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Canada is a beautiful and welcoming country! Every year thousands of immigrants and visitors come to this land that allows opportunities for quality of life and the possibility of professional and personal growth. Although it is considered a new country with only the 153rd anniversary of the Constitution Act of 1867, which established Canada as a country. This place is a whole lot older than 150 years!To understand what it means to be Canadian, it is important to know about three founding peoples—Aboriginal, French, and British.

The first people here were the First Nations peoples who have had settled and established trade routes across what is now Canada by 1,000 BC to 500 BC. Later, the first European explorers came to these lands in 1497, between 1534 and 1542 the French made their voyages. Finally, the first English settlement occurred in 1604.

Canada is the second-largest country in the world. Canada is located in the North America, and the country is bordered by three oceans: Pacific, Atlantic and Arctic. The land is bordered with the United States.
One another impressive geography feature is that Canada is second in the world for having the most freshwater resources.

Canada has 2 official languages: English and French. All federal government institutions and many businesses offer bilingual services.

Canada’s population is around 38 million. Most of the population lives in the border with the US.
Provinces and Territories : Canada has ten provinces and three territories. Each province and territory have its own capital city.
Canada’s largest cities include:

Toronto: Located in the province of Ontario.
Montreal: Located in the province of Quebec.
Vancouver: Located in the Province of British Columbia
Calgary: Located in the Province of Alberta
Edmonton: Located in the Province of Alberta
Ottawa-Gatineau: Located between the Provinces of Ontario and Quebec
What Province can you find us? British Columbia Discover More

Yes, Victoria is the only large Canadian city to not normally drop down to -10 degrees Celsius (14 degrees Fahrenheit) during winter. Another bonus is that it only snows from 2 to 5 days for the whole year!

Many may not know; Victoria is the capital of British Columbia and it is in the southern tip of Vancouver Island. The city is well known to be one of the best spots for whale watching with many Orcas, humpback whales, and Pacific gray whales coming every year, scuba diving trips because of its marine diversity and water clarity, an average of 200 cruise ships visit per year, many other outdoor and historic trips activities.

Vancouver Island is a beautiful place to live and very welcoming to small or large families. Our immigration consult has been living in the island for about 4 years now and she has greatly enjoying living here and has found that Victoria provides all the calm and safe environment she was looking for her family.

The city population is around 150,000 and the Greater Victoria Area has a population of 401,770, the whole Island has about 850,000 habitants. If you are looking for a beautiful and calm place to live, remarkably close to the nature and where you can find all you want in the Island from skiing, snowboarding, surfing, biking, hiking, wind surfing and sailing. Along with that, for those who miss the big and populated cities, the Island is one hour and half away by ferry from Vancouver city.

Victoria – A vibrant urban centre with an abundance of recreational and cultural opportunities. Structured with an international airport, 1 seaport, 2 universities and 4 colleges, 18 theatres, and 15 museums including galleries.
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Nanaimo – Located on central Vancouver Island, this harbour city is a convenient access point to the Vancouver mainland. The population is estimated in 100,000, it has it own provincial airport, 1 huge harbour, 1 university and 3 colleges, 12 theatres, and 4 museums including galleries
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Campbell River – Dubbed the “Salmon Capital of the World”, it is the third largest city on the island, with a population of more than 37,500, 4 colleges, 5 provincial parks, 2 theatres and 4 museums including galleries.
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Gulf Islands – A laid back, close-knit community flourishing with artisans and spectacular ocean scenery. Estimated population 26,000. Residents can travel to the Nanaimo or other cities to study in the universities or colleges. Transportation is by ferry or float planes.

Main Islands

  • Gabriola Island – Just a short ferry from Nanaimo.
  • Thetis Island – Connected by ferry from Chemainus.
  • Kuper Island – Home of the Penelakut First Nation.
  • Salt Spring Island – The largest and most populated Gulf Island.
  • Galiano Island – Long and narrow. Galiano is the second largest of the Gulf Islands.
  • Mayne Island – Directly across Active Pass from Galiano Island.
  • Pender Island – Actually two islands, North and South, connected by a bridge.
  • Saturna Island – Remote and unspoiled.

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Port Hardy – Around 5000 habitants -Pristine & rugged landscapes with rich cultural, and wildlife. Structured with a local airport, 1 harbour, 1 college, 2 theatres, and 3 museums.