About Canada

Why Canada

Canada has a population of 36 million, across a landmass of 9.9M square kilometres (3.9M square miles), making it the world’s second largest country. It has two official languages, English and French, however, over 200 languages are spoken by its inhabitants making Canada one of the most ethnically diverse nations in the world. As a result of this broad ethnic spectrum, Canada enjoys robust trade across the globe as its well educated, high average income population seeks products and services across a wide variety of industries and nations.


Below is an overview of key industries in Canada:


Digital Media

• Canada is the world’s third-largest producer of video games

• Between 2003 and 2011, Canada was the world’s leading location for foreign direct investment in video games



• Canada’s banks are ranked #1 globally by the World Economic Forum, a ranking achieved seven years in a row

• The top 4 Canadian banks are headquartered in Toronto, Ontario; the 5th is headquartered in Montreal, Québec



• Manufacturing is Canada’s largest business sector, generating more than $610 billion a year, amounting to 11% of Canada’s economic activity

• Manufacturing is concentrated in southern Ontario and Québec and employs more than 1.7 million people




• Canada ranks first in the world for the production of potash and second for uranium and nickel and among is the top five for nickel and diamonds

• More than 800 mines are located in Canada, producing more than 60 minerals and metals, and employing 560,000 people


Oil and Gas

• Canada has the world’s third-largest oil reserves

• Canada is the fifth largest energy and natural gas producer in the world



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