Canada, the largest country of North America and the second-largest country in the world, “only” has 35 million inhabitants. This makes it a thinly populated, but prosperous country. It is also a very popular travel destination; both for tourists and business travellers.
Many people mainly know Canada for its large cities Quebec, Montréal and Vancouver, even though the much smaller Ottawa is the official capital of Canada. The larger cities of Canada are relatively close to the border with the USA, with which Canada has close ties. Ever since the colonisation of Canada by the Europeans (first the French and later the English), the country has had large amounts of immigration. After the Second World War, many foreigners emigrated to Canada.
In total, roughly 90 percent of the Canadian population consists of immigrants or descendants of those people. About 25% of the Canadian population has a British heritage, while 24% originate from France. But the original inhabitants of Canada, the Inuit and the natives, are still represented in large number in Canadaʼs population. Currently, more than a hundred tribes with a total of over a quarter of a million natives reside in Canada, predominantly hunters and farmers. Currently, the largest group of newcomers are Asians; Vancouver alone has over 100.000 inhabitants with Chinese heritage.
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