Canada is the world’s second largest country and yet it is home to only about 0.5% of the world’s total population. Thanks to their incredible wealth of natural resources they have high energy production, which paired with the low population, makes Canada one of the major economies of the world, helped by a strong services industry and healthy tech and automotive industries. It is a highly developed nation with one of the largest economies, impacting much of global trade.
“The fact is, Canadians understand that immigration, that people fleeing for their lives, that people wanting to build a better life for themselves and their kids is what created Canada, it’s what created North America.”
– Justin Trudeau – 23rd and current prime minister of Canada
Immigration has traditionally been used as a means to increase the population of Canada in order to expand the workforce and domestic markets. As a result of this, immigrants now contribute to around one sixth of Canada’s total population, making it a highly diverse country with an assortment of cultures. Immigrant groups have managed to maintain their cultural identity since they have tended to settle in particular locales. The immigration policy has been non-discriminatory regarding ethnicity however, people with capital to invest or special talents are given preference.