is one the leading G•7 Nations and the second
largest country in the world with a population
of approximately 30 million people. It is a highly
developed country, with excellent working conditions,
an outstanding education system, a very high standard
of living and a health care system ranked one
of the best in the world. The United Nations has
ranked Canada the best place to live for five
consecutive years. Their surveys are based on
quality of life, educational opportunities, unemployment
, crime rates, and life expectancy.
Canada is a country composed
of immigrants from practically every country in
the world. Canada's success is largely due to
the contributions made by these immigrants. Each
year, Canada welcomes more than 200,000 new immigrants.
The diversified backgrounds and cultures are what
makes Canada unique. Multiculturalism is promoted
to help maintain this unique "melting pot".
No matter where you come from,
once you are a landed immigrant you have all the
rights of a Canadian citizen. These rights are
protected under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Should you wish to become a citizen, you can do
so after you have lived in Canada for three years.
As a Canadian citizen, you can apply for a Canadian
passport and you are eligible to vote.