About Canada

Canada ranks as the best place on earth and we’re proud!

Compared with other industrialized countries, Canada is the clear winner in many areas. Not only is Canada the world’s most diverse and tolerant society, but we’re a uniquely privileged nation wealthier, healthier, and happier than practically any other place on Earth. Canada offers the highest quality of life and abundant opportunities for all. Canada is truly a great country for immigrants and offers spectacular natural beauty, a healthy environment, cultural diversity, lively communities and a strong economy.

“We’re wealthier than Americans, we live longer than the Swedes, we’re more industrious than the Germans, we have more lovers than the Italians, we eat better than the French and we have more TVs than the Japanese. In so many areas—the economy, health, education, public safety, and living standard—the numbers, it seems, back up what we’ve always quietly believed deep in our patriotic hearts. Sorry to brag, but it looks like Canada is the best place on earth.”

- Maclean’s magazine, July 6/09

Canada is #1

  • Nearly 100% of Canadians feel positive about immigration/newcomers (Ipsos-Reid)
  • Canada has the highest per capita immigration rates in the world. While most Canadians accept newcomers, Canadians believe that different groups belong here and that interaction between those groups is a good thing.
  • 84% of Canadian residents are happy to be Canadian (Maclean’s)
  • Canada offers the highest quality of life in the world (United Nations Human Development Index)
  • A 2008 Haver Analytics report ranks Canada no. 2 among the top industrialized countries in the world, with a financial net worth per household of US$154,100.
  • Canadians have the highest home ownership rates and live in spacious comfort – 77% of Canadian homes have five or more rooms
  • The World Economic Forum in 2009 confirmed that Canada boasts the world’s strongest financial system
  • Canada is the seventh-largest oil producing nation in the world
  • Canada has one of the highest life expectancies (average 81.23 yrs)
  • Canada provides a free world-class healthcare system to all its citizens
  • Canada is one of the safest countries in the world
  • HSBC Bank International reported Canada is the friendliest country
  • Forbes magazine ranked Canada as the fourth hardest-working country in the developed world
  • Canadians are fun and don’t take themselves too seriously
  • Men’s Health magazine (2007) proclaimed Canada as the second-fittest and second most-relaxed country in the world
  • Canada has the most educated people per capita in the world. A full 47% of the population proceed to post-secondary school compared with 39% in the US, and 30% in UK.
  • Canadians are honest. While corruption is prevalent in other parts of the word, it is practically non-existent in Canada. Internationally, Canadians are recognized for our honesty and integrity.

The Economist magazine pronounced that Canada had become rather cool (hip and open-minded). Canadians are friendly, tolerant and modern with 89% of us fulfilled with our lives as a whole. Canadians are happy, and we can help you enjoy the same benefits and opportunities we have.

About Major Canadian Cities

Welcome to the Province of Ontario

Ontario is home to more than 12 million people and is Canada’s most multicultural province where people from 200 countries speaking as many as 130 languages call home. Ontario is a land of opportunity, has one-third of the world’s fresh water, and is a hub for manufacturing, finance, tourism and many other industries.

Moving to Toronto

Province: Ontario

  • Population of Greater Toronto: about 6 million
  • Home to more than 200 ethnicities! Designated world’s most ethnically-diverse city (-The United Nations)
  • World’s fourth-largest capital market and North America’s second largest stock exchange
  • Ranked safest large metropolitan area in North America (Places Rated Almanac)
  • Followed by Vancouver and Montreal, Toronto attracts the highest number of immigrants
  • The Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) is a global leader in the mining, oil and gas sectors, and is the second largest technology market in the world

Moving to British Columbia

The province of British Columbia (BC) is located on Canada’s west coast, between the Pacific Ocean and the Rocky Mountains.  BC is home to the 2010 Winter Olympics and enjoys spectacular scenery, a robust economy, an educated and skilled population, and an exciting future. Each year BC welcomes more than 40,000 immigrants.

Moving to Vancouver

  • Population of Greater Vancouver Area:  2.1 million
  • Rated the world’s most livable city (The Economist)
  • Third-largest metropolitan area in Canada
  • The most moderate climate of Canada’s major cities

Moving to the province of Alberta

Alberta’s booming economy and quality of life is attracting people from across Canada and around the world. Alberta is home to the majestic Rocky Mountains, vast prairies, modern cities and the world’s second largest oil reserve. Its education system ranks among the best in the world. Alberta also enjoys low taxes, a driven entrepreneurial spirit and abundant natural resources.

Moving to Calgary

  • Population of Calgary:  1.1 million
  • Largest city in Alberta, fifth largest city in Canada
  • Second largest centre for head offices in Canada
  • Alberta has the second largest oil reserves in the world

Moving to the province of Quebec

Quebec is the largest Canadian province and the only one where French is the first language! Quebecers are known for their charisma and joie de vivre. There are over 7 million people, including 700,000 newcomers. Quebec boasts a diversified economy and abundant natural resources. With its own immigration system, Quebec is a place that welcomes immigrants.

Moving to Montreal

  • Population of Greater Montreal Area: 3.6 million
  • Second largest French-speaking city in the world
  • Tenth cleanest city in the world (Forbes)
  • Home to Underground City – a climate-controlled maze of 2,000 shops covering 18 miles

Moving to the province of Nova Scotia

Today there are close to 1 million people who call Nova Scotia home. Nova Scotia has one of the fastest-growing economies in Canada based on natural resources, tourism and hospitality, health care and research, manufacturing, and information and computer technology. Immigrants have helped make Nova Scotia a vibrant, dynamic society.

Moving to Halifax

  • Atlantic Canada’s largest city with a population of 360,000
  • One of the world’s great natural harbours
  • Halifax is a busy Atlantic seaport, and is the economic and cultural hub of Eastern Canada
  • Nova Scotia is a remarkably scenic province, renown for its hospitality