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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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What is NEXUS? What are the benefits of being a member?

Travelers going to the NEXUS lane

If you are frequent traveler, chances are you have noticed the NEXUS sign at most ports of entry to Canada… Read more »

Participating in the Manitoba Election

directional signs saying "Choice"

The province will have an early election this term. The premier moved up the provincial election to September 10 this… Read more »

Why (and how) you should participate in the Federal Election

door to an Elections Canada polling station

Canadians will flock to the polls in October this year to make an important choice. Federal Elections will be held… Read more »

Who are Canada’s founding peoples?

Illustration of Jacques Cartier meeting with Indigenous Peoples in 1535

Canada has always been known as a multicultural country. But has it always been so? Have you ever wondered who… Read more »

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Participating in the Manitoba Election

directional signs saying "Choice"

The province will have an early election this term. The premier moved up the provincial election to September 10 this… Read more »

10 amazing facts about Canada’s geography

Aerial view of Wasaga Beach in Ontario

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

Curious about cannabis? Here’s what you need to know about cannabis in Canada

leaves of cannabis sativa plant

First off, what is cannabis? Cannabis is commonly known as marijuana. It is from a plant called Cannabis sativa. This… Read more »

Did you know that Canada Day used to be called Dominion Day?

Painting of Fathers of Confederation

Of course you know that July 1 is Canada Day, the country’s birthday. But did you know that the celebration… Read more »

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Voting in Municipal Elections in Manitoba

Winnipeg City Hall, Manitoba Canada

Voting in any election may seem a little confusing at times. Municipal elections are no exception. Attend this workshop to… Read more »

Voting in Provincial Elections in Manitoba

Golden Boy on top of Manitoba Legislature

Voting in Federal Elections in Canada

red maple leaf with white check mark in the middle

Voting in Canada. Does the thought of this seem overwhelming or complicated? Join this workshop to learn how uncomplicated it… Read more »

Rights and responsibilities of Canadian residents and citizens

Image of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Attend this workshop to learn everything you need to know as a resident or citizen of Canada!

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