Canada, one of the largest countries in the world, shares the North American continent with the United States of America. Canada has a population of about 33 million, about the size of Beijing and Shanghai joined together. Over 90% of Canada’s population lives within 150 km of the border with the United States. Canada is a multicultural country and China remains a main source of immigration with approximately 1 million people of Chinese origin living in the country. Canada is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live by the United Nations Human Development Index.
Ontario, Canada’s most populous province, is located next to the Great Lakes, the largest source of fresh water in the world. Ontario, home to Canada’s largest city (Toronto) and Canada’s national capital (Ottawa), is a diverse province both in geography and culture. Both English and French cultures are represented in various regions of the province, while Toronto is one of the most multicultural cities in Canada.
You can experience the natural beauty of Ontario including Niagara Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. You can visit many National and Provincial Parks to enjoy hiking, canoeing and other outdoor activities. Many Chinese visitors to Ontario will visit the town of Gravenhurst which was the birthplace of Dr Norman Bethune.
There is much to see, do and enjoy in Ontario during your exchange experience. For more information on Ontario you can visit the Resources page and check out the various web links.