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Top 10 facts about Canada




1. Geography and population of Canada
2. Official language in Canada
3. Currency in Canada
4. Internet in Canada
5. Economic development in Canada
6. Job in Canada
7. Working days and holidays in Canada
8. Canadian mentality
9. Advertising in Canada
10. Cryptocurrency in Canada

1. Geography and population of Canada

Canada is located in the northern part of North America. The area is 10 thousand km2. By the size of the territory Canada took the 2nd place in the world after the Russian Federation.
General information for Canada:
• The capital city: Ottawa
• Area: 10 thousand km2
• International Direct Dial Code: +1
• Top-level domain/ TLD: .ca
• Population: 38,000,000

Ottawa is the capital of Canada. In 2019 the population of Ottawa reached 1,000,000. Time zone: UTC-5 (GMT-5). Canada has 6 time zones, from Vancouver (UTC / GMT − 8) to St. John's (UTC / GMT − 3: 30). Demographics: 47% male/ female 53%. Age: The average age in Canada is 40.5 years. Nationality: Canada is an extremely multicultural country with a majority of the population of immigrants. Today, there are about 34 ethnic groups among Canadians: Canadians (32%), British (21%), French (16%), as well as Scots, Irish, Germans, Italians, etc.

2. Official language in Canada

There are two official languages in the country - English and French. English is the most popular language, and any resident here will understand you. In Canada about 20% of the population speaks French.

3. Currency in Canada

The main currency in the country is CAD, the Canadian dollar.

1C $ * ≈ 0.8 $

*CAD - Canadian dollar (at the exchange rate for January 2021)

4. Internet in Canada

Canada is ranked 21st in the world for Internet using. 90% of the population here are active users.

The most visited Internet resources in Canada:
1st - Google.com
2nd - Youtube.com
3rd - Facebook
4th - Google.ca
5th - Amazon.ca
6th - Twitter.com
7th - Wikipedia.org
8th - Yahoo.com
9th - Live.com
10th - Reddit.com
11th - Instagram
12th – Netflix

5. Economic development of Canada

- Canada ranks 14th in the world in terms of GDP and has the best conditions for investing and developing technology business projects;
- The country is one of the most successful and stable countries in the world. High level of GDP, creates a comfortable life and a large salary;
- Almost 80% of the adult population is interested in making money online;
- 76% of Canadians consider online earnings progressive and stable;
- 3% of Canadians out of 36.7 million people are convinced to making money online.

6. Job in Canada

Canada is one of the most developed and prosperous countries. Living standards in Canada are recognized as one of the highest in the world in 2019-2020.

According to 2020, the highest average salary is in the province of Alberta. Canadians earn the least in a small area of Prince Edward Island.

The average Canadian earnings in 1 year is about $42,000.

Average salary by region/ per month (Canadian dollars):
- Alberta $5,000
- Labrado $4,500
- Ontario $4,400
- Quebec $4,000
- Nova Scotia $3,800
Average salary by occupation/ per year (Canadian dollars):
- official $76,000
- manager/ clerk $50,000
- teacher $42,000
- bus driver $40,000
- sales assistant $37,000

7. Working days and weekends in Canada

Statistics with number of weekends and holidays per year in Canada:

• 1,700 working hours per year
• 40 hours per work week
• 9 non-working days/ holidays per year
• 19 days of paid vacation
Most Canadians work full time from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. The working day in Canada starts early. Most often, it starts at 7:00 o'clock (shops, service sector, as well as construction sites), or 8:00 o'clock in the morning. Office clerks start their work at 9:00. At 3:00 pm, people begin to move towards home, and 5:00 pm is the rush hour for traffic jams due to people returning home from work.
As a rule, the working day lasts 8 hours and rarely exceeds this standard. The working week lasts 5 days, Saturday and Sunday are days off for the most of Canadians.
There are two national holidays in this country: Canada Day (July 1) and Victoria Day (Monday before May 25).

8. Canadian mentality

The main points of the Canadian character are a great love of life, British restraint and high self-control. Canadians are quite different from their southern neighbors - the Americans, and closer in spirit to the people of Britain. They have a special English humor and the inimitable style of the islanders.

The Canadian believe that he must strive for complete self-sufficiency and independence. Therefore, first of all, he considers himself a person, an individual, and not a member of a family, work collective or social group.

Success for a Canadian is expressed, first of all, in a good salary, own house, a prestigious car, etc. Only through hard work, Canadians have managed to achieve a high standard of living and make their country one of the most favorable places in the world to live.

In Canada, all segments of the population respect money and position in society. An ordinary Canadian, both a child and an adult, knows that the one who drives a luxurious Lexus did not steal money, but earned it. Hence the honor to work, honor to education, hence the norms of behavior.


9. Advertising in Canada

A healthy sense of humor and the ability to laugh at yourself, at your habits and mentality is an integral part of the psychology of Canadian advertising.
Everyone is tired of obvious obtrusive ads like “buy”, “drink”, “cheap”. Internet advertising specialists have a great idea - contextual advertising on their web pages. So, Canadians very often use this approach for unobtrusive advertising.
Color preferences of Canadians
In the Kanata area of Ottawa, residents are not allowed to paint their garage doors and house doors in purple. We strictly recommend you also stop using this color in your creatives.

Unusual facts:

• In Ottawa, on Bank Street, ice cream is not allowed on Sundays;
• Climbing trees is prohibited by law in Oshawa;
• In the town of Uxbridge, it is forbidden to have Internet speeds exceeding 56K.



10. Cryptocurrency in Canada

Canada allows to use cryptocurrencies now. The Canadian Tax Agency defines cryptocurrency as a commodity. Using cryptocurrency to pay for goods or services should be treated as a barter transaction.
93% of Canadians with high financial literacy know about cryptocurrencies, compared with 73% in the low literacy group. Young, educated, high-income men are most likely to invest in digital assets.
The global cryptocurrency market over the past year, which can be called "the year of digital coin breakthrough", has christened many states and made them centers for the management of financial companies working closely in the cryptocurrency-related industry. Canada is one of the countries that has taken seriously the concepts of "digital economy", "Bitcoin" and "cryptocurrency". Today, Canada is one of the places where you can find very high-quality trading platforms, blockchain projects and ICOs.
Canada is an active supporter of cryptocurrencies. It ranks 2nd in the world after the United States in the number of Bitcoin ATMs

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