Canada is very different from your home country, and there is a great deal to learn about and explore. Canada is the second largest country in the world and immigration has helped to make Canada one of the world’s richest nations. It is the world’s most educated country. Canada is a federation of ten provinces – Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec and Saskatchewan . Canada’s population is over 30 million. the largest cities in Canada are: Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Ottawa.
In Canada, there are four different seasons: spring, summer, autumn (fall) and winter. Summer lasts from around June to September. In southern Ontario and Quebec, it can often be very humid. Fall and spring are transition seasons, which mean the weather starts getting colder or warmer, and there is a lot of rain. Winter is very cold in most places with temperatures often below zero degrees Celsius. Snow covers the ground from around December to March or April. In southwest British Columbia (around Victoria and Vancouver), rain is more common in winter than snow.
In Canada, many different cultural and ethnic groups live and work together. Canadians may be different from each other but values such as equality and diversity make Canada a friendly and secured society to live. Canada celebrates the heritage of all Canadians through multiculturalism.
Canada’s capital is Ottawa. Its has two official languages: English and French. The maple leaf is the most well known and important symbol of Canada.