Canada has earned a well-deserved reputation as one of the friendliest and least corrupt countries. It’s the tenth-largest global economy and residents enjoy an excellent work-life balance and living conditions. Canadians also prioritize education: 40% of residents have upper and post-secondary degrees; 41% have tertiary degrees.
Canada and the United States share the world's longest international border, 5,525 miles end-to-end. Fortunately for travelers, their capital cities, Ottawa and Washintgon, DC are only 569 miles by car.
Despite the land mass, Canada is one of the world's least populated countries. It's also one of the safest places to live. Natural resources, including abundant petroleum and natural gas, are valued at $33.2 trillion.
The ten provinces and three territories include two deserts and more than 180 tree species, making up 10% of the world's forests. The country stretches east-to-west from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean and northward into the Arctic Ocean. Reading is a favorite national pastime along with cooking & baking, outdoor activities, traveling, and spending time with their pets. In 1994, the National Sports of Canada Act named hockey the official winter sport of the country.
The World Bank classifies Canada as a high-income economy with the following trade agreements and alliances: