Canada Background Information

A land of vast distances and rich natural resources, Canada became a self-governing dominion in 1867 while retaining ties to the British crown. Economically and technologically the nation has developed in parallel with the US, its neighbor to the south across an unfortified border. Canada faces the political challenges of meeting public demands for quality improvements in health care and education services, as well as responding to separatist concerns in predominantly francophone Quebec. Canada also aims to develop its diverse energy resources while maintaining its commitment to the environment.

Canada Quickstats

  • Population: 33,390,141 (July 2007 est.)
  • Area: 9,984,670 sq km
  • Density: 3.2 /km² (219th)
  • GDP (total): $1.165 trillion (11th)
  • GDP (per capita): $35,200 (7th)
  • Literacy: 99%

Languages of Canada

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  • Currency: Canadian dollar ($) (CAD)
  • Dial code: +1

International Trade

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Canada Internet

  • Usage: 22,000,000
  • Penetration: 67.8 %
  • Top Domain: .ca

WT eBusiness info:

  • Success Ranking: 100
  • Market testing: Untested
  • Overall risk: High
  • Overall reward: Low


  • Tourism: 10%
  • eCommerce: 10%
  • Gaming: 10%
  • eLearning: 10%

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