So I've been looking for what country I'll be staying in after Donald Trump becomes President......God forbid. Well I've come upon one country I'm in love with. Canada is one of the least thought about countries. Canada is also one of the most interesting countries in the world. Canada is a peaceful county built upon the qualities of its people along with the landscape. This research paper will discuss people, the culture and the religion of the people of Canada. Canada is a very intriguing country and we look forward to sharing the information we encountered during our research.
The population of Canada is 35.16 million as of 2013. The religious make up of that 35.16 million is as follows: 67.3% Christian, 23.9% Non-Religious, and 3.2% Islam. The leading and most popular religion is Christian with Islam coming in second. The ethnic make-up of Canada is as follows: 32.1% Canadian, 19.8% English, 15.4% French, 14.3% Scottish, 13.8% Irish, 9.7% German, 4.5% Italian, and 4.5% Chinese. There are also hints of Ukrainian and Dutch amongst the population.
Canada is located above North America. Canada borders the North Atlantic Ocean on the east, the North Pacific Ocean on the west, and the Artic on the north. The capital of Canada is Ottawa. The climate in Canada varies from temperature in south to subarctic and arctic in north. The government in Canada is constitutional monarchy that is also a parliamentary democracy and a federation.
There are a multitude of languages spoken in Canada. According to the census taken in 2006, English and French are the home languages. They are the only languages deemed as official languages by the Canadian constitution. This means all the federal government services are required to be available in both languages. There are five widely spoken non-official languages. Those languages are Chinese, Punjabi, Spanish, Italian, and Arabic.
Canada is very diverse culturally. In the 1890s people began to travel from all over the world to settle in the country to help develop and grow it. The Canadian immigration laws were open, welcoming and egalitarian in its philosophy. This makes Canada very internally independent. They are told to retain their cultural identities, traditions, languages, and customs. The people of Canada are generally tolerant and extremely community-oriented. Even though they are individualistic, they emphasize the responsibility that each individual has to the community.
The customs in Canada are common all over the world. The most common greeting is a handshake with a smile and eye contact. When visiting a family, one is expected to bring chocolates, a bottle of wine, or flowers. Sending flowers ahead of the party is considered protocol. Table manners are more relaxed. It is considered rude to begin eating before the hostess, and resting your elbows on the table is considered disrespectful. There aren’t any ancient dynasties in Canada. Most dynasties are political. Such as the Cannon-Power family who were apart of the Legislative Assembly of Lower Canada.
In conclusion, we have come to learn that Canada is a very calm country. We enjoyed being able to read about the lives of these people and where they came from. We hope that you will enjoy reading the information we have acquired.