Canada’s population is made up of 200 different ethnic origins. By comparison, the 1901 Census counted about 25 different ethnic groups in Canada.
The average income of a person with less than a high school graduation certificate in Canada in 2006 was $20,833.The average income for a person with a university degree was $58,767.
There are a number of business associations in Canada that business people join as members.They join to get information, services, advice, and assistance from the associations. See pages 228 and 229 for a list of some of Canada’s major business associations. Learn more
According to the 2011 Census, nearly one out of three Canadians was a babyboomer (born between 1946 and 1965). There were approx. 4.4 million Canadians aged 55 to 64 and approx. 1.3 million Canadians aged 80 and over.
In terms of capitals and major cities, St. John’s, Newfoundland has the largest amount of precipitation each year (1,487 mm and 217 wet days).Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories has the lowest (267 mm and 118 wet days).
Some common business practices and customs would include: not smoking in meetings, particularly in workplaces and public places where smoking is prohibited by municipal and provincial legislation and being honest and ethical in business matters.
Canadian products have labels in both official languages: English and French. Food products should also have labels with ingredients and nutritional value..
According to Statistics Canada, Canada’s population grew by 5.9% between 2006 and 2011.
In 2011, 3,633,447 people worked for governments in Canada and 427,069 worked for the federal government and 356,830 worked for provincial and territorial governments.
Some common business practices and customs would include: not swearing in business meetings, paying for a lunch or dinner if you extended the invitation, and ensuring there is no unpleasant body odor.