Quick facts about Canada

  • Canada has 10 provinces and three territories. The capital city is Ottawa, located close to important economic centers such as Toronto, Montreal and Quebec City
  • Canada is a constitutional monarchy. This means that the Queen or King of England is the head of state, while the Prime Minister is the head of government
  • Canada’s population is 35.9 million. The provinces of Ontario and Quebec account for 62% of the total. 90% of Canadians live within 200 km. of the U.S. border
  • Canada has the highest share  of foreign-born population in the G-8 with 20%. Chinese and South Asians are the largest visible minority groups with just over 1.8 million each
  • Canada has the 10th largest GDP in the world. The average household net-adjusted disposable income per capita is USD $29,365 a year, more than the OECD average of $25,908. Household savings ratio is 5% of disposable income
  • Canada is experiencing a moderate-to-rapid ageing process. By 2020, 18% of the population will be over 65 years. The country's median age is 40.4 years, up from 29.1 in 1980
  • Canada has two official languages: English and French