Canada is located to the North of America and is enclosed by the Arctic Ocean, Pacific Ocean and Atlantic Ocean. It shares its world's longest border in terms of total area with the United States and is currently inhabited by Aboriginal. The capital city of the country is Ottawa, with Toronto being its largest city.

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Canada

Although the official languages in Canada are English and French, the country also recognizes other regional languages.

History

Through archeological studies and genetic analysis, it is believed that the Aboriginals were the first inhabitants of the northern region, mainly in Yukon. With the European arrival in the country, the Aboriginal population suffered cases of infectious diseases like measles and smallpox.

Since they did not have natural immunity, the population decreased significantly. Today, the Aboriginals include the First Nations, Inuit and the Métis, with the Métis as a mixed blood, after the First Nations and the Métis intermarried with European settlers.

The three major events in the history of Canada were the European colonization period, confederation and expansion. The French and British colonized Canada. The country was officially proclaimed a Canadian Confederation in 1867. Canada played a key role during the World War II and the war played a crucial role in strengthening the country's army and economy.

Government and Politics

Canada's government is highly influenced by the British system of governance. The country has a parliamentary system and a constitutional monarch. The monarch of Canada consists of the Executive, Legislative and Judiciary.

Queen Elizabeth 11 is the sovereign ruler and also the head of state of Canada's provinces as well as other Commonwealth countries. The federal duties of the country are performed by the Governor General. The Prime Minister chooses and heads the Cabinet to the House of Commons.

The House of Commons consists of 308 members, elected in a riding or electoral district.

Elections in Canada are generally done after every four years or can be triggered by a vote of no confidence on the government in the House. There are currently 105 members of the Senate and 5 parties, with the Conservative party of Canada as the governing party.

Economy

The country has one of the largest and most advanced economies in the world.

This has been made possible by its reliance on natural resources and its international trades. It is one of the large exporters of energy and agricultural supplies and a major producer of minerals such as zinc and uranium.

It has a sizable manufacturing industry of automobiles and aeronautics. Although the global recession of 2008 significantly affected Canada's economy, its nominal GDP (2011), stands at US$1.74 trillion.

Demographics

The total population in Canada as per the 2011 census is about 33,477,000 people, with 80% of this population living in urban areas.

The population growth is majorly caused by immigration and consists of Canadians, English, French, Scottish, Irish, Germans, Italians, Chinese, First Nations, Ukrainians and Dutch. A large part of this population is made up of Christians, with Catholic being the major religion.

Climate and Terrain

The country experiences temperate climate in the south but this varies to the north where the climate is more subarctic and arctic. Temperatures range from -40 degrees Celsius to 30 degrees Celsius.

To the west of the country, the terrain is mainly made up of plains and mountains. However, it is lowlands to the southeast.

 



There are 32 Canada web directory related resources in this category!

  • Apartments for rent
    Find great deals on apartments and condos and even houses for rent in many Canadian provinces. RentersOnline has tons of rentals available for you today.
    http://www.RentersOnline.com/

  • DUI: Impaired Driving Charges in Canada
    Learn the consequences of impaired driving charges in each Canadian Province. Jail sentences, license suspensions and fines.
    http://www.dui.ca/

  • Wikipedia: Canada EP
    Offers general information about climate, demographics, politics and government relevant to Canada. References and further reading resources are also available on the page.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada

  • Accounts Receivable Financing EP
    Provides financing and working capital for small and medium businesses.
    http://www.accountsreceivablefinancing.com/

  • Apple Canada
    Official page of Apple in Canada. Offers users with detailed information about products currently available in Canada, allowing people to order their favorite items from the website.
    http://www.apple.com/ca/

  • Artists in Canada EP
    A national resource of artists, associations and art galleries.
    http://www.artistsincanada.com/

  • British Columbia Securities Commision EP
    Government agency responsible for the administration of the Securities Act.
    http://www.bcsc.bc.ca/

  • Canada Plus EP
    Offers area information for cities throughout Canada.
    http://www.canadaplus.ca/canada/home

  • Canada.com
    Comprehensive news and entertainment resource for all things Canadian. Offers latest updates from the country, along with other sections like entertainment, sports, business, technology and life.
    http://o.canada.com/

  • Canada411.ca
    A sort of Yellow Book for Canada. Offers contact information for people living in Canada. Users can search based on name and location and they'll be provided with further contact information.
    http://www.canada411.ca/

  • Canadian Career EP
    Job listings and career opportunities in Canada.
    http://www.canadiancareers.com/

  • CBC EP
    Offers network entertainment, archives, weather and news.
    http://www.cbc.ca/

  • Citizenship and Immigration Canada
    Resource for those who wish to move and settle in Canada. Provides information on necessary paperwork and proceedings on applying for citizenship.
    http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/index-int.asp

  • Government of Canada
    Official website of the Canadian government. Provides users with news, updates and all sorts of information pertaining to the inner workings of government and government officials in Canada.
    http://www.canada.ca/home.html

  • Health Canada
    Official webpage and resource for health-related news, issues and updates in Canada. Available in both English and French, the website provides articles and resources concerning the health field.
    http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/

  • Hockey Canada
    Official webpage for the hockey sport in Canada. Users can get information on hockey teams, future games and all sorts of other resources pertaining to the field of Canadian hockey.
    http://www.hockeycanada.ca/en-ca/

  • HRDC Job Bank EP
    An employment website dedicated to job seekers and employers in Canada.
    http://www.jobbank.gc.ca/home-eng.do?lang=eng

  • Images Canada EP
    Offers acces to photo essays, themed topic explorations throughout Canada.
    http://www.imagescanada.ca/

  • Monster EP
    Provides job listings and career information in Canada.
    http://www.monster.ca/

  • Night Photographer EP
    Displays pictures of abandoned images in Canada.
    http://www.nightphotographer.com/

  • Ontario Securities Commision EP
    Protects investors and fosters confidence to fair markets and investors.
    http://www.osc.gov.on.ca/

  • Parks Canada
    Official website of Canadian parks. Includes sections for national parks, historic sites, travel guides and the national marine conservation areas. General articles detail all sorts of information relevant to Canadian parks and recreation.
    http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/index.aspx

  • Rugby Canada
    Offers information about the rugby sport in Canada. Performances, players and games are detailed extensively. Website available in French and English.
    http://www.rugbycanada.ca/

  • Scouts Canada
    Offers information on scouting activities in Canada. This being the official page, allows users to get acquainted with scouting practices in Canada, along with getting to know joining procedures and the like.
    http://www.scouts.ca/

  • SEDAR EP
    Electronic filing and public dissemination of security information in Canada.
    http://www.sedar.com/

  • Statistics Canada
    Canada's national statistical agency, dealing with all sorts of interesting and worthwhile statistics relevant to the country. Part of the official Canadian government website.
    http://www.statcan.gc.ca/start-debut-eng.html

  • The Atlas of Canada
    Part of the Canadian government website, this page focuses on maps and other relevant information concerning the topography of Canada. Map archives, reference maps and selected thematic maps are available as well.
    http://atlas.nrcan.gc.ca/site/english/

  • Ticketmaster EP
    Provides online ticket purchases for a variety of events and concerts.
    http://www.ticketmaster.ca/

  • VIA Rail Canada
    Website dedicated to train travel in Canada. Users can set up routes and plan trips, while also purchase train tickets. Resources for travel agents available as well.
    http://www.viarail.ca/

  • Workopolis EP
    Provides anything from articles and resume assistance to advice column and job search.
    http://www.workopolis.com/EN/Common/HomePage.aspx

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