast, between
the Pacific Ocean and the Rocky Mountains. BC is home to the 2010 Winter Olympics
and enjoys spectacular scenery, a robust economy, an educated and skilled population,
and an exciting future. Each year BC welcomes more than 40,000 immigrants.
Moving to Vancouver
The most moderate climate of Canada’s major cities
- Population of Greater Vancouver Area: 2.1 million
- Rated the world’s most livable city (The Economist)
- Third-largest metropolitan area in Canada
Moving to the province of Alberta
Alberta’s booming economy and quality of life is attracting people from across Canada
and around the world. Alberta is home to the majestic Rocky Mountains, vast prairies,
modern cities and the world’s second largest oil reserve. Its education system ranks
among the best in the world. Alberta also enjoys low taxes, a driven entrepreneurial
spirit and abundant natural resources.
Moving to Calgary
- Population of Calgary: 1.1 million
- Largest city in Alberta, fifth largest city in Canada
- Second largest centre for head offices in Canada
- Alberta has the second largest oil reserves in the world
Moving to the province of Québec
Québec is the largest Canadian province and the only one where French is the first
language! Quebecers are known for their charisma and joie de vivre. There are over
7 million people, including 700,000 newcomers. Quebec boasts a diversified economy
and abundant natural resources. With its own immigration system, Québec is a place
that welcomes immigrants.
Moving to Montreal
- Population of Greater Montreal Area: 3.6 million
- Second largest French-speaking city in the world
- Tenth cleanest city in the world (Forbes)
- Home to Underground City – a climate-controlled maze of 2,000 shops covering 18
Moving to the province of Nova Scotia
Today there are close to 1 million people who call Nova Scotia home. Nova Scotia
has one of the fastest-growing economies in Canada based on natural resources, tourism
and hospitality, health care and research, manufacturing, and information and computer
technology. Immigrants have helped make Nova Scotia a vibrant, dynamic society.
Moving to Halifax
- Atlantic Canada’s largest city with a population of 360,000
- One of the world’s great natural harbours
- Halifax is a busy Atlantic seaport, and is the economic and cultural hub of Eastern
- Nova Scotia is a remarkably scenic province, renown for its hospitality