Canada is a country occupying most of northern North America, extending from the Atlantic Ocean in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west and northward into the Arctic Ocean. It is the world’s second largest country by total area including its water. By land area it ranks fourth, after Russia, China, and the United States. It shares land borders with the United States to the south and northwest.A federation now comprising ten provinces and three territories, Canada is a parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy with Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state. It is a bilingual and multicultural country, with both English and French as official languages at the federal level. Technologically advanced and industrialized, Canada maintains a diversified economy that is heavily reliant upon its abundant natural resources and upon trade—particularly with the United States, with which Canada has had a long and complex relationship.Canada has two official languages. They are English and French. English and French are the mother tongues of 59.7% and 23.2% of the population respectively, and the languages most spoken at home by 68.3% and 22.3% of the population respectively.
The Canadian Constitution & Government gives equality to everyone and has the right to equal protection and benefit of the law without discrimination. Everyone here has the freedom of conscience, thought, belief, religion, expression, opinion, peaceful assembly and association which assures those rights and freedom equally to male and female persons.
The Constitution of Canada recognizes the importance of preserving and enhancing the multi-cultural heritage of Canadians. It is a nation built by immigrants all over the world, over the years. These immigrants have always contributed not only to the Canadian economy but also to other fields like art & culture, social work and politics. The great thing is that there is no racial or social discrimination in Canada and you will find the crime rate as lowest as anywhere in the world.
Major Cities :
Toronto, Montréal, Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Hamilton, Regina, Québec, Halifax, Thunder Bay
- Do I need a permit to study in Canada?
- I am an international student in Canada. Can I work while studying?
- As an international student, can I return home or travel outside Canada during my studies?
- When should I apply for my study permit?
- I want to change my school or program of study. How can I change my study permit?
A strong economy over the years has led the government to develop some of the best social welfare programs in the world. The citizens and landed Immigrants have equal rights.
- Free Medical Services: All Canadian citizens and Immigrants of Canada have free medical services.
- Education: Education up to grade 12-13 is free. University and college education is highly subsidized for Canadian citizens and landed Immigrants.
- Unemployment Insurance: A person, who has worked for at least 20 weeks and thereafter gets unemployed, is entitled to 60% of the last wages drawn.
- Welfare: A person who is not getting job & not able to support himself, is entitled to a welfare allowance from the government.
Pension Plans :
The Canada Pension Plan or Retirement Pension plan is a monthly payment to people who have contributed to the Canada Pension