Canada is a well developed, stable, and democratic country. It has a strong economy, with a positive financial balance and a high standard of living. The United Nations Human Development Report generates an annual report. It has ranked Canada as the best country to live for six consecutive years. This report is based on life expectancy, educational opportunities, income and other measures of the quality of life. Canada was ranked first, six years in a row.
Canada is a land of many cultures and many people of diverse cultural and ethnical backgrounds. The need for skills, talents and enthusiasm of newcomers is a key ingredient for Canada's continual growth. Immigrants from more than 240 countries have successfully settled here, and it continues to attract new residents and citizens. Canada has a beautiful natural environment, stable economic growth and an ideal place to raise family.
Canada is ethnically and racially diverse and is one of the world's most pluralistic societies. Its dynamic multiculturalism can be attributed to its unique combination of indigenous cultures. As a bilingual country, Canadians have the right to benefit from federal government services in English or French in many parts of the country.
Canada is predominantly a Christian country. However, Canadians respect the freedom of people to practice their choice of religion and have churches, mosques, temples and synagogues in most major cities.
Canada has ten provinces and three territories in five main regions: the Atlantic area, Central Canada, the Prairies, the West Coast and the North.
Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador make up the Atlantic region. The main industries include fishing, farming, forestry, tourism and mining. Central Canada is made up of Ontario and Quebec. These two provinces together account for almost half of Canada’s population. The Prairies include the provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. This region is mainly flat and fertile --excellent for farming and abundant in energy resources. The Rocky Mountains begin in Alberta and have some of the largest peaks in North America. British Columbia has very nice mountain ranges and forests where natural resources such as lumber and fish are considered the cornerstone of the economy. Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut make up the Canada's North Region. This region is great for oil, natural gas, gold, lead, zinc and make up 1/3 of Canada's land mass.