There were 280,681 new immigrants to Canada in 2010.The top five source countries were the Philippines, India, People’s Republic of China, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Canada’s federal government officially adopted a policy of “multiculturalism” in 1971.
In 1837, rebellions in Upper Canada (led byW.L. Mackenzie) and Lower Canada (led by Louis-Joseph Papineau) set the stage for the arrival of Lord Durham to try and deal with the concerns that led to the rebellions. He recommended inviting Upper and Lower Canada into the Province of Canada—starting Canada on the road to nationhood.
According to the 2006 Census, 6,186,950 people living in Canada were born in another country.That represents 19.8%, or one in five of the total population.
According to Statistics Canada, in 2011 the average number of hours worked in a week, by those employed in Canada was 36.4 hours. On average, men spent more hours at work (39.3) than women (33.0).
There are a number of organizations in Canada that work to support and assist small and medium-sized businesses. These organizations can help business owners with advice and information. See pages 228 and 229 for a list of some of these business organizations. Learn more
Immigrants to Canada in 2010 came from the following regions of the world. Asia and the Pacific – 63,145 Europe – 21,336 Central and South America including the Caribbean – 13,513 Africa and the Middle East – 34,399 United States – 4,578
According to Statistics Canada, the five occupational groups where most women were employed in 2009 were: 1. Business, Finance and Administrative 2. Sales and Service 3. Occupations in Social Science, Education, Government Service and Religion 4. Health 5. Management
Canadian troops played a significant role in the liberation of Holland in World War II.To this day, many Dutch participate in activities to thank Canadians for the role they played.
Major television networks: the CBC, CTV, and Global are the three English networks; Radio-Canada,TVA, and TQS are the three French networks.The CBC and Radio- Canada are two networks funded by the government; the rest are privately owned. Cable and satellite services provide hundreds of stations.There is a fee for these services.