Varies from temperate in south to subarctic and arctic in north.
British Isles origin 28%, French origin 23%, other European 15%, Amerindian 2%, other, mostly Asian, African, Arab 6%, mixed background 26%.
Roman Catholic 42.6%, Protestant 23.3% (United Church 9.5%, Anglican 6.8%, Baptist 2.4%, Lutheran 2%), other Christian 4.4%, Muslim 1.9%, other and unspecified 11.8%, none 16% (2001 census).
As a high-tech industrial society in the trillion-dollar class, Canada resembles the U.S. in its market-oriented economic system and pattern of production. The country's petroleum sector is rapidly becoming a large economic driver.
Canada like he U.S. has affluent living standards. Canada achieved marginal growth in 2010-12 and plans to balance the budget by 2015.
A parliamentary democracy, a federation, and a constitutional monarchy.
US Military Presence/Support
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) (1:07)