Welcome to Canada!
Canada represents a mosaic of people linked to various social, ethnic, and linguistic groups from across the country and, increasingly, the world. Despite their differences, many people in Canada are united through some shared values and experiences.
Compared to other countries, Canada has a high proportion of immigrants; this is especially true in the city of Vancouver. People living here may be Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or temporary residents (such as international students and workers). Canada also has over a million people with aboriginal identity, including First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples.
The Canadian government’s official citizenship study guide includes information about Canada’s history, symbols, regions, and how its government works.
Due to Canada’s diversity, it is difficult to generalize about “Canadian” cultural values. Canada’s Centre for Intercultural Learning offers one perspective on cultural characteristics of people who live in Canada with their Country Insights tool . However, there are many different perspectives on what is considered a “Canadian” trait.
Finally, for a personalized list of logistical steps to take as you adjust to life here, check out Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s “Living in Canada” wizard .