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Canada

Country Profile

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Major Cities

  1. Toronto
  2. Montreal
  3. Vancouver
  4. OTTAWA
  5. Calgary
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Major Languages

  1. English
  2. French
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Population

  1. 34,300,083
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Currency

  1. Canadian Dollars
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Climate

  1. varies from temperate in south to subarctic and arctic in north
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Major religions

  1. Roman Catholic
  2. Protestant
  3. Anglican
  4. Muslim

Immigration Data

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Work Study Visa

  1. In order to work temporarily in Canada, a work permit must be issued. These are normally issued on the basis of a temporary offer of employment that has been confirmed by the Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) . If you intend to work in the province of Quebec, a Certificat d’acceptation du Québec (CAQ) may be needed from the Quebec government. Generally, the employer must prove that the position could not be filled by a Canadian citizen or resident. However, certain jobs are exempt from the requirement for a work permit and there are some positions that, although they require a work permit, are exempt from the need for HRSDC confirmation. More information can be found on the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website. In addition, there are special programmes for specific professions and areas of work, such as IT workers and live-in caregivers. You will need a Social Insurance Number (SIN) to work in Canada and to receive any government services. You should apply for your SIN card after you arrive in Canada by submitting your application at a local Service Canada Centre. Visit the Service Canada website to find your nearest office.
  2. http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/
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Rate of immigration

  1. 5.65

Tourism

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Key Tourist Attractions

  1. No Information
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Major Festivals

  1. No Information
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Number of Annual Tourists

  1. 16.1 million

Life

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Quality of Life Index

  1. 7.599
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Population with a Higher Education

  1. 1254833
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Cost of Internet Access (USD Per Mbit/s)

  1. 3.82
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Medicare Public/Private

  1. Single Payer
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Average cost of a Higher Education

  1. CA$18612.5

Annual Economic Facts

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Employment Rate

  1. 92.7%
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Main Industries

  1. transportation equipment
  2. chemicals
  3. processed and unprocessed minerals
  4. food, fish, wood and paper products
  5. petroleum and natural gas
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Major Companies

  1. Manulife Financial
  2. Royal Bank of Canada
  3. Suncor Energy
  4. Power Corp. of Canada
  5. George Weston
  6. Toronto-Dominion Bank
  7. Magna International
  8. Sun Life Financial
  9. Onex
  10. Bank of Nova Scotia
  11. Research In Motion
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Minimum Wage

  1. Set by each province and territory, ranges from C$9.27 to C$11.00 per hour


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