Canada, Eh?

Is Canada the greatest country to live in?


From the cold, freezing winters up North in Nunavut, to the warm hot summers down south in Ontario. When She was first introduced to the European settlers to its current state, with urbanized areas filled with cities and towns, Canada has changed from a small area of inhabitants to large, industrial and diverse area that is globally known, Canada has made its way up to be a successful country. It has a stable economy, many different tourist sightings and has many urban cities that offer many things to its community. But is Canada really the greatest country in the world to live in? This is an ongoing debate, with both sides at an agreeing level, but I believe that Canada is the greatest country in the world, and here are a few reasons for why it is the best.

Why is it the Best?

I believe that Canada is the best country to live in because of change. Change has guided Canada to its current state and will continue to do so in the near future, in many positive ways. Canada will becaome a more diversely populated area with a good population, have better land form regions, a managable resources collection and industries, as well as much more sustainable commuities

Changing Population

Canada is one of the best countries to live because its population is changing. The population will continue to grow at a moderate speed, as well as many other factors of it will change. This is because of immigration and its demography that will shape the population to something new.

Immigration brings many advantages to the country. One such advantage is that it helps boost Canada's economy. In today's world, countries from all over the world are now starting to create and build their economy, allowing many people to get an education to work in the workforce. Unfortunately, many people attain skills that are useful but are not meant for that country or region, as a result of remaining unemployed. Immigrating to Canada can fix this problem. If you come to Canada as an economic immigrant, you can use the skill you have learned to work in the Canadian workforce. This helps to build the economy and offers the immigrant what they came for. Canada also offers the choice of entering the family immigrant way. This allows you your family to come to Canada and live with you. The advantages of this are that you get to live with you family. It also benefits Canada because if your children get their education from Canada, they are most likely to work in the Canadian workforce. Canada also accepts refugees that come from war-related countries. This gives benefits because these people can start a whole new life in Canada, making themselves a home here, Thus again with their skills, can work in the workforce to boost Canada's economy.

The current Immigration rate in Canada is about Two hundred and fifty thousand each year or making up one percent of our total population. Most immigrants arrive in the economic class. How does relate to Canada in 2060? It relates because, by then, Canada's economy will be booming. A number of immigrants each year will be lowered and there will be a change in the population itself.

In 2060, Canada will reduce the amount of immigration per year and will not pay too much attention towards it. One reason for this is because of its economy. By 2060, Canada's economy will be at the top of its game. This is because of all the economic immigrants that arrived and settled in Canada are boosting and keeping the economy at a high peak. This means that Canada won't need any more people coming and will reduce the amount from how it is in 2014.

This will also impact in a very religious and cultural way. Since people from all over the world come to Canada, it will have a major impact on diversity. This means that Canada will become a more diverse and unique place. This is a pull factor because if you Canada has people from all over the world working with each other building communities. This is beneficial to Canada because it creates a country with no discrimination or racism, thus making it a safer place to live in because of no discrimination. People will look at you from a more diverse way compared to judging you based on your skin colour and race. This is a pull factor because, by the time your children grow up to be adults, they won't have to suffer because of discrimination, making them more diverse and accepting to everyone around them.

This proves that Canada is a great place to live in because by the time your children get to adulthood, they will be much more diverse and intellectual with other people in their community, thus passing their knowledge to their children, making them diverse and accepting to other races, giving Canada a positive change.

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Demography has played a large part in Canada's history. Currently, Canada's demography is slowly decreasing, and both rates are evening out to a steady and slow progression. From the current rate right now, Canada's rate for any change demographically, won't be happening, and there are many reasons towards this theory, such as the baby boomers deaths and the change in the world that will keep Canada's demographic the same in 2060.

One reason for why the demographic state will not change is because of the change in society itself. The reason for why the rate won't change is because of the education, which has changed the perspective of people. every country has an education. Because of Education, the world has moved and still continues to move ahead. We have hospitals that offer the right medication and treatment, so the death rate has decreased. Countries have economies and trade goods with each other while creating more innovative ideas that will brighten our future. Women now have equal rights as men do and can get jobs as well. This means that people don't need to worry like they used to 200 years ago. They don't need to worry about coming into new land, and settling in a proper place where there is a lot of sunshine and they don't have to worry about their child dying from horrible diseases.

Another reason for why the demography won't change is because of the death of the baby boomers. Even though the death of these people will impact Canada's birth rate will just stabilize a number of people who die. Prof. Hans Rosling also commented on the world's population and how it will rise through the years. He stated that in the next few years, the world population will continue to grow. What does this mean for Canada? That in the next few years the population will not change as drastically as it did after the second world war and that Canada's demographic chart in 2060 will not have any effect on its birth and death rate.

This proves that Canada is a great place to live in because the demography will become stable even with immigration, thus meaning that it will not become too over populated, allowing for change in different areas.

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DON'T PANIC — Hans Rosling showing the facts about population SD

Interactions in the Physical environment

Canada has many reasons for why it is the best and one is because of its physical environment. An example would be the interior plains.

The interior plains are located in the middle of Canada. here are a few reasons why it is good.


Agriculture in the interior plains will vary depending on where you are in the region. If you are further north/the northern part of the region, you will have tundra soil which is low in nutrients and is not good for farming because the soil is not good. Only some plants like grasses, mosses, lichens, and shrubs are able to grow in the tundra. If you are in the southern part of the interior plains, you will have dry climate soils. Dry climate soils also are not good for farming because crops cannot grow well and won't have as many nutrients as they would in wet climate soils. But dry climate soil still has some properties that are good for some plants, an example would be that most of the area with dry climate soil in the interior plains is grassland(land covered in grass). The best part for agriculture in the interior plains is the large area of wet climate soil. This is the best part for agriculture because the soil is fertile and nutrient and because of this, vegetation and growing crops is easy and is best for crops and for farmers. Crops such as wheat, barley, oats, flax, canola, mustard, potatoes, corn and sugar beets are also grown in the area of the interior plains. Since many vegetation is grown in the wet climate soil, many farm animals like pig, cattle, poultry, etc, are also raised. This is because it is not too cold of a climate and the farm animals are able to survive in this area. There are also many trees in this area and it also has the boreal and taiga forests.

Soil and vegetation:

The largest area of soil in the central and northern parts of the interior plains under the deciduous, mixed and coniferous forests. Soils of the organic order are composed largely of organic materials. They are peat and bog soils and they are found in poorly drained depressions. A soil called podzolic soil are enriched in organic matter, iron, and aluminium. The soil tends to occur under forest and heath vegetation in cool to very cold humid climates. Another soil named Regosolic soils are poorly developed soils lacking in generic horizons.

The interior plains mainly consist of boreal and taiga forests. The lower part of the interior plains is a grassland area, consisting of both short and tall grassy areas. The northern part of the interior plains has an area of tundra, this part consists of grasses, mosses, lichens, and shrubs, there are also a few stunted trees in the tundra. Since the climate is too cold and dry, the ground is permafrost, permanently frozen. The main portion of the interior plains is covered by the boreal and taiga forest. The boreal and taiga forest have spruce, pine, and cedar trees, and etc. There are a lot of coniferous (evergreen) trees in the boreal and taiga forest and the humus layer beneath them is shallow because the evergreens don’t lose many needles and because leaching occurs (draining away from soil). The northern part of the forest is taiga and the southern part is boreal. The taiga forest is less dense than the boreal. The taiga forest also has smaller trees which take longer to grow. There are also some deciduous trees such as poplar and white birch trees in the southern part of the boreal forest. The interior plains also have a really small portion of cordilleran vegetation, which can consist of large coniferous forests to grasses and even cactus in drier areas.


The interior plains region is found in four different climate regions, the taiga, boreal, and prairie regions (going from north to south). These climate regions are categorized by their differences in climate.

The Taiga area of the interior plains is the second climate region from the north.The climate is in the taiga is also fairly cold. Most of this region consists of gently rolling plains and has some permafrost.

Boreal Plains Ecozone
The Boreal region of the interior plains is located south of the taiga region and stretches the south-eastern corner of Manitoba. The surface in this climate region goes from being nearly level to gently rolling. Most of the plains in this area show clear evidence of past glaciation. You can see this by the variety of glacial deposits like striated areas of moraine, old lake bed materials and fluvial (i.e., river or stream-derived) deposits.

Throughout this section, the depressions are filled by small lakes and wetlands. Soils here belong to the group of soils called Brunisols and Luvisols.The part of the boreal climate region in the interior plains one of the drier parts of the Boreal ecozones because of its climatic conditions.

Prairie Ecozone
The Prairie region of the interior plains is the southernmost part of the interior plains. It goes from south-central Alberta to southeastern Manitoba. A small part of this ecozone is still in its natural grassland state. Us humans have changed over 90 per cent of the area for agricultural purposes like farming. The prairies are one of the largest agricultural areas in Canada.Underneath the surface, there are large horizontal layers of sedimentary rocks. Cracks in this provide natural reservoirs of oil and gas. Summers in the prairies are warm and comparatively short. Winters are cold and long. The prairies receive less moisture than that of the boreal and sometimes receives short droughts. The Rockies to the west block moisture winds from the Pacific, causing the dryness of this ecozone.

Business/Natural Resources

The interior plains supply many important natural resources to the rest of Canada and to other parts of the world. These resources include oil, natural gas, coal, potash, copper, zinc, gold, and uranium. Most of these natural resources originate below the surface of the plains. Cracks and pockets in the layers of sedimentary rock contain these rich reservoirs of natural gas and oil. In the boreal and taiga regions of the interior plains, there are a lot of forestries, which makes lumber one of the interior plains’ resources too. The lumber industry has also caused deforestation in the area. Another important industry located in the interior plains is the farming industry. The crops that are most prominent in the interior plains are crops like wheat, barley, oats, flax, canola, mustard, potatoes, and corn. Most of the farming industry is located in the prairie region of the interior plains as it provides some of the most fertile soils in Canada. Another industry that is also linked with the farming industry is the tourism industry, as the tourism industry in the interior plains consists of rodeos and stampedes, both of which are influenced by the interior plains’ cattle. Speaking of cattle, the interior plains' farmers also raise animals including cattle, pigs, and poultry.

This proves that Canada is the greatest country to live because the climate is at a moderate level, the soil and vegetation are good and the business in that area is great.

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Managing Canada's Resource and Industries

Another reason for why Canada is the best country to live in is because we are changing the way we manage our resources and industry. These days, many precious resources are starting to run out or are placing and impact to our environment. Therefore to solve this, Canada must create solutions to adapt to this problem that will not reduce the economy's business, yet improve that particular resource environmentally. An example

of this is one of Canada's main resources, Farming.

Farming is one of Canada's main resources. The business has about 349 000 workers, making up 2.2% of the workforce. The agricultural sector earns about 100 billion dollars to Canada's GPD. We are the world's fifth largest agricultural exporter as well as the third largest exporter for pork products in the world, and it provides workers with a good salary (about 100 000 dollars). But if we continue to carelessly create agricultural products this way, it will cause problems in the future. Because of this continuous growth, This resource faces many problems, such as soil erosion, pollution to the environment and lack of soil fertility. IF we do not fix these problems at its beginning, it could spread like a virus, affecting many things, such as the economy. Without this resource, the economy would fall. The people working for that industry will lose their job, and nobody would trade with us for that resource. Therefore, solutions were made to help sustain this industry.

One solution is that farmers rotate their crops every year. This is called crop rotation. This is when farmers plant different crops each year in different areas of fields. This is much more sustainable because it confuses wildlife on where that particular crop is and stay away from the fields. it helps to controls pests, weeds, and disease in the soil reduces the need for chemical fertilizers in the rotation.

Another solution is that farmers use cover crops to after every harvest. Cover crops are crops that are grown for the protection and enrichment of soil. In other words, it is a type of plant that is grown to help sustain and improve the soils quality and fertility {(i.e. grass, legumes (hairy vetches, red clovers), and non-legume broadleaves (buckwheat, Oilseed radish)}. This process is a much more sustainable way because helps reduce soil erosion in that area, reduces nutrient loss (gives more nutrients to the next plant that is grown), reduces pest populations (pest control) and can be implemented with other farming practices (i.e. Crop rotation). This also reduces that amount of farmland used and means that that particular area can be used over and over and you can grow all types of crops on that land.

The last solution is that farmers reduce the number of pesticides used on the crops. Pesticides are toxic chemicals that are made to kill weeds (herbicides), insects (insecticides), fungus (fungicides), rodents (rodenticides), and others. Pesticides are commonly used and have a terrible impact on the environment and our health. Instead of using such harsh chemicals we can implement the use of biological pests. These pests that are natural enemies of many plant intruders. this is a much more sustainable practice because it doesn't pollute any other precious resources, such as our water and air quality and it doesn't harm any species that are beneficial to the growth of the crop, meaning that it will not only get control the pest problems, but it helps the plant to grow at an efficient rate, as well as not harming it through the process.

This proves that Canada is one of the greatest countries to live in because it now is starting to create such innovative ideas that not only doesn't impact the countries economy but helps to improve and manage its resources in a more efficient way. Such ideas help a resource that is dear to Canada: farming. this industry has improved in many ways, as now we can use the same land to re-grow crops, thus reducing the amount of excess land to create more crops and help to sustain the wildlife and its natural habitats. It also dosesn't affect the economy in a bad way, thus proving that Canada is starting to improve itself on managing its resources.

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Liveable Communities

Canada is now moving to a new road: a road to sustainability. Cities all over Canada are now starting to change their lifestyle and are now becoming more sustainable and environmentally friendly. An example of this is Mississauga. Over the years, cities like Mississauga are facing problems such as urban sprawl, which creates many problems for the city. But with the innovative ideas at hand, Mississauga is starting to change in a more positive way.

Waste management:

Every year, thousands of garbage is produced from residents in Mississauga. this has become a major problem for the city, and if more people start to enter the city, there will be more garbage added to the current amount. This is unsustainable because it will cause more problems in the future, such as pollution in the air and water, landfill build ups to the point where we run out of space to put our garbage anywhere. But there are solutions to these problems. Mississauga has started a new program where they can control the waste produced. This new program separates the three main trash piles between one another: waste, recycling, and organics. This is a much more sustainable practice because it alternates between all three categories, meaning that people must now be conscious of what they throw and how much they throw out, reducing the amount of waste produced each year.


The public transit is a great way to get around the city but faces many problems, such as it causes pollution, polluting the air quality. It takes too long to get from one station to another, causing many people to get late, and with urban sprawl on the rise, the transit continue to slow down, creating more traffic. There are many ways to avoid these problems. One such way is by expanding the roads to their full capacity so that more cars can drive on the same lane, thus reducing traffic. another way we fix this problem is by adding more biking trails and sidewalks, as well as bike stands and rentals for people to ride on. This will help to reduce the amount of gas emissions in the city and reduce traffic on the streets. Another sustainable way to fix these problems is by improving our transit. We can add underground subways to help reduce traffic on top, as well as an upgrade to new ways of transit, like street cars. They are efficient as a normal bus, but without the pollution of gasoline. We can add new linkages to the roads and have smarter and safer cars that operate by themselves.

Energy and Water:

Energy is power created by the use of physical, chemical, and or natural resources. Currently, we are usIng a lot of non-renewable resources, not using enough renewable resources, and we are causing pollution. The situation at the moment is partially stable but if it is not improved, it will become unsustainable. This is because people have started using energy more than ever and this means that there will be more energy wasted. Depending on the energy used, it can greatly impact the environment. An example is a car, you use energy (fossil fuel based) to fuel the car and burning fossil fuels causes air pollution, which also hurts the atmosphere and other places in Canada. There is some solution to this problems.We can use much more efficient renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power as well as hydro to create energy. We can add limits to how much energy one can use.

Water is a liquid substance that is transparent and odorless. Water can be found in Oceans, lakes, rivers, and other bodies of water. Most of our water comes out of lake Ontario. Approximately 204 billion liters of water is produced every year for the 1.3 billion people in the peel region. The problems that Mississauga is facing right now are leaks (about 60% of the world's water is wasted because of this) (about 518.4 liters wasted per person)increased water usage, low water quality with many harmful chemicals. This is unsustainable because if we continue this way, we may run out of drinking water and most of the water will be contaminated and polluted. Some solutions to fix this problem would be to take smaller showers during you bath. We can also implement water treatment plants to purify the water. You should check you water pipes every year and fix them if necessary.

Urban sprawl:

Urban Sprawl is the uncontrolled expansion of urban areas. It causes many problems, such as the rate of expansion grows drastically, causing traffic and expansion in all areas of the city. A solution to this problem is to grow the city vertically instead of horizontally. This reduces expansions across borders and is an efficient way to grow.

This proves that Canada is one of the greatest countries to live in because it is improving on a daily basis and is moving forward to a more sustainable route that will help build cities like Mississauga in a more efficient way.


In conclusion, Canada is one of the greatest countries to live in because of the change now that will impact it in the future. It has a very stable population with a good immigration history, a good physical environment that will improve, a well-managed plan that will help improve its industries and resources, as well as a new, sustainable way of living in urban communities.