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Canada is a land of endless possibilities. It is the second biggest country in the world, covering 9.98 million square kilometres (3.85 million square miles. Its southern border with the United States, stretching some 8,891 kilometres (5,525 mi), is the world's longest bi-national land border. Canada's capital is Ottawa, and its three largest metropolitan areas are Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. Everywhere you go you will find wonders of nature. From the glaciers in Kluane National Park in the Yukon to Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton Highlands. 

Canada is proud of the multicultural society which combines elements from England, France, Asia and other areas. If you come to Canada, don’t forget to travel the country. 

Canada has placed emphasis on equality and inclusiveness for all its people. Multiculturalism is often cited as one of Canada's significant accomplishments, and a key distinguishing element of Canadian identity. In Quebec, cultural identity is strong, and many commentators speak of a French Canadian culture that is distinct from English Canadian culture. However, as a whole, Canada is, in theory, a cultural mosaic—a collection of regional ethnic subcultures. 

Historically, Canada has been influenced by British, French, and indigenous cultures and traditions. Through their language, art and music, Indigenous peoples continue to influence the Canadian identity. Canadian humour is an integral part of the Canadian identity and is reflected in its folklore, literature, music, art, and media. The primary characteristics of Canadian humour are irony, parody, and satire. Many Canadian comedians have achieved international success in the American TV and film industries and are amongst the most recognized in the world. 

Each year, nearly 500,000 international students choose Canada as their study destination. As an international student in Canada, you’ll enjoy all the same freedoms which protect Canadians – respect for human rights, equality and a stable, peaceful society. You’ll feel safe, secure and welcome here.