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Moving from San Francisco, California to Canada with My International Movers

Have you been thinking about moving to the beautiful country of Canada? That’s a really good idea, considering that Canada has a good economy, excellent education system and is a very developed, modern country. But, before you begin packing, you should know that international relocation is not as simple as you might think. There are many things that need to be taken into consideration! Organization and planning are very important when it comes to any relocation. This is why so many people choose to hire professional moving crews. If you’re looking for a reliable, professional moving company which can handle international relocation, look no further – My International Movers is the way to go! Take a look at some of the moving services we can offer you: commercial and residential moving, car transportation, including enclosed car shipping and exotic car shipping, moving supplies, moving trucks, helpers and packers, moving boxes, moving checklists, etc. Feel free to give us a ring if you need additional information or you have any questions. Are you interested in learning more about Canada? Continue reading then!

Moving to CanadaSome interesting facts about Canada

Canada is a large country situated in the northernmost parts of the North American continent. It has a total of ten provinces and three territories. These provinces and territories extend from the Atlantic Ocean towards the Pacific Ocean, and then northward into the Arctic Ocean. Canada covers an area of an astonishing 3.85 million square miles. This makes Canada the 2nd largest country by total area in the world, as well as the 4th largest by land area! Did you know that the southern border between the United States and Canada represents the world’s longest bi-national land border? When it comes to Canada’s climate, the majority of the country has either a cold winter climate or a severely cold winter climate. However, there are parts of the country which have warmer weather, such as the south. It’s well known that Canada is a rather sparsely populated country. The majority of the land is consisted of forests and tundras, as well as the Rocky Mountains. The capital city of Canada is Ottawa. Canada also has two official languages – English and French. The largest metropolitan areas are Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal. The ten provinces of Canada are:

  • Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • Manitoba
  • New Brunswick
  • Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Nova Scotia
  • Ontario
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Quebec
  • Saskatchewan

The three territories of Canada are:

  • Northwest Territories
  • Nunavut
  • Yukon

The Geology and Weather of Canada

Canada has the largest proportion of freshwater lakes in the world. It is the home to the world’s northernmost settlement, called the Canadian Forces Station Alert. This station is situated on the northern tip of Ellesmere Island. The majority of the Canadian Arctic is covered by permafrost (Permafrost is soil, rock or sediment that is frozen for more than two consecutive years. In areas not overlain by ice, it exists beneath a layer of soil, rock or sediment, which freezes and thaws annually and is called the “active layer”.) and ice.  Canada’s soil is geologically active and has a plethora of earthquakes, as well as active volcanoes. Notable examples of volcanoes are Mount Meager, Mount Garibaldi, Mount Cayley and the Mount Edziza volcanic complex. The majority of Canada has a cold continental climate. The average daily temperatures range from 5F to -40F. There are severe wind chills. Snow can occasionally cover the ground for almost six months straight in some non-coastal regions of the country. The average summer high temperatures range from 77 to 86F.

Ethnic Makeup of Canada

The country’s largest self-reported ethnic origin is Canadian, which accounts for approximately 32% of the population, according to the 2006 Census. Other ethnic groups include:

  • English (21%)
  • French (15.8%)
  • Scottish (15.1%)
  • Irish (13.9%)
  • German (10.2%)
  • Italian (4.6%)
  • Chinese (4.3%)
  • First Nations (4.0%)
  • Ukrainian (3.9%)
  • Dutch (3.3%)

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