Canada is a land of opportunity and openness, where people from around the world have come to live and share their cultures and talents. The world’s second-largest country by total area (9.98 million square kilometers; 3.85 million square miles), its southern border with the United States is the world’s longest bi-national land border. Canada has the world’s 15th highest nominal per capita income and ranks among the highest in qualify of life, economic freedom and education.
Canada’s Gateway to Asia is British Columbia, with geography as varied as its people. From trending urban centers to serene and rugged wilderness, the province is an oasis for every lifestyle. Its largest city, Vancouver, is a seaport city located in the Lower Mainland region with a metro population of more than 2.4 million according to 2016 Statistics Canada figures.
One of only two landlocked provinces in Canada, Alberta features two of the nation’s biggest cities: Edmonton and Calgary. The provincial capital city of Edmonton is the primary supply and services hub for Canada’s crude oil, the Athabasca oil sands and other northern resources. Calgary, about 300 kilometers to the south, is Alberta’s largest city and is home to the second-most head offices among the top corporations, and the highest number of millionaires per capita in Canada.
The nation’s capital is located in Ottawa, the political centre of Canada. Ottawa is also home to many cultural institutions including the National Arts Centre, National Gallery and many national museums. The province’s capital city is Toronto, which has a population of close to 3 million according to the 2016 census making it the largest city in Canada and one of the most multicultural and cosmopolitan cities in the world. Ontario’s industry includes energy, aerospace, automotive, biochemical, life sciences & mining to mention a few.