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The geography of Canada is vast and diverse. Occupying
most of the northern portion of North America (41% of
the continent), Canada the world’s second largest
country in total area. Canada’s two greatest rivers are
the St. Lawrence, which drains the Great Lakes and
empties into the Gulf of St. Lawrence, and the Mackenzie,
which empties into the Arctic Ocean and drains a large
part of northwestern Canada. Canada's abundance
of natural resource is reflected in their continued
importance in the economy of Canada. Major resource-
are fisheries, forestry, agriculture, petroleum
products & mining.
Canada became The Dominion of Canada on July 1st, 1867. We officially
became a country in 1982.
Ottawa is the Capital of Canada (located in Ontario).
Canada has 10 provinces and 3 territories.
There are more than 100 national parks and historic sites in Canada.
Great Bear lake is the largest lake in Canada with an area of 31 326 km2.
The National emblem is the maple leaf and has been associated with
Canada since the 1700's.
The National Anthem for Canada is "O Canada" - proclaimed on July 1st
The Canadian dollar is divided into 100 cents (like the American dollar) .
The largest city in Canada is Toronto followed by Montreal, Vancouver,
Ottawa-Hull, and Edmonton.
Official Language is French & English.
Education in Canada is for the most part provided publicly ,
funded and overseen by federal, provincial, and local
governments.Education is within provincial jurisdiction
and the curriculum is overseen by the province. Education
in Canada is generally divided into primary education,
followed by secondary education and post-secondary.
Within the provinces under the ministry of education,
there are district school boards administering the
educational programs. Education is compulsory up to the
age of 16 in every province in Canada, except for Manitoba,
Ontario and New Brunswick, where the compulsory age is
Colleges are accepting 15 yrs of education and Colleges tend to be more
directly career-oriented than universities. This means they offer practical or
hands-on training. Generally, a certificate program is 1 year or less, and a
diploma program is 2 or 3 years. Colleges also have pre-trades and
apprenticeship training, language training and skills upgrading.
Some Ontario colleges focus on agriculture, health science, art or military
Universities are institutions that can grant degrees. All universities have
undergraduate (bachelor's) degrees, and many have graduate (Master's and
doctoral) programs. Universities in Ontario are independent. Although they
receive funding from the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities,
each institution is self-governing and regulates its own programs, admissions
and faculty. Most of the universities are accepting 16 years of education and
their admission requirements are different from Colleges.
Gorge Brown College
Conestoga College and so on…..
Carleton UniversityCarleton University
Concordia UniversityConcordia University
Dalhousie UniversityDalhousie University
McGill UniversityMcGill University
McMaster UniversityMcMaster University
Queen's UniversityQueen's University
Royal Roads UniversityRoyal Roads University
Simon Fraser UniversitySimon Fraser University
University of AlbertaUniversity of Alberta
University of British ColumbiaUniversity of British Columbia
University of CalgaryUniversity of Calgary
University of GuelphUniversity of Guelph
University of ManitobaUniversity of Manitoba
British ColumbiaBritish Columbia
University of OttawaUniversity of Ottawa
University of TorontoUniversity of Toronto
University of VictoriaUniversity of Victoria
The University of WesternThe University of Western
Ontario and so on ……..Ontario and so on ……..