Canada is known for the high quality education and life. It is consistently ranked by the UN as one of the best study destinations and quality life in the world. Canada these days has become one of the hot destinations for students not only academically; it also provides off-campus work opportunities for international students. Canadian degrees, diplomas and certificates are highly valued around the globe. The colleges/universities consistently rank among the best in the world for their outstanding quality in education and also internationally acclaimed. Canada is becoming the host country for more than 175,000 international students every year. Over the years, it has become a country of choice for students from different parts of the world.
Canada as a big country has wide range and variety of shopping malls, restaurants, theatres, art galleries and museums. It is well known for numerous parks, gardens and beaches for public and excellent for sports and recreation facilities. There are nearly 41 national parks and national park reserves in Canada. National parks are located in every province and territory, and some have been recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Canada is also a country of diverse geography, and there is much to experience in its great outdoors: from the lush coastline of British Columbia, the majestic Rocky Mountains of Alberta, the big skies of the prairies, to the 'maple sugar country' in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence and the rugged hills and picturesque coastline of the Atlantic Provinces. Canada occupies most of northern North America. It is the world's second largest country by area and extends from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean and northward into the Artic Ocean. Canada shares land borders with the United States to the northwest and south.
A habitat of aboriginal people, Canada was founded in 1867 as a union of British North American colonies. It gained independence from the United Kingdom in an incremental process that ended in 1982. It remains as a commonwealth realm with Queen Elizabeth as its head of state. Canada is a federal constitutional monarchy with parliamentary democracy. Comprising ten provinces and three territories, Canada is a bilingual and multicultural country, with both English and French as official languages. A technologically advanced and industrialized nation, Canada maintains a diversified economy that is heavily reliant upon its abundant natural resources and upon trade - particularly with the United States, with which Canada has had a long and complex relationship.
The government in Canada was basically gone on British system and at present it operates as a federal multiparty constitutional monarchy. When it comes to the matter of provincial governments operate with their own ability to legislate on provincial matters. The head of state is the British queen with a governor general appointed as common wealth representative in Canada. Ottawa is a home to Canada's parliament, House of Commons and senate.
Canada's gross domestic product (GDP) has been growing faster than any other G7 country and its employment is widely spread and strengthened. Canada ranks among the top ten manufacturing nations. Most of Canada's manufacturing industry is in Ontario and Quebec, where motor vehicle production comprises the largest sector within this industry. Other important manufacturing sectors include food and beverages, paper and allied products, primary metals, fabricated metals, petrochemicals and chemicals. The Atlantic, Prairie and Pacific regions of Canada have more natural resource-based economies. The Atlantic Provinces focus on fishing, forestry and mining, while Prairie Provinces are dependent on agriculture and mineral fuels. British Columbia's primary sectors are forestry and mining, as well as tourism.