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There is more to Canada than meets the eye. Aside from its lakes and legendary winters, the country is renowned for its friendly, fun-loving and welcoming people. Read more and find out why Canada has consistently come out as number one in the list of countries with the best reputation.


Quick Facts

  • The name Canada originated from a Saint Lawrence Iroqouian word kanata which means settlement or village.
  • Hockey and Lacrosse are Canada’s national sports.
  • The national symbol for Canada is the maple leaf.

 

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5 things you need to know about the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

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This Thursday, September 30, 2021, is the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Here’s what you need to know… Read more »

5 things to know about the Federal Election

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Canadians will flock to the polls on September 20, 2021 to make an important choice. As early as now, you… Read more »

Taking the online citizenship test? Here are 3 tips for success

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Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada is now piloting online citizenship exams for those whose tests were cancelled due to the… Read more »

8 quick facts newcomers should know about Remembrance Day

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November 11 is Remembrance Day. Do you know what we’re remembering? What’s it about? Remembrance Day commemorates the moment armies… Read more »

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Moving to Canada? Here’s a checklist to help you out

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Congratulations! With your travel papers now on hand, you can now start preparing for your move to Canada. We know… Read more »

5 holiday symbols and what they mean

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Around late October right after all the Halloween excitement has died down, you will notice that people start putting up… Read more »

10 amazing facts about Canada’s geography

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From its majestic mountains and green forests to its bustling cities, this beautiful land we’ve chosen to live in is… Read more »

Unique New Year traditions all over the world

How do people ring in the new year in other countries? The ways are as varied as can be. But… Read more »

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