Expats in Canada

Expats in CanadaCanada: An Overview

Canada is the world's second largest country after the Russian Federation, and its common border with the United States is the longest land border shared by two countries.

Canada has been inhabited since c.24,500 BC, when the formation of post-glacial ice-free corridors allowed Paleoamericans to spread across the North American continent following their crossing of the Bering Strait from Asia. There was also a brief settlement by the Norse, on the northernmost tip of Newfoundland (they called it 'Vinland') around the year 1000, before the large-scale influx of Europeans began in the 15th and 16th centuries.

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The name 'Canada' originates from 'kanata', an Iroquois word meaning 'settlement' or 'village'. Explorer Jacques Cartier misused this word to describe a considerably larger place than its initial designation. On confederation in 1867, Canada was adopted as the legal name for the new country.

Canada is a federal state governed as a parliamentary democracy, though it still has Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state. The country is officially bilingual, being made up largely of English-speaking provinces plus the French-speaking province of Quebec. English and French are the first languages of 60% and 23% of the population respectively. Several aboriginal languages have official status in the Northwest Territories, while Inuktitut (Inuit) is the majority language in Nunavut.

 

Country Name: Canada
Coordinates: 50°27N 104°36W
Capital: Ottawa
Capital Coordinates: 45°24'N 75°40'W
Other Main Cities: Toronto, Quebec City, Vancouver
Population: 35158300
Area: 9984670
Official Language(s): Canadian English, Canadian French
Ethnic Group(s): 76.7% White, 14.2% Asian, 4.3% Aboriginal, 2.9% Black, 1.2% Latin America, 0.5% Multiracial, 0.3% Other
Demonym: Canadian
Currency: Canadian Dollar, CAD, $
GDP: $1.825 trillion
Time Zone: (UTC-3.5 to -8), Summer (DST) (UTC-2.5 to -7)
International Dialling Code: 1
Internet TLD: .ca
ISO: CA
Electricity Voltage: 120 Volts AC (60HZ)

 

 

Canada Expat Service Providers

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Canada Expat Tools

Expat Groups in Canada Expat Groups in Canada
International Schools In Canada International Schools In Canada
Embassies In Canada Embassies In Canada
Utility Companies In Canada Utility Companies In Canada
Hospitals In Canada Hospitals In Canada
Emergency Services In Canada Emergency Services In Canada

 

Canada Information

Financial Considerations In Canada

Financial Considerations In Canada

Taxation In Canada

Taxation In Canada
» Money Transfers » Overview of Tax Issues
» Foreign Exchange » Employment Taxation
» Banking » Business Taxation
» Pensions » Investment Taxation
» Investment » Tax Treaty Considerations
» Wealth Management  
» Property Investment  
» Insurance  
 

Healthcare In Canada

Healthcare In Canada

Education In Canada

Education In Canada
» National Health Services » State School Systems
» Doctors and Hospitals » Private Schools
» Health Insurance » International Schools
» Health Emergencies » Universities
  » Language Schools
 

Immigration In Canada

Immigration In Canada

Employment And Business In Canada

Employment And Business In Canada
» Visas and Passports » Finding a Job, CVs, Interviews and Etiquette
» Settlement, Residence and Citizenship » Work Culture and Labour Market
» Family Members and Marriage » Owning and Operating a Business
» Working » Business Groups, Associations and Networking
  » Business Taxation
 

Accommodation In Canada

Accommodation In Canada

Relocation In Canada

Relocation In Canada
» Where to Live » International Relocation
» Finding, Buying and Renting » Repatriation
» Mortgages » Expats Relocating with Families and Pets
 

Social And Cultural Traits In Canada

Social And Cultural Traits In Canada

Living In Canada

Living In Canada
» Languages » Safety and Emergencies
» Guide to Cultural Traits » Retirement
» Expat Groups » Family Life and Childcare
  » Solo Living and Dating
  » Shopping
  » Entertainment, Media and Television
  » Arts and Culture
  » Fitness and Sport
  » Communications
  » Driving and Public Transport
  » Government, Politics and Legal Systems
  » Regions and Cities

 

 




Moving to Canada

If you are considering moving to Canada or are soon to depart, you can find helpful information and advice in the Expat Briefing dedicated Canadian section including; details of immigration and visas, Canadian forums, Canadian event listings and service providers in Canada.

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Living in Canada

From your safety to shoppingliving in Canada can yield great benefits as well as occasional drawbacks.  Find your feet and stay abreast of the latest developments affecting expats in Canada with relevant news and up-to-date information.

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Working in Canada

Working in Canada can be rewarding as well as stressful, if you don't plan ahead and fulfill any legal requirements. Find out about visas and passports, owning and operating a company in Canada, and general Canadian culture of the labour market.

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