Canada's Global Connections:
Globalization Web Search
Complete a web search to crack a secret code!
1. I will understand the influence of globalization and role of transnational corporations in Canada's international trade.
2. I will have an understanding of Canada's trade partner's ranking in the world and the statistics we use to compare nations.
3. I know the natural resources our nation exports and the current issues involved in the distribution of these resources.
Globalization- trade and transnational corporations
While watching the video, generate your own definition of what globalization is and what multinational corporations are.
What two big factors does globalization have on a country? For each factor, write two sentences describing how globalization influences a country.
Identify one negative and one positive of multinational corporations.
Comparing Canada's International Partners
Using the website, http://www.tradingeconomics.com research the following questions to compare how Canada ranks in comparison to other nations.
List the 5 nations with the highest GDP in order from 1st to 5th.
What is the GDP per capita for Canada's top 5 trade partners?
What is the corporate tax rate % (how much tax companies have to pay on earnings) in Canada, United States & Mexico?
How many barrels of oil does Canada, Mexico, The United States & Russia each produce?
What is Canada's rank in the world for oil production?
Canada's Natural Resource Economy
How much are the 600 resource projects in Canada valued at?
What resource(s) are key for Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec & Newfoundland?
Keystone XL Pipeline
Keystone XL Pipeline: quick facts
How big is this pipeline project?
Why is this pipeline important to the Alberta tar sands?
What are some of the reasons this pipeline is being opposed?
What are the arguments in favour of the pipeline?
Mississauga: Information & Communications Technology Sector
Read the section titled "Our Strategic Location" on page 4 of the PDF. How is Mississauga marketing itself as an excellent location to establish a multinational ICT business? Identify the competitive advantages of location, cost and workforce. What % of the GTA's workforce does Mississauga employ?
Unlock the missing letters to get the domain:
www.smore.com/ __ __ __ __ __ -cgc1d0-climate-change-blog
All letter are in lower case.
First blank: First letter of the nation with the second highest GDP
Second blank: First letter of Saskatchewan's nuclear power resource
Third blank: First letter (when spelled) of the time it takes to travel to the U.S. border from Mississauga
Fourth blank: First number in the length of the keystone pipeline
Fifth blank: Fill in the missing letter "The Keystone __L pipeline is a proposed pipeline from Alberta to Nebraska."