32 Facts About Canada You Should Know

Read through these three sections; Education, Climate and General facts about Canada before your trip.

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Canada is one of the most visited countries in North America, the third (3rd), after USA and Mexico. These facts about Canada will help you as a student, tourist or someone planning to migrate permanently with his or her family. Afterall, according to Reach Immigration, Canada ranked the second (2nd), in the US News, as one of the best countries of the world, based on; strong and stable economy, opportunities for Federal Skilled Trades Program (Entry Program) and PNP Entrepreneur Program.

Brief Information about Canada.

Canada is the second largest country in the world, covering over 9.98 million square kilometers (3.85 million square miles), this makes it after Russia. As big as Canada is, it is sparsely populated. Canada is a bilingual country; English and French. Canada’s advanced economy is the eighth largest in the world, relying chiefly upon its abundant natural resources and well-developed international trade networks. By land, Canada shares borders only with the United States.

Our 32 mind-blowing facts about Canada are into three sections; Education, Climate and General facts about Canada. Plus e-postal on Canada migration statistics.

Facts about Canadian Education

These are cool facts about Canada. Nine (9) facts are highlight here. From them, you will have better understanding about Canadian education system and the best universities in Canada you can apply to, as a student.

  • Canada is one of the most educated countries in the world.
  • It spends 6% of its GDP on education, higher than the average spending among other OECD.
  • School in Canada is divided into three levels: primary, secondary, and post-secondary.
  • Top 5 universities in Canada are; University of Toronto, MCGill university, University of British Columbia, University de Montreal, University of Alberta.
  • The first hockey association in the world was first founded by the students of McGill university
  • The University of Alberta has an underground tunnel system that spans 14km.
  • Top 5 best scholarship universities for Africans in Canada; Humber college, McGill university, University of Toronto, University of Alberta, University of British Columbia. Careergigo immigration hub
  • Top 5 most in-demand careers in Canada are; IT and Support Desk Specialists, Administrative Assistants, Cyber Security Specialists, Web Developers, Mobile Application Developers.
  • International students can work with their studies in Canada for 20 hours anywhere in Canada without a work permit. Only for full-time students.

Facts About Canada Geography and Climate

  • By land, Canada shares borders only with the United States.
  • In Canada, there are four season; spring, summer, fall and winter.
  • Canada is the second coldest country in the world, after Russia. Antarctica, a free continent, is the coldest.
  • Top 5 coldest cities in Canada include; Winnipeg (Manitoba),  Saguenay (Quebec), Thunder Bay (Ontario), Trois-Rivières (Quebec), and Sudbury (Ontario).

Canada Immigration Statistics, 2019 (e-poster presentation)

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  1. 5,774,342 travel documents were issued to visitors, workers and students.
  2. 404,369 temporary work permits were issued under the temporary foreign worker and international mobility programs.
  3. 74,586 individuals transitioned from temporary to permanent residents.
  4. 341,180 permanent residents were admitted in Canada.
  5. About 8,500 French-speaking permanent residents were admitted to Canada outside Quebec with additional support for francophone communities across Canada.
  6. IRCC created, implemented, and expanded 10 different programs and initiatives related to GBA+.
  7. Permanent and non-permanent immigration accounted for over 80% of Canada’s population growth.
  8. About 58% of permanent residents admitted under the economic category.
  9. 30,087 refugee resettled, the highest number of any state worldwide.

Source: Government of Canada

Canada Immigration Statistics, 2020 (e-poster presentation)

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  1. 184,606 permanent residents were welcomed into Canada.
  2. 906,119 Travel documents were issued.
  3. 51,011 individuals transitioned from temporary to permanent residents.
  4. 5,756 French-speaking permanent residents were admitted to communities in Canada outside of Quebec


  1. IRCC implemented a temporary public policy to facilitate the granting of permanent residence for certain refugee claimants working in the health care sector during the COVID‑19 pandemic.
  2. 49,290 individuals were reunited with their close family members.

Temporary Residents

  1. There was a total of 256,740 study permit holders.
  2. There was a total of 326,116 temporary work permit holders under the temporary foreign worker and international mobility programs.


Over the past five years, immigration has accounted for over three quarters of Canada’s total population growth, but that figure dropped to 58% in 2020, due to border closures and other impacts of the pandemic.

IRCC Funding

  1. 500 funded service provider organizations provided settlement services to over 409,000 clients.
  2. 34 resettlement service provider organizations in Canada were funded and supported close to 8,000 refugees

Source: Government of Canada

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General Facts About Canada.

In the 20 facts about Canada below, you will see funny facts about Canada, mind blowing facts about Canada and Strange facts about Canada. Each of them with an inportant knowledge about Canada.

  • Canada has two official languages, English and French.
  • Canada has the longest coastlines in the world.
  • Both the French and British had the history of colonialism in Canada.
  • The coldest ever recorded in Canada was -63°C  (-81.4°F).
  • Canada has one of the highest immigration rates in the world.
  • Without lakes, Canada would have been the 4th largest in the world
  • Canada officially became independent from Britain in 1982.
  • Toronto has the world’s biggest underground shopping complex.
  • Canada average life expectancy is 81.
  • Canada is the number one donut consumer in the world.
  • It is illegal to lock your front door or car door in the town of Churchill, Manitoba in case of a polar bear attack. A means of safety for everyone. 
  • Canada has more lakes than all lakes in the world combined.
  • Telephone was invented in Canada.
  • Canada has 10% of the world’s forest.
  • While 15.9% of the population is 65 or older, the other 68.5% are between the ages of 15 and 64.
  • The median age in Canada is 41 years.
  • Canadian has 6 time zones.
  • Canada is the 5th largest diamond producer in the world by volume and the 3rd largest in terms of value.
  • Ocean Falls, British Columbia has on average 330 days of rain per year.

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