Canada The Best Country To Live In?

Canada has many pros to accommodate their citizens, but can it win over every country in the world? What makes a country the best to live in, is different depending on different people. But, demography, climates, industries within our country and how livable communities are, are all factors of what make the best country to live in geographically. In this flyer, you'll find information about Canada's part of all these topics.

Population, Immigration and Demography and FNMI in Canada

Population is increasing in Canada year by year. Compared to 20 years ago, the amount of people in Canada has grown rapidly in recent years. From 30.7 million people in 2000 to 33.5 million in 2011. The death rate that had been decreasing, played a part in the raise of the population. But now, studies show that our death rate seems like it's going to increase in the near future due to the death of the early baby boomers and because of the elder people in our population. And with this, the birth rate has been decreasing as well. Over the years, many have found contraceptives and other technology to stop the unplanned growth of population. Life expectancy is currently 81.57 years, but if birth rates do decrease, life expectancy will be at about 90. Almost always, the birth rate is higher than the death rate to keep the population going. So, the population will start to decrease if the birth rate really does lower drastically. Currently, the natural birth rate in Canada is around 2.41%. But this isn't it, a lot of Canada's population currently has originated from different countries, meaning, there are many immigrants yearly who move to Canada, but unlike other countries, Canada hasn't only opened information to a few but, opened immigration to many, including, refugees, family class immigrants and economic immigrants. Canada has practically opened its immigration for anyone who doesn't bring in any deadly airborne illnesses, or isn't a criminal. Every year Canada takes in about 250,000 immigrants, which is the primary source of population growth in Canada. Many other countries around the world do not welcome as many immigrants as Canada does, and because we offer much more (pull factors) such as free health care, job opportunities, education and etc. Most immigrants leave all that is behind them to live in a better environment for themselves and future generations, to come to Canada for a safer, cleaner place to live. Our population does increase because of this every year, but Canada is rarely overpopulated. There's a variety of places, that are very populated but balancing out the population, there are other areas where there aren't any people. For example, in Ontario, cities such as Toronto are very overpopulated, but other cities around such as Hamilton, Kitchener, etc, don't have many people. The Aboriginals is another topic. 4.3% of the Canadian population has an Aboriginal identity in Canada. They've been growing drastically over the past 25 years. The Aboriginals have agreed that each Aboriginal couple must have at least 3 kids if able per family to continue and grow their community. In the past, we had been disrespectful towards the FNMI's, to make it up we have given them less taxes to pay and more. There are reserves and other special schools especially made for Aboriginals, which is just a small part of the Indian Act that benefits them.

Landform Regions and Climates

Canada's location is efficient for living and human growth. We experience climate change, a winter and a summer, so, fairy balanced cold and warm weather. Daytime summer temperatures could go as high as 35°C and winter weathers could go as low as -25°C. Although Canada is one country, with overall about the same climates, we have different landform regions that have different climates, agriculture, etc. There's the Canadian Shield, Appalachians, Interior Plains, Western Cordillera, Innuitian Mountains, Great Lakes- St. Lawrence Lowlands, Arctic, and Hudson Bay Lowlands. As you can see, we have a variety to choose from. For those who prefer being near water and in wet climates, with cold winters and a summer that isn't too hot, have the Appalachians and Western Cordillera region to go to, those who prefer cooler areas with shorter summers have the Innuitian Mountains and Arctic & Hudson Bay Lowlands. For longer hotter summers and shorter winters, Canadian shield is best and for those who prefer long hot summers and long cold winters, Great Lakes is the region that suits you. We are surrounded by 2 oceans, depending on the latitude is why the climate is different. Variety is good so it's not boring and the same everywhere you go within a country. Latitude, ocean currents, wind and atmosphere, elevation, relief and near water is a way to determine the climate as well. In each landform region there are different types of natural disasters that could occur, and that have occurred in the past, but Canada knows how to take care of these disasters. We live in a country with barely any worries about any natural disasters, but obviously every place in the world, has had natural disasters. We have learned from some of these experiences and we now advanced technology to help us with it, showing that we know how to take care of ourselves and we've planned out solutions for the worst case scenarios, making sure we've prepared well ahead of time.
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Industries in Canada

Industries include primary, secondary and tertiary. The four main primary industries in Canada are mining, fishing, forestry, and farming. Canada is the second largest exporter of primary forest products in the world. As many probably know, Alberta has a huge production line for oil. Fishing can be done almost anywhere in the country and farming takes place in rural areas. Secondary industries take what's given to them from primary resources and build items with them, for example getting wood and turning it into furniture. Tertiary industries take what's given from secondary industries and distribute them. There are different extracting processes and these primary resources are spread all over the country. This ties in with exporting and importing, Canada exports many of our resources, but we also import from many different countries. In North America, the North America Free Trade Agreement exists. This is a treaty signed in 1994, between Canada, America and Mexico making trade much easier between our continent, excluding taxes between our trades. This strengthens economic growth and supports those living in all three countries in a positive way, as all three depend on each other for trade. For examples, we export a lot of our oil to Americans. Because we have more tax on our items, many people decide to bring over products from the American border, but if you decide to do this, you'll see that the people at the border of each country ask you to pay tax making the purchase, even more expensive than how much it was in Canada including the tax. This is called a tariff, to owe up to how much tax we would've gotten. But, because we have higher tax, we have many more opportunities and coverage than the Americans, don't let the tax think that Canada is too expensive. Industries also covers globalization, such as importing clothes from the developing world. By doing this, our clothes connect to the developing worlds (whoever makes our clothes) paycheck. Globalization is a key factor to making a country the best to live in. Canada is involved with many different countries, proving we could be the best country to live in.
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Livable Communities in Canada

A long time ago, mainly most land was rural areas. But what about now? You would see a lot more urban areas today than back then. Over the years, everything has changed. Now, it's all advanced. The expansion of the urbanization of every city is called urban sprawl. This is happening all over the world. In Canada, there's a lot of urban cities and rarely any areas with farms. Sprawl expands the space one needs to live, slowly expanding the whole city.

Canada has very reliable sources of water. We have lakes, rivers, and other bodies of waters. With techniques, we clean the water thoroughly and possess really clean water. We're known to have the cleanest water. Our transportation is also very planned out. We have buses, trains, subways, and even transportation for the disabled. Each province has their own rules laid out for roads and construction that suits them. Canada knows how to construct areas and build according to what's needed, we are aware of our needs and know how to work efficiently.

A region in Ontario (Peel), has planned to change the way they waste manage. Because picking garbage up every week had caused many problems, the region had thought about picking up garbage and recycle on different weeks, the first week would be garbage and the second week is recycle. As you can see, instead of continuing the harm that picking it up all at once lead to, we had thought of a way to make the city a better place to be. This happens all over Canada, you can see little changes making a city, province or territory a better place to live in.


I think Canada is the best country to live in. We plan according to what makes us a better place to live in, there are a variety of climates, it's a multicultural area with many cultures and backgrounds to choose from, whether its living in a place with many people or not many people at all, or climate. To conclude, I believe no other country can beat Canada's circumstances geographically.