Canada, the best country by far

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Is Canada the greatest country to live in?  Of course it is, for many reasons Canada stands out from all other civilized countries when it comes to living  and being a citizen. Canada is a wonderful place to live due to the great economy and living situations. Canada also has regions with many different types of climates to fit your business or living needs, not to mention the major industries that keep the country running, with a great economy.

                                                               Living in Canada

      Canada is a great place to live or start a family for many reasons like the different climates, both urban and rural areas to live in, and the amazing communities. Canada has many different regions with different climates to fit your living needs, there are climates that go from cold snowy winters through out the entire year like the Hudson bay and arctic lowlands to regions with a warm climate for a good part of the year like central Canada (southern Ontario). This is a very good option to have, for example if my family enjoys the winter with things like ice fishing  and skiing we might consider moving to one of the colder regions where it is mostly winter through out the year or if your family does not enjoy having winter through out the entire year there are always the climates that have all four seasons. When deciding where to live in Canada you also have the option of buying a property in a urban or rural area depending on your family needs. If your family would like to live near other people and be close to shopping malls and workplaces then you might go towards a property in a more clustered urban area. If your family likes living on farm land where there is usually a lot of space between properties then you might go for a rural area where properties are more scattered. Most of Canada has a scattered population so cities are not over populated, it is mostly divided evenly. In the early stages of Canada's development in places like Ontario property was divided by every 200 acres this later became smaller and smaller to what it is today. In places like Quebec the rural areas were divided into long lots,  this would be right along a river for easy access to water, there still are a lot of places in Quebec that still have this type of property. Canada also has many lakes thees are very nice places to look when  buying a vacation house like a cottage or a lake house, there are a lot of perimeter periphery type areas in Canada, this is when properties are made around a natural resource like a lake . Thees type of properties have very beautiful wilderness around them most of the time. Canada has communities all over the the country, thees communities  are well developed and can be a great environment to live in. When thees strong communities come together things that have a negative affect on Canada's environment like urban sprawl can be can be stopped. Urban sprawl is when urban areas are being expanded causing more pollution and less green land. This can indeed be stopped when Canadian communities come together and make sure that any development plans with a negative affect in there area are not being approved or at least being looked over to be improved to a way that is less harmful to the environment.

                                              Canadian resources and industries

Canada has many top industries including forestry, farming, mining, fishing, and the power industries. thees primary industries have been contributing about 5% to 10% of the total economy. Canada is also among the top five contributors to the worlds net trade.

Forest industry: Canada is the second largest exporter of primary forest products in the entire world right after the united states of america. The forest industry is an important industry when it comes to jobs especially when it comes to rural and remote areas in Canada. The products that the forest industry produces include soft wood lumber, structural panels, news print, pulp, and other paper products. The importance of sustainability when it comes to the forest industry has been recognized by the government and all forestry companies. Sustainable forestry practices are applied at every stage of production. The forest industry is very useful in Canada since 41% of Canada is forested land. The development of new and innovative are also being developed and produced in this special industry.

Farming: The farming industry in Canada is a lot different from the u.s because of the fact that Canada has different climates at different times of the year, but it is still not a set back. Farming in more urban areas in Canada is more intensive meaning that production is much faster, while farming in the more rural areas do not even have the need to be intensive. Although we can farm only at certain times of the year the farming companies harvest what the grow from there intensive farming during the prime times for farming during the year. Farming in Canada includes products like wheat, potatoes/mixed livestock, cattle/grain, grain/mixed livestock, dairying/cattle and many more. In 2008 Canadian agriculture generated more than 70 billion$ in economic activity. Did you know 1 in every 8 Canadian jobs are related to agriculture.

mining: Canada has more than a few mining companies including the mining association of Canada. Companies like thees focus on sustainability above all. The mining industry in Canada has a lot to offer for people in the search for a high paying career. There is just so much you can do in this special industry like mining and mineral processing, marketing , engineering, and even financing. About 400,000 people across Canada work in the mining and mineral processing industries. Canada also has one of the largest mining supply sectors globally with more than 3,200 companies directly or indirectly related to mining.

fishing industry: The fishing industry in Canada also has a lot to offer. Jobs in this industry include processing, commercial fishing and financing. Canada's commercial fishing and agriculture areas provide more than 80,000 jobs to Canadians. In 2011 Canada was the 5th largest seafood export in the world, exporting to more than 130 countries. Fisheries and oceans Canada which is the federal government department that regulates and even manages Canadian fishery works to help the fishing industry stay sustainable by initiating conservative management practices that stay on the line of sustainable development and responsible fishing.

power industries: The power industry in Canada focuses on economic and sustainable development. Electricity powers the modern economy of Canada. Most of Canada's electricity comes from hydro sources at about 60 percent. This industry comes with many fields that you could qualify for like production and financing.

Overall Canada's has many different types of natural resources and industries to offer in its stable and sustainable economy. Finding a job in Canada should not be a problem with the right qualifications.

info sources include: sourcenrcan.gc.ca, www.41.statcangc.ca, mining.ca, geography text books, and Canadian atlas.

                                   Interactions with the physical environment of Canada.

Canada has 10 provinces and 3 territories with different climates. Canada also has many different land form regions. Including Hudson bay lowlands, arctic lowlands, interior plains, the Canadian shield and the Appalachian mountains. thees land form regions were formed in different era's. Canada also has different types of rocks which were formed in different era's for example rocks in the interior plains region were formed in the early Paleozoic to Cenozoic era's  . A lot of Canada in general was formed in the Paleozoic era, sediments deposited in the Paleozoic era also produced the salt beds of south western Ontario.The Canadian shield region in particular is said to be the store house of Canada's metallic minerals. Each region also has a different climate of course, not to mention the different precipitation patterns. Northern Canada is much colder this is why a lot of the soil there is in a per ma frost condition which means the ground is permanently frozen, because of this farming is limited to only be done in some parts of Canada with warmer climates like central Ontario and the interior plains. Glaciers take 1000's of years to form. 20,000 years ago was the peak of glaciers in Canada. since glaciers can move and change landscape glaciers play a big part of the state northern Canada is currently in. In fact glaciers formed the great lakes. There are two types of glaciers in Canada alpine and Continental. In Canada there are many rocks including igneous rock, metamorphic rock, and sedimentary rocks. thees rocks are formed in cycles that include weathering and erosion, compaction and cementation, and many more cycles. for example igneous rock is formed when magma is cooled and magma comes from the melting of metamorphic rock. Canada was formed with a theory called plate tectonics, in this theory there is a movement of land called convection currents. Out of the wide variety of land form regions Canada has to offer you are bound to find one that fits your personal or your family needs, along with your line of work.

                                                  

The two images above show just how different two regions of Canada can be. One has arctic snow and the other has a nice, warm climate.

Canadian population statistics and more.

                                        

Canada has a population of about  30,000,000 persons. Canada's population is built with immigrants which are people who come to Canada to live and or work here, in fact 19.8 percent of Canada's population is made up of immigrants. Another way the population is growing is with the natural increase rate which is the difference between the birth and death rates.

Canada has a current population growth rate of 1.2 percent which is a stable and growing amount. According to the population pyramid system Canada is at a slow or stable growth. On the demographic transition chart Canada is at a stage 4 which means the natural increase rate is low.

Canada's birth rate per 1000 people every year is: 13

Canada's death rate per 1000 people every year is : 7

Birth rate per woman in Canada is 1.61 births per woman, this is very low and could be because of the fact that raising children in Canada can be expensive, and because of the availability of birth control.

immigration 2014: In 2014 Canada welcomed about 250,000 new immigrants with a pr card. Thees people will contribute to  Canada's economy.

emigration: The emigration rate in Canada is so low it can not be found on the internet with out extensive digging. This is simply because Canada is indeed one of the best countries to live in.

Below is a population graph of Canada over the years.

                                                         Canadian immigration history

Before the late 1800's there was not a lot of immigration happening in Canada. From 1900 to 1910 the settlement of the west took place bringing in immigrants from the united states, Russia, and Australia. Due to the terrible world war 2 refugees of war came to Canada from countries including Poland, Italy, Netherlands, Germany, and Hungary from 1941 to 1960. From 1961 to 1970 Draft dodgers and southern Europe gave Canada even more immigrants from United states, Italy, Portugal, and Greece. Right after that we received political refugees and boat people immigrants up to 1980 from countries like Uganda, Chile, China, Hong Kong, and Vietnam. After that there was a lot of immigration activity from the east, Canada was receiving immigrants from Hong Kong, India, China, Philippines, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and Taiwan. After 2000 and currently Canada is still receiving immigrants from all over the world. Just the large rate of immigration and the amount of people applying for immigration says a lot about Canada's great economy.      

          Overall I believe that Canada is most definitely the best country to live in. This is due to the great economy and places Canada has to offer to live. Canada is one of the fastest growing countries in the world, it also has one of the highest immigration rates out of all other countries. Yes, Canada is the best place to live your life statistically. If you need even more proof ask a immigrant who came from a very low developed country i am sure he or she will tell you all the blessing Canada contains that other countries would love to have including peace.

sources of information: Canadian geography textbooks, Canadian atlas, and trusted online resources.

written and published by Moeez Saleem

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