Canada is the second-largest country in the world right after Russia. It has a very diverse lineup of bodies of water including the very famous Niagara Falls and it also has over 30,000 lakes (in fact, more than half of the world’s lakes are located in this country!). Canada is famous for its gorgeous (and delicious) maple trees, hockey, and animals like the polar bear. Sightseeing and hiking across its national parks is a very fun activity to undertake. Furthermore, Canadian nightlife is vibrant and energetic.
Canada is known for not being that warm in terms of weather. It is usually temperate in the South and sub-arctic and arctic in the North. There are about 36 million people in this vast country. Canada has two predominant languages which are English and French.
Canadians are known to be extremely amicable, empathetic, and honest. Canada’s influences come mostly from Europe; this is shown in their language due to the fact that about 58% of the people speak English and 22% speak French. There are also diverse influences of Native Americans around the country. Some of their most traditional foods include poutine, peameal Canadian bacon, and maple syrup. There is also a wide variety of artistic presence in art galleries, theatres, and other elements of mass media.
Living in Canada can be moderately expensive depending on the area that you will be located. Usually, rent and buying homes can be cheaper in suburban areas when compared to living downtown. There are options for long-term leasing if you are not ready to buy a home. Usually, homes do not become furnished and an extra budget for this might be needed. Having a car in Canada can be of great help due to the long distances that have to be driven between different points. However, public transportation is also a good reliable option.
Canada has great public and private education throughout the country. Public education is greatly founded by the government and its provinces with high standards throughout the country. Like in the United States, public education is considerably cheaper than private thanks to great government subsidies. Private schools with the international curriculum are also very popular with smaller classes but at a higher price. The separation among students goes from primary, secondary, and post-secondary education. Having bi-lingual curriculums are highly sought for. Finally, Canada also has great universities to pursue bachelors and masters degrees like the University of Toronto, University of British Columbia, and McGill University to name a few.