8 facts about Canada.
There are unlimited chances and potential to be found in Canada’s fast growing and developed economy. As one of the affluent countries, Canada also offers the highest standard of living while minimalizing taxes and strengthening their economy with a 2.3% inflation rate.
Canadians also get to keep an rising amount of their income each year, with the average yearly income being around $40,000. The economy continues to rise with the lowest unemployment rate since 1976 (6.8%) and millions of new jobs created annually.
Canadians health care is their fundamental right. This is why free healthcare is such a vial part of what makes Canada awesome. While the process may be slower, the quality of health care is among the highest in the world, and all have access to the medical treatment that they need. The cost of recovery is never a concern, no matter what health challenges you face. The access to social assistance programs and cheap housing also contribute to the overall wellbeing and health of the nation that takes care of its people.
Aside from free health care, there is a social health consciousness that can be seen in traditions like the Wednesday yoga class on the lawn of the nation’s capital.
Canada spends more money on the education of their citizens than any other nation. Primary and secondary education are free along with post-secondary studies. Canadian colleges and universities are known for the global reputations throughout the world. Canada is also the most educated country in the world with the highest proportion of college graduates at 51% (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Report on Global Education).
Canada is a truly multicultural country with a rich ethnic diversity… and we’re proud of it! Multiculturalism was even adopted in Canada as a national policy. For example, Canada recognized dual citizenships, it supports media such as newspapers, etc. in several languages (Portuguese, Italian, Punjabi, Chinese…), it encourages minorities representation in the work force and in education and it offers support and help for freshers in Canada (translation services, immigration advices etc.).
Canada is a country that is entirely multicultural and even has an official national policy of multiculturalism. Some examples of this policy include having media (like newspapers) in several languages, including Italian, Chinese, Punjabi, Arabic, etc. Canada also encourages immigrants and minorities to hold onto their cultures and represent their nationality in education and the work force. They offer services for translation and immigration advices to support newcomers.
Canada is a wonderful example to the world as a leader in cultural diversity, tolerance, peaceful society, and safety. They legalized same-sex marriage in 2005 (4th country to do this), and they keep their citizens safer with the lowest crime rates that continue to decline thanks to a fair justice system, strict gun control laws, and community policing.
Canada is famous for the gorgeous scenery and uninhabited land. The views of the untouched and natural environment are breathtaking and composed of beautiful lakes and rivers. There are three oceans, mountains, plains, and some of the most attractive cities in the world, like Toronto.
Canada is filled with famous attractions and awe inspiring scenery that combine to make this country one of the most awesome places to live or visit in the world. There are small towns like Balm Beach, Deep River, Niagara on the Lake and Rapides-des-Joachims. There are large famous cities like Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver. There are attractions like the Thousand Islands and Niagara Falls. And of course, there are the Northern Lights and Ice, beautiful bays, mountain skylines, and enormous icebergs. When it comes to scenery, Canada is hard to beat.
Wildlife is a major part of the identity of Canada. When a wildlife enthusiast leaves the cities, they will find polar bears, moose, whales, 462 species of birds, and much more. The greatest diversity of birds can be found in Ontario and British Columbia, and the common loon is Canada’s national bird.
Some of our favorite foods come from Canada, like Hawaiian Pizza that, as it turns out, isn’t from Hawaii at all. With pineapple, ham, and even mushrooms sometimes, this pizza was created by Canadian pizzeria owner in Sam Panopoulosof Chatham, Ontario in 1962.
Then, you’ve got Tim Hortons which has expanded into the United States and offers some of the best coffee and Maple Dipped Doughnuts in the world.
8. Same-Sex Marriage
Same-sex marriage became legal in Ontario in 2003, and was already legalized in eight of ten provinces and one of three territories when, on July 20, 2005, Canada became the first country outside Europe and the fourth country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide after the enactment of the Civil Marriage Act. Same-sex adoption has also been legal in all provinces and territories under varying rules. Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity or expression in employment, housing and public and private accommodations is banned nationwide. Transgender people are allowed to change their legal gender in all provinces and territories under varying rules.