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Canada Immigration

Canada is located in the western hemisphere and occupies the northernmost part of North America. It is bordered by the United States to the south, the Pacific Ocean to the west, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Alaska to the northwest and Arctic Ocean to the north.

It is 2nd largest country in the world. Canada has the tenth largest economy in the world and is one of the world’s wealthiest nations. It has 10 provinces and 3 territories. The capital city of Ottawa is located in the province of Ontario. It is a bilingual country with English and French as its official languages but now with more immigrants arriving in Canada, other languages like Punjabi and Chinese are widely spoken.

Canada has a multicultural society with people from all parts of the world settled allover. Every year it welcomes almost 2,50,000 new immigrants. In 2010 this figure was close to 2,80,000. It is one of the most peaceful countries to live in which offers very high standards of living as voted by UN survey every year. The per capita income is also very high as compared to other developed countries. It offers one of the best Healthcare facilities to its residents. The education system is also among the best in the world. It offers plentiful opportunities to new immigrants.

Population of Canadian Provinces

Ontario, with 13 million people, has the largest population of any of Canadian province.

Quebec, with 7.9 million people, is next most populous. Nunavut, Canada’s largest territory has an average of just 17 people for every 1,000 square km of territory. It is Canada’s most sparsely populated land.

Prince Edward Island, Canada’s smallest province has a population density of almost 25,000 people for every 1,000 square km and is Canada’s most densely populated land.

Rank Name Abbr. Population
(2011)
Percentage of national pop. Land area (km²) Population density (/km2) Seats in House of Commons
1 Ontario ON 13,372,996 38.8% 967,741 13.82 106
2 Quebec QC 7,979,663 23.1% 1,365,128 5.85 75
3 British Columbia BC 4,573,321 13.3% 925,186 4.94 36
4 Alberta AB 3,779,353 11.0% 642,317 5.88 28
5 Manitoba MB 1,250,574 3.6% 553,556 2.26 14
6 Saskatchewan SK 1,057,884 3.1% 591,670 1.79 14
7 Nova Scotia NS 945,437 2.7% 53,338 17.73 11
8 New Brunswick NB 755,455 2.2% 71,450 10.57 10
9 Newfoundland and Labrador NL 510,578 1.4% 373,872 1.37 7
10 Prince Edward Island PE 145,855 0.4% 5,660 25.77 4
11 Northwest Territories NT 43,675 0.1% 1,183,085 0.037 1
12 Yukon YT 34,666 0.1% 474,391 0.073 1
13 Nunavut NU 33,322 0.1% 1,936,113 0.017 1
Total Canada 34,482,779 100% 9,093,507 3.792 308