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Canada

Learn the most important information about the destination country for your time in Canada

Canada is a North American country that borders the USA to the south and extends north beyond the Arctic Circle. In addition to the metropolis of Toronto, the largest cities include the film center of Vancouver on the west coast, the French-speaking cities of Montreal and Quebec City and the capital Ottawa. Canada also has extensive wilderness regions, such as Banff National Park in the Rocky Mountains, which is famous for its numerous lakes. Another major attraction is Niagara Falls on the border with the USA.

Facts about Canada

DACHSER & KOLB: Capital

Capital City

Ottawa

DACHSER & KOLB: Population

Population

38.25 million

DACHSER & KOLB: Surface Area

Surface Area

6,204,391.35 mi² or 9,985,000 km²

DACHSER & KOLB: Continent

Continent

North America

DACHSER & KOLB: Official Language

Official Language

English, French

Currency

Canadian Dollar (CAD)

Politics

The Canadian federal state, a parliamentary democracy with the British king as head of state, consists of ten provinces and three federally dependent territories. The Canadian provinces have a high degree of autonomy from the central government, but in return have relatively little influence on federal policy.

Canada is a traditional country of immigration in which different population groups live together in a diverse society. Civil society and cultural life are correspondingly diverse.

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Climate

As the second largest country in the world with an area of around 4600 by 5500 kilometers, Canada has different climate zones. The north of the country has a polar climate with long, very cold and snowy winters, with average summer temperatures remaining below 10 degrees. The west coast of Canada has a maritime climate characterized by high levels of precipitation due to humid air from the Pacific. Temperatures are significantly milder and summers are warm.

East of the Rocky Mountains, the weather is influenced by cold currents from the Arctic. Winters here are very cold, snowy and long, while summers tend to be short. In most parts of the country, the climate is predominantly cool and temperate. On the east coast, the Atlantic Ocean makes for somewhat milder winters compared to the continental interior. At the same time, summers are warmer inland than near the coast, and it can also get very hot at times.

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Healthcare

Everyone who moves to Canada can rely on first-class healthcare. Canada is known for its national health care system, which provides access to medical services for citizens and permanent residents. For those who are only in Canada temporarily, private health insurance is required. However, there are numerous options available to suit different needs and budgets.

Medicare

Nationals and permanent residents are entitled to access Medicare, which is mainly funded by taxes. Each territory and province has its own health insurance plan, which may vary but generally covers basic medical services. Private health insurance can also cover medical services that are not available through Medicare, such as optometry, dentistry, home care and prescription drugs.

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Economy

Canada had a gross domestic product per capita of 53,246.98 US dollars in 2023. The Gini coefficient of wealth describes the distribution of wealth. The indicator is an established, internationally comparable measure of wealth inequality. It is measured on a scale from zero to one. The higher the value, the greater the inequality. The Gini coefficient in Canada is expected to be 0.33 in 2024 (source: Statista).

Canada is one of the countries with the highest quality of life in the world and offers the perfect combination of security and adventure. The breathtaking diversity of nature invites you to explore while the big cities are very attractive for investors and entrepreneurs thanks to their economic advantages. There are plenty of jobs and a low unemployment rate. Even though the Canadian government is very friendly towards immigrants, it is not easy to immigrate to the country. A visa is required, for which a police clearance certificate must be presented. There are different visas depending on the reason for entry. There is the option of a simple residence and work permit in the form of a family visa. A family class visa is also available for family members joining you if you already have family in Canada. Your resident family member will act as guarantor for your visa application.

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National holiday

07.01.

Dominion Day

is Canada's national holiday and commemorates the formation of Canada through the British North America Act on July 1, 1867.

Population density

Canada ranks 226th out of 237 countries in terms of population density. This is due to Canada's large land area and the fact that some regions are uninhabitable due to geographical conditions.

DACHSER & KOLB: Population density in Canada

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