Canada has a population of 33 million people. It is the second largest country in terms of area. Toronto (5 million), Montreal (3.6 million) and Vancouver (2.1 million) are the largest cities.
About 25% of Canadians speak French. Nearly all the French speakers live in Quebec province.
There are 10 provinces and 3 territories in Canada.
Canada has 3 coasts. On the West coast the weather is mild year round. On the East coast it is cold. In the north the weather is very, very cold.
Every year Canada lets in about 250 000 new immigrants and 30 000 refugees. This keeps the population young as the birth rate is low in Canada.
If you speak both English and French it is easy to get a government job.
In Canada we have 5 national parties: the Conservatives (who are in power now), the Liberals, the NDP (a socialist party), the Greens (an environmental party) and the Bloc Quebecois (who want to separate Quebec from Canada).
There will be a Federal election on October 19th.
Some new immigrants have difficulty finding work when they first get to Canada as their English is not good enough. So it is important to study English as much as possible.
But modern Canada is multi-ethnic and in the big cities you can see so many different peoples from all over the world. Some people say Canada is the most ethnically diverse country in the whole world.
Canada is a safe, healthy place.