Most people will become uncomfortable if you stand too close to them. Whenever possible, give people some “personal space,” for example, the distance of a handshake. In crowded situations such as on a bus or subway, this may not be possible.
As of 2011, the populations of some of Canada’s largest cities: Toronto . . . . . . . . . . . 5,583,064 Montreal. . . . . . . . . . . 3,824,221 Vancouver . . . . . . . . . 2,313,328 Ottawa/Gatineau . . . . 1,236,324 Calgary . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,214,839 Edmonton . . . . . . . . . 1,159,869
Many of the Sector Councils have links to companies/employers in their sector. Visit the Sector Council web sites to explore the links to employers. Learn more
There are many newspapers, radio stations, and television stations that focus on cultural groups in Canada. Many of the newspapers and radio stations can be accessed on the Internet. Learn more
According to the 2011 Census, after Canadian (57.8%), the other most frequently reported origins were English, French, Scottish, Irish, German, Italian, Chinese, North American Indian, and Ukrainian.
In 1984, Marc Garneau became the first Canadian to travel in space (aboard the U.S. Shuttle Challenger). In 1992, Roberta Bondar became the first Canadian woman to travel in space, aboard the U.S. Shuttle Discovery.
Famous Canadians include Jim Carrey, Céline Dion, Shania Twain, Christopher Plummer,Wayne Gretzky, Justin Bieber, James Cameron, Michael J. Fox, and Mike Myers.To learn more about “famous Canadians,” you can link to a number of web sites. Learn more
According to the 2006 Census, the visible minority population accounts for 16.2% of Canada’s population.
In 1981,Terry Fox ran his “Marathon of Hope” to raise money to fight cancer – the disease that took his leg. During his run, he became ill again and died that year from the disease. He raised millions of dollars and each year there are “runs” in his name around the world.
Some 33,000 passengers bound for the United States on 9/11 were rerouted to Canada.This included about 6,600 passengers who were rerouted to Gander, Newfoundland. Gander has a population of around 10,000.