On July 1, 2013, Canada's population was estimated at 35,158,300, up 404,000 upraise the last year, which was equal to the one noted from July 1, 2011, to July 1, 2012, and for the last 30 years similar to the average annual gains.
The population growth except for the period between 1986 and 1990, rate has shown little variation in 30 years ranging from 0.8% to 1.2%. Population estimates released today are now based on the 2011 Census counts adjusted for census net under coverage and incompletely enumerated Indian reserves.
For the year ending June 30, 2013, population growth was higher in the Western provinces, while generally lower in the Atlantic Provinces and negative in ...view middle of the document...
Canada is a world's leading collaborator of uranium and zinc and has huge deposits of lead, nickel, copper, gold, rare earth elements, molybdenum, potash, diamonds, silver, fish, timber, wildlife, coal, petroleum, and aluminum natural gas and hydropower as well as has a big resource base of natural gas and oil.
Although once major Canadian industries were fishing and forestry, mineral and energy resources have become the leading source of income for the nation. Value of mineral make Canada the world leader in mineral exports with energy resources providing for a great amount of profit. Canada is the 10th largest world supplier of oil and the 3rd largest world supplier of natural gas. In addition, Canada has the 2nd largest proven reserves of oil and the 21st largest proven reserves of natural gas in the world.
Even though energy and mineral resources have highly consolidated the Canadian economy, the growth of these industries within Canada has led to an economic imbalance. In recent years, Western Canada with its abundance of oil has seen swift economic growth. Central Canada on the other hand, has much of its services and manufacturing industries. However, since the 19th century the four Atlantic Provinces of Canada (New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador) have seen a major decline in its economic activity as its primary focus is in the fishing industry. Intrinsic, these regions have begun to branch out their economy with Newfoundland and Labrador leading the way in new oil and gas exploration.
The service sector accounts for 78 percent of Canada’s GDP and is of property importance. The service industry include four main sectors: wholesale, retail trade, logistics, and product development. The retail industry in Canada is mainly intended in selling services and consumer goods through the big-box stores and chain stores. Manufacturing operations and their own facilities and warehouses are belong to many large retail companies.
The particular importance for Canada’s economic growth are the manufacturing industries. The automotive, forest industries, shipbuilding, primary metals industries and oil and gas are the major industries. A major contributor to economic growth and the Canadian economy is the primary metals industry. It supplies steel and iron products to a variety of manufacturing industries in the United States and Canada. Among the major manufacturing sectors in Canada the forest products industry is the largest net exporter. It is a fundamental component of the industrial structure and employment base of all regions. The forest products industry constitute of two subsectors – wood products industries and paper and allied products industries.
Economy and the Biggest Cities in Canada
More densely population of the five largest cities (Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton) in Canada than the capital city of Ottawa.
Toronto is one of the world's leading financial centers and the...