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  1. 1. Manjunathan G
  2. 2. A province is a political boundary that divides Canada into different regions. Provinces are equivalent to our states.
  3. 3. 10 province flags
  4. 4. Toronto is the biggest city in Canada.
  5. 5. • Canada’s two official languages are English and French. • Non-official languages are important in Canada, with over five million people listing one as a first language. Some significant non-official first languages include Chinese (8,53,745 firstlanguage speakers), Italian (4,69,485), German (4,38,080), Punjabi (2,71,220), Tamil (2,00,000).
  6. 6. • Canada is the second largest country in the world, with over 3,851,877 square miles of land. • The International Boundary, the longest border between two nations, 5,525 mile border between Canada and the United States- with 1,538 miles of it lying between Canada and Alaska.
  7. 7. • 7% of Canada’s land mass is covered with over 2 million lakes, the largest being the Northwest Territories’ Great Bear Lake. • An estimated 14% of the world’s fresh water supply is located in Canada. • Some of Canada’s natural resources are; iron ore, nickel, zinc, copper, gold, lead, rare earth elements, molybdenum, potash, diamonds, silver, fish, timber, wildlife, coal, petroleum, natural gas, and hydropower.
  8. 8. There are also impressive mountains. The highest one is Mount Logan (5,959 metres) and the longest river is The Mackenzie.
  9. 9. Just a few National Flag of Canada The Maple Tree The Maple Leaf The Great Seal The Beaver National Horse of Canada Hockey: Canada’s national winter sport The Coat of Arms
  10. 10.  All of Canada uses the Canadian Dollar  There are no 1 or 2 dollar bills in Canada, they have been replaced by the 1 and 2 dollar coins – the “loonie” and the “toonie”.  In history, the Canadian dollar has usually been at least a bit weaker than the United States dollar, but recently the trend has changed.
  11. 11. The family structure in Canada Has been changing and becoming more diverse over the last 30+ years. In 2011, 69.6% of households were family households, 26.8% were one-person households, and 3.7% of households consisted of unrelated persons. In 2011, 68.6% percent of families consisted of a married couple with or without children, 15.5% of families consisted of commonlaw couples and 15.9% of families were single parent families. The dating process usually begins around ages 13-16 in Canada. It’s common for both parents in the family to work outside of the home. The average family size in 2011 was 3 members 43.1% of marriages end in divorce before the 50th anniversary as of 2011. There were 70,226 divorces in 2011.
  12. 12. • Shaking hands is customary when being introduced to someone new in Canada. • Many Canadians expect a firm handshake when meeting or departing as well as good eye contact. • Saying “Hello”, nodding your head, or waving your hand are all acceptable ways to say Hello. • when you have your hands in your pockets, it is considered bad form to speak . • One to two feet of space between two people is the usual personal boundary • Canadians maintain the distance.
  13. 13. ..continued • In Quebec, the "thumbs down” sign is considered offensive, as is slapping an open palm over a closed fist. • The “thumbs up" sign is used to mean "okay” throughout Canada. • Pointing at someone with your index finger is considered rude. • Using a toothpick, brushing your hair, or clipping your fingernails are all things not to do in public.
  14. 14. • It’s not uncommon in Canada for people who don’t know you to greet you with “Hi!” or “how are you?” when walking down the street • Most Canadians only allow guests in rooms of their home that they have designated as public or “guest” rooms. • Many Canadians are non-smokers and they do not allow smoking in their homes or vehicles. • Recycling and not littering are valued behaviors. • A line is usually formed when several people are waiting for something, like at a coffee shop. Lines are first come first serve, and it is considered very rude to cut in. • Bargaining or haggling is not a common practice in Canada other than for things like buying a house, a vehicle, or dealing with a private seller.
  15. 15. • Punctuality is important, but arriving 15 minutes late for a dinner party is acceptable. • Canadians usually have the standard 3 meals a day and sometimes may have tea coffee in the afternoon or a snack break at work. • Elbows should never be on the table when eating. • Eating while walking in public is not acceptable. • In Canada, many people eat with the fork in the left hand and the knife in the right hand for foods that require cutting. • After finishing a meal, eating utensils(plates) should be placed on the plate.
  16. 16. Canadians eat a lot of the same foods that people do in the United States; they have fast food, processed foods, milk, cheese, eggs, breads, fruits, vegetables, pizza, meat, seafood, and so on. Poutine Pierogies Beaver tails
  17. 17.      Canada is the one of the world’s wealthiest nations. Canada is a mixed market. Canada’s national unemployment rate was 8.6%. It is one of the world’s top 10 trading nations. Canada is a mixed market. Since the early 1990s, the Canadian economy has been growing rapidly with low unemployment and large government surpluses on the federal level.
  18. 18.  The Canadian economy is domınated by the service industry.  Canada is one of the few developed nations that are net exporters of energy.  Canada is a member of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the G8.
  19. 19. Canada is one of the world’s largest suppliers of agricultural products.
  20. 20. Which country does Canada import most of its goods from?
  21. 21. Office Machinery
  22. 22. Where does Canada export most of its goods to?
  23. 23. Metals Wheat Lumber Newsprint
  24. 24. Fundy Bay Toronto Zoo Yonge Square Science Center Ontario
  25. 25. Canada is a developed country.
  26. 26. Some common Canadian favorites are – Poutine: Fries layered with gravy and cheese curds ; chicken wings: Fried chicken wings with a variety of different sauces ; Pierogies: A dough dumpling stuffed with a filling like cheese, meat, and/or potatoes ; Elk, moose, buffalo, and deer; Tim Hortons Donuts ; Beaver Tails: A type of pastry ; Maple syrup ; East coast seafood71 ; Kraft macaroni and cheese71 ; Beer71 from one of the many local breweries ; Subway ; Raspberries ; Waffles ; Stews ; Flax ; Quinoa ; Muffins..