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GDP (purchasing power parity): $1.285 trillion
GDP – per capita (PPP): $38,400
English (official) 58.8%, French (official) 21.6%, others 19.6% (2006 Census)
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Canada is the second largest country in the world after Russia and one of only 15 nations with a GDP of over $1 trillion.
It is a multiracial culture composed of people who originated from the British Isles, 28%; French, 23%; other Europeans, 15%; American Indians, 2%; and other races, mostly Asians, Africans, and Arabs.
Canada’s racial mix is reflective of its rich history and culture, which began with the arrival of Paleo-Indians thousands of years ago. The native Indians developed their own laws and cultures; they had a thriving civilization long before the arrival of Europeans in the late 15th and 16th Centuries.
In the 15th Century, French and British expeditions explored Canada and settled along the Atlantic Coast. However, France gave up almost all of its colonies in North America after the Seven Years’ War. These former French territories also came under the control of the British Empire after the 1763 Treaty of Paris and would later become part of present-day Canada.
In 1867, they formed a confederation called Canada, which started the long process of consolidating more provinces and territories in the area and seeking autonomy from the United Kingdom. This concluded with the signing of the Canada Act of 1982, officially cutting off Canada’s legal dependence on the British Parliament.
Canada and the United States have similar market-oriented economic systems, patterns of production, and high quality of life. Since World War II, the remarkable expansion of Canada’s manufacturing, mining and service sectors transformed the once largely rural economy into an industrial and urban hub.
Preferential trade agreements with the United States through the 1989 US-Canada Free Trade Agreement and Mexico through the North American Free Trade Agreement triggered a remarkable increase in trade and economic integration with the US and Mexico, two of Canada’s major trading partners.
Canada exports about 80% of its produce to the USA and enjoys a trade surplus over its equally wealthy neighbor. Canada is a major US supplier of energy, including crude oil, gas, uranium, and electric power. With its natural energy resource, skilled labor force, and close strategic location to a vital market, Canada enjoyed solid economic growth from 1993 through 2007. With an estimated GDP per capita of $38,400, it ranks 27th among the world’s wealthiest nations.
As one of the United States’ major trade partners, Canada was not spared the global economic crisis as it dropped into a stinging recession in the last quarter of 2008. It posted a sharp fiscal deficit in 2009 after 12 years of surplus.
Nevertheless, Canada’s major financial institutions quickly recovered from the financial crisis in the light of their tradition of conservative lending practices, sound fundamentals, and strong capitalization.