Canada is not only the second largest country in the world by its total area but also one of the richest countries in the world.
It has ten provinces: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, PEI, Prince Edward Island, Quebec and Saskatchewan.
It also has three territories: Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.
Canada is a multicultural country and the most diversified in the world in percentage of non-native residents, with about 49% of the population born outside Canada.
The main ethnic groups are English (21%), French (15.8%), Scottish (15.1%), Irish (13.9%), German (10.2%), Italian (4.6%), Chinese (4.3%) and First Nations (4.0%).
Its high level of immigration demonstrates its willingness to welcome anyone of any origin. More, Canada offers beneficial adapted programs to succeed the integration of selected people so that their immigration project is a success for them and for the country.
Immigration to Canada has many advantages. The first is undoubtedly the recognition of multiculturalism that is now the subject of a law. It is for each to feel belonging to Canada without denying his ancestors and identity.
Canada promotes active integration to the economical, social, political and cultural life, in an environment of tolerance and free respect of discrimination.
Canadian government in its policy plans for the coming years to welcome 240 000 to 265 000 permanent residents and all combined category.
The national goal is to increase the number of newcomers to boost Canada's economic growth. This policy is based on different categories of people eligible to apply for immigration.
Canada and Quebec signed an agreement in 1990 to facilitate immigration on common goals.
Quebec, French-speaking province of Canada, specific in the selection of its immigrants has its own Charter of Rights and Freedom of the person and applies the fundamental Canadian freedoms.
Quebec recognizes everyone the right to life, to security, to integrity and individual freedom. It also recognizes the right to freedom of expression, freedom of association and freedom of religion. Respect and equality are integral parts of Quebec life and are guaranteed by Article 10 of the Charter.
The environment where live the population of Quebec is among the ten (10) safest countries in the world.
Quebec has a plan of health insurance to ensure the health of its citizens. Essential medical care and hospital services are supported by the Régie of Assurance Maladie du Québec (RAMQ).