flag Canada Canada: Introduction

Capital: Ottawa


Total Population: 38,929,902
Natural Increase: 1.8%
Density: 4 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 81.8%
Population of main metropolitan areas: Toronto (5,429,600); Montreal (3,519,600); Vancouver (2,264,900); Calgary (1,237,700); Edmonton (1,062,700); Ottawa-Gatineau (989,600); Winnipeg (712,000); Quebec (705,100); Hamilton (693,700); Kitchener (470,000)
Ethnic Origins: In the last century, the majority of Canadians were of British and French origin, in addition to indigenous peoples.
However, successive waves of immigrants from many different countries have considerably diversified Canada's ethnic makeup: Canadian about 32%, about 32% from the British Isles, French 13% and North American Indian about 6.2%. The other most frequently reported ancestries are German, Chinese, Italian, Indian, Ukrainian, Dutch, Polish and Filipino.
Four out of ten people mentioned more than one ancestry because it is possible to report more than one origin in Canadian statistics. (Statistics Canada)
Official Language: English and French
Other Languages Spoken: Spanish is the third most widely spoken language in Canada. More than 100 different languages were declared when an inventory was made of mother tongues. The list includes Chinese, German, Italian, Ukrainian, Dutch, Polish and various Asian and Middle Eastern languages. Aboriginal languages are also widely spoken in many regions.
Business Language(s): English is the most commonly spoken language in Canada. All government departments must be bilingual in English and French.
Religion: Catholics 39%, Protestants 24.1%, Orthodox Christians 1.7%, Non-religious 23.9%, Muslims 3.2%, Jews 1%, Buddhists 1.1%, Hindus 1.5%, Sikhs 1.4%.

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Quebec, Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa
It is %T:%M %A In Edmonton, Calgary
It is %T:%M %A In Whitehorse, Vancouver

Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: Canadian dollar (CAD)

Country Overview

Area: 15,634,410 km²
Type of State: Constitutional monarchy, parliamentary democracy and federation.
Type of Economy: High-income economy, OECD member, G8 member.
The second largest country in the world; the leading producer of zinc and uranium; a major importer of agricultural products.
HDI*: 0.913/1
HDI (World Rank): 9/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To call from Canada, dial 011
To call Canada, dial 1
Internet Suffix: .ca
Computers: 94.3 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 51.9 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 86.8 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 100% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20192020202120222023
Imports of Goods (million USD) 462,993420,934506,053583,549570,419
Exports of Goods (million USD) 448,817390,821507,992599,032569,257
Imports of Services (million USD) 126,638104,752120,604145,199155,598
Exports of Services (million USD) 115,24298,529118,794132,768148,580

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest data available.


Any Comment About This Content? Report It to Us.

© eexpand, All Rights Reserved.
Latest Update: July 2024