The overall median age in Canada is 41.8 years old, with the median age for males being 40.6 years old and the median age for females being 43.1 years old (Facts on File, Inc., 2016). The overall average life expectancy in Canada is 81.6 years old, with a life expectancy for males being 79.15 years old and a life expectancy for females being 84.52 years old (Facts on File, Inc., 2016). The annual death rate in Canada is 8.42 deaths per 1,000 people and the birth rate is 10.28 births per 1,000 people, with an annual population growth rate of .75%. (Facts on File, Inc., 2016). The overall annual infant mortality rate in Canada is 4.71 deaths per 1,000 births, with male infants accounting for 5.04 deaths per 1,000 births and females accounting for 4.37 deaths per 1,000 births (Facts on File, Inc., 2016).
Investing In Canada Investing In Canada - Factors that are attractive for direct investment in Canada. Canada is the second largest country in the world, occupying close to 10 million square kilometres of land bounded by the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic oceans. Canada shares a 6,000 kilometre border and the five largest freshwater lakes in the world with the United States. Known as the Great Lakes, they provide a route to the Atlantic via the St.- Lawrence Seaway, permitting direct access to international markets. More international companies are investing in Canada.
A recent poll said that eight out of ten Canadian’s have considered moving to the U.S. Eighty one percent say that the biggest lure is the higher pay. “Just over 4,600 post-secondary graduates from the class of 1995 were living in the United States as of the summer of 1997. By the time of the survey in March 1999, about 830 (18%) of these graduates had moved back to Canada”.
Canada is a country of approximately 28,000,000 people and the U.S. a country of about 280,000,000. The extra "0" means the U.S. in ten times greater then Canada in population size. The implications of this are enormous. Because of the difference in size it is logical to assume that the average Canadian firm is about ten times smaller then its U.S. counterpart. As an example, Bell Canada (Canada's major telecommunications company) is worth an estimated 9 billion dollars.
U.S. takes 75 percent of the Canada’s total export, and the whole export accounts for 40 percent of Canada’s GDP. By analyzing data from Bank of Canada, the average exchange rate (CAD/USD) is 0.7648 in October 2015, and October’s number is higher than the previous two months, which are 0.7595 and 0.7538 (出处according to the “Trading Economics”) Moreover, Canada’s trade gap was enlarged from 2.32 billion to 2.76 from previous two months to October 2015. The total export was dropped by 1.8% and the main reason was lost a sale of 2.8% from the United Stated trading. Trace back to 2013, Canada’s exchange rate (CAD/USD) was 0.9977. We assume that if Canada undertook the fixed exchange rate at 0.9977, and executed the rate during depression, the situation of deficit would be even worse.
The GNP per capita (1991) was $19,934 (in millions). The annual GNP growth was 3.4%. The amount of GNP for defence was 2.2%. The majority of workers in Canada are in the Service field (73%), Industry has 23% of the workers, and Agriculture has the remaining 4% of the labour workforce. Canada has an unemployment rate of 9.5% and an inflation rate of 2.3%.
About 95% of Canada is 14°F and below. America’s winter is about 23°F-41°F. The dramatic difference may have affected the difference of population. The average population in Canada is 26 people per mi. ², compared to 128 people per mi.
Production value comes to $135 419 millions. Manufacturing firms with less than 200 employees represent 96% of total number of manufacturing firms in Canada, employing 47% of Canadian labor force involved in processing industry. In Quebec, the manufacturing sector generates over 20% of province’s GDP. Close to 11000 firms are operating, employing some 548 400 people. In Quebec, firms employing fewer than 200 people represent also 96% of the total number of manufacturing establishments.
We all know Canada as a caring and generous nation. It is one of the wealthiest nations in the world and has a very high standard of living (the fourth highest in the world). Unfortunately, there is a side of Canada that is hidden from the majority of the world, and it is scar for those who know about it. In the fall of 1989, the House of Commons passed a resolution stating that “This House seeks to achieve the goal of eliminating poverty among Canadian children by the year 2000.” It is now 2009, more than two decades after the plan was proposed, and almost a decade after the 2000 deadline. However, this problem has only been getting worse.
126.96.36.199 Facts and Figures on Canadian Women Entrepreneurs The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service, 2013 • There were 950,000 self-employed women in Canada in 2012, accounting for 35.6% of all self-employed persons. • In 2010, Quebec had the highest proportion of majority-owned female SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprise) at 19 percent, followed by Atlantic Canada, Ontario, and then the Prairies and British Columbia. • 47% are