Expatriation and Immigration in Canada

Overview by Globlatrade.net:

Capital: Ottawa


Total Population: 33,739,900
Annual Growth Rate: 1.3%
Density: 4 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 80.1%
Population of main cities including suburbs: Toronto (5,650,000); Montreal (3,750,000); Vancouver (2,350,000); Ottawa (1,180,000); Calgary (1,180,000); Edmonton (1,110,000).
Ethnic Origins: Originally British and French. Nevertheless, the successive waves of immigrants from many different countries have considerably diversified the ethnic make up of Canada. The distribution of immigrants in Canada is: United States 2.6%, other parts of the Americas 9.1%, Europe 16.4%, Africa 10.5%, Asia 60.5%, Oceania 0.8%.
Official Language: There are 2 official languages, English and French.
Other Languages Spoken: Chinese is the third most widely spoken language in Canada. More than 100 different languages were declared when an inventory was made of mother tongues. The list includes: German, Italian, Ukrainian, Dutch, Polish, Asian and Middle Eastern languages.
Business Language(s): English is used most. All government departments must be bilingual in English and French.
Religion: Catholics 43.2%, Protestants 29.2%, Orthodox Christians 3.2%, Atheists 16.2%, Muslims 2%, Jews 1.1%, Budhists 1%, Hindus 1%, Sikhs 0.9%.

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Quebec, Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa
It is %T:%M %A In Edmonton, Calgary
It is %T:%M %A In Whitehorse, Vancouver

Exchange Rate on

: National Currency:
Canadian dollar (CAD)

Country Overview

Area: 9,984,670 km²
Type of State: Constitutional monarchy, parliamentary democracy and federation.
Type of Economy: High-income economy, OECD member, G8 member.
The second largest country in the world; the leading producer of zinc and uranium; a major importer of agricultural products.
HDI*: 0.888/1
HDI (World Rank): 8/169

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To Make a Call From Canada, Dial 011
To Make a Call to Canada, Dial 1
Internet Suffix: .ca
Computers: 94.3 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 55.4 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 72.9 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 100% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Imports of Goods (million USD) 359,000 390,188 419,011 329,905 401,540
Exports of Goods (million USD) 388,178 420,693 456,471 316,724 387,155
Imports of Services (million USD) 71,841 81,723 87,953 77,579 89,383
Exports of Services (million USD) 58,880 63,785 66,378 57,476 66,302

Source: WTO - World Trade Organization


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