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"Even MOre about Canada" Canada Local Custom Tip by Shara.Buchan

Canada Local Customs: 138 reviews and 102 photos

<li> Population </li>
<p> In 2000, Canada's population was 30.7 million. </p>
<li> Main Cities </li>
<p> The leading Canadian cities are Toronto (4.68 million), Montreal (3.43 million), Vancouver (2.01 million), Ottawa-Hull, the National Capital Region (1.06 million). </p>
<li> Distribution of the Population </li>
<p> A large majority of Canadians, 77 percent, live in cities and towns. </p>
<li> Family Size </li>
<p> In 1998, the average family size was 3.1, including 1.2 children. </p>
<li> Living Standard </li>
<p> Canada ranks sixth in the world in standard of living (measured according to gross domestic product per capita), behind only the United States, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Germany and Japan. Canada's rank among nations tends to rise even higher in assessments that consider gross domestic product per capita along with other factors (e.g., life expectancy, education) that contribute to the overall quality of life. </p>
<li> Health Care and Social Security </li>
<p> Basic health care, with the exception of dental services, is free at the point of delivery. Also, in most cases, prescription drugs are dispensed without charge to people over 65 and social aid recipients. Canada also has an extensive social security network, including an old age pension, a family allowance, unemployment insurance and welfare. </p>

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  • Updated Aug 28, 2003
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