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About Canada

For several years, Canada has been accepting about quarter of a million of new immigrants every year.

People with skills, work experience, good English or French knowledge and without criminal records, may qualify for permanent residence. Once accepted, individuals can take pleasure from the fact that they will have the privilege to live permanently in a country consistently rated by the United Nations as one of the world’s best country to live in.

 

Canada is the world’s second biggest country in land, rich in natural resources including oil reserves. Canada has more lakes than the rest of the world combined. There may be as many as two million, with 563 lakes larger than 100 square kilometres.  Canada’s largest include Lake Huron (Ontario), Great Bear Lake (Northwest Territories), and Lake Superior (Ontario).  Lake Winnipeg, Canada’s fifth and the world’s 11th largest, is in Manitoba.

For many years, Canada is seen as offering the best quality of life, driven by high ratings for education, health care, entrepreneurship, economic influence and public safety. Canada’s health care is public, payment is not required for medical treatment.

Canadians pride themselves in encouraging all of their citizens to honor their own cultures. In 1971, Canada adopted a national policy of multiculturalism, which celebrates the country’s diversity. Canada is the first country in the world to adopt a policy of multiculturalism, embracing diversity and pluralism. Today, of Canada’s total population of more than 35 million, a fifth are immigrants. In fact, Canada is home to people from over 200 ethnic origins. Around 4.3 per cent of the total Canadian population reported an Aboriginal identity and 19.1 per cent belong to a visible minority. The largest groups among these visible minorities are South Asians, Chinese and Africans, followed by Filipinos, Latin Americans, Arabs, Southeast Asians, West Asians, Koreans and Japanese.

Canada offers many benefits to its residents. Employees covered by the Canada Labour Code are entitled for to up 35 pay weeks of maternity weeks (55% of their average weekly insurance earning benefit). Residents who care for a new born or newly adopted child are entitled to parental leave of up to 18 months. Parents are entitled for employment insurance if they meet the criteria and requirements. If a resident decides to apply for the extended parental benefit he/she may be entitled to receive from week 36 to week 61, 33% of their average weekly insurance earning benefit.

Also, residents’ tax benefits include monthly payments according to their annual income. These tax benefits are GST/HST credit, Trillium benefit and Child Benefit.

Canada is the 5th best country to grow old in, with our unique old age pension programs and health care system. And if that’s not enough:

  • the economy is one of the largest, making Canada one of the wealthiest nations with a consistently high standard of living

  • the unemployment rates are lower than many other countries

  • Canada is major contributor to quantum computing, medical discoveries, space science and technology

  • Canada is one of the most peaceful countries in the world

  • while other nations continue to debate the issue, Canada has been celebrating inclusivity and same-sex marriages for years

 

And Canadians are polite. In fact, their politeness is one of the reasons Canada plays well with other nations and why the general satisfaction levels consistently rate high.


Canada has greater economic freedom because of their sound, reliable and transparent public finances

 

Canadians banks and banking systems are better and stronger (4 of the top 10 banks in the world were Canadian)

 

Canada has a relatively lower unemployment rate than the U.S., particularly among young workers

 

Canada has better work benefits, paid holidays and paid leaves, including maternity and paternal leave

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