Is Canada the Greatest Country to live in?
Many people wonder what it takes to the best country in the world. There is many factors like the government, the environment and communities. But the is no other country the meets that criteria other than Canada. By far Canada safest, most environmentally friendly and meets it economic needs.
When it comes to immigration, Canada is the most generous. Since the birth rate is not high therefore Canada can accommodate more immigrates each year. Canada has long process to make sure no threat is entering the country. We accept over 250 000 immigrates each year and over 20% of the population are immigrants. We accept three different types of immigrates; refugees, economic and family class. We accept more than 1 in 10 refugees, that is one of the highest in the world. Economic immigrates cover careers that Canadians don't, and we offer students a chance to study our universities and earn a degree. We also offer the chance for family to immigrant with economic immigrants. Canada is the greatest of those who wish to emigrate from their home countries.
As you can see in the map below, Canada has one of the highest life expectancy in the world. Your expected to live over 80 years. Why is this? Well because Canada takes full responsibility of insuring the safety of its citizens by providing free health care, not allowing guns for 'protection' and supporting low income family financially. Also Canada is at Stage 4 in the DTM, which means we are among the developed countries. Canada is a safest and economy developed country in the world.
Canada has vast variety of regions, from the mountains to the plains. Canada is very large landscape with different range, climate and population.
The Innuitian Mountains are a mountain range in Canada's Arctic territories of Nunavut and the Northwest Territories. They are part of the Arctic Cordillera and are largely unexplored, due to the hostile climate. In some locations the Innuitian Mountains measure over 2,500 m (8,202 ft) in height, and 1,290 km (802 mi) in length. The highest point is Barbeau Peak at 2,616 m (8,583 ft). There are no trees or wildlife in the Innuitian Mountains due to the harsh cold climate as well as being located north of the Arctic tree line.
The Canadian is the largest region, which covers over half of Canada. Mostly made of
igneous and high-grade metamorphic rocks covered by a thin layer of soil. The Shield is one of the world's richest areas in terms of mineral ores. It is filled with substantial deposits of nickel, gold, silver, and copper. Throughout the Shield there are many mining towns extracting these minerals. The largest, and one of the best known, is Sudbury, Ontario.
Great Lakes - St. Lawrence Lowlands
Stretching from Windsor to the city of Québec, this narrow plain is Canada’s smallest landform region, but by far the most populous, most of it in Quebec. The Lowlands are abundant with agriculture, commerce, recreation locations, and transportation hubs. The St. Lawrence Lowlands is the most heavily industrialized landform in Canada, containing most of the country's manufacturing industries. It is 70% farm country.
The Interior Plains is located in west-central Canada. The Interior plains has an area of about 1 900 000 km2, as well as 19 percent of Canada's population and 4th largest region in Canada. Major economic activity is agriculture. Agriculture is split into 2 parts; livestock and vegetable. The livestock grown in the Interior Plains are; cattle, pigs, poultry, and so on. Vegetables grown in the Interior Plains are; wheat, barley, oats, flax, canola, mustard, potatoes, corn and sugar beets.
The Western Cordillera is located along the western edge of North America, inside it are the provinces of |British Columbia and the Yukon. The Western Cordillera also touches the western side of Alberta and Northwest Territories. The climate of the Cordillera’s coast is mild, wet and rarely has snow that stays. The interior of the Cordillera is usually colder and dryer with larger amounts of snow. In the summer, it is warmer and there is less rain. The landscape of the Cordillera has long chains of high rugged mountains. This includes the Rocky Mountains and the Coastal Mountains. Parts of this region are covered with forests. The natural resources of the Cordillera are forestry (this is the biggest industry in the region), agriculture, mining (iron, lead, zinc, silver, copper and nickel) and fisheries (the west coast is famous for salmon). Most of the people in the Cordillera live in extreme south lowlands [Vancouver] and southern plateau due to the warmer climate.
The Appalachian Region is 360,000 km2, located in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and the eastern part of Quebec. The region consist of many landscapes like low mountains, flat uplands, forests, rocky cliffs, and many islands. The climate in the Appalachian is cool and wet for most of the year. Some of major industries are farming, fishing, forestry, and mining (coal and oil resources).
Five Major Industries
The Primary Industries are scattered are around Canada. Due to Canada's different regions, we are able to harvest all the resources. These are vital to the survival of our economy and make Canada one of the top candidates for the best economy.
Canada is one of the largest agricultural producers and exporters in the world. As with other developed nations, the proportion of the population and GDP devoted to agriculture fell dramatically over the 20th century but it remains an important element of the Canadian economy. Majority of farming is southern Interior Plains and St. Lawrence Lowlands. Farming contributes over 11 billion in GDP and 1 in 5 jobs are related to agriculture. We produce grains and oilseeds (wheat, durum, oats, barley, rye, flax seed, canola, soybeans, rice, and corn), red meats – livestock(beef cattle, hogs, veal, and lamb), dairy and etc.
The Canadian forestry industry is a major contributor to the Canadian economy. With over 50 percent of the land acreage of Canada covered by forests, the country contains 10 percent of the world's forested land, made up mostly of spruce, poplar and pine. Today less than 1 percent of Canada's forests are affected by logging each year. Despite the low amount of land that is logged, Canada is the world's second-largest exporter of forestry goods.
Canada has one of the world's most valuable commercial fishing industries, worth more than CAD $5 billion a year and providing more than 120,000 jobs to Canadians. It is the economic mainstay of approximately 1,500 communities in rural and coastal Canada. The Manitoba commercial fishing industry that comprises over 3,600 fishers who produce 25 percent of Canada's freshwater catch.
Canada is one of the largest mining nations in the world, producing more than 60 different minerals and metals. The overall value of production of the Canadian mining, mineral-processing, and metal producing industries totals approximately $42 billion per year. Canada ranks first in the world for the production of potash and uranium, and ranks in the top five for the production of nickel, cobalt, titanium concentrate, aluminum, magnesium and platinum group metals, gypsum, asbestos, cadmium, zinc, salt, molybdenum, and diamonds
Canada is the 5th largest producer of energy in the world, producing about 6% of global energy supplies. It is the world's largest producer of natural uranium, producing one-third of global supply, and is also the world's leading producer of hydro-electricity, about 13% of global production. It is also a significant producer of petroleum, natural gas, and coal. Only Russia, China, USA and Saudi Arabia produce more total energy than Canada. Canada sends around 98% of its total energy exports to the United States, meaning that Canada is the largest supplier of energy exports to the world's largest economy. Canada also exports significant amounts of uranium and coal to Asia, Europe and Latin America.
Communities In Canada
Part of what makes Canada so great is because of the great communities. We have great history of how the early settlers planned out the communities.
The seigneurial system was introduced to New France in 1627 by Cardinal Richelieu. Since everyone need access to water, the land was arranged in long, narrow strips called, seigneuries, along the banks of the St. Lawrence River. The seigneur would divided the land among his tenants, known as habitants, who cleared the land, built houses and other buildings, and farmed the land. The habitants paid taxes to the seigneur and were usually required to work for their seigneur for three days per year, often building roads.
Major Cities in Canada
Toronto is most populated city in Canada. It is located in Southern Ontario on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario. It is mostly a clustered settlement with lots of resources and apartments. Business and work are nearby, and has districts with different ethnicity.