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Country Profile: Canada

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Largest city


Official languages

English and French


9, 984, 670 sq km


33, 602, 000 (2009 est.)





English and French are spoken by 61% and 21% respectively, and are recognised by the Constitution of Canada as official languages. The most widely non-official spoken languages in Canada are Chinese, Punjabi, Spanish, Italian and Arabic. In 2006, over 6.6 million Canadians spoke French at home, of which over 90% lived in Quebec. Bi- and multilingualism are key features of Canadian society. There are several Canadian dialects of European languages, including Canadian Gaelic, Welsh, Newfoundland Irish, Acadian French, Canadian Ukrainian and Bungee.


One of the world's richest nations, Canada is member of the OECD and G8 - within the G8 it has the lowest debt burden - and is one of the world's top ten trading nations. Its mixed-market economy has been growing rapidly since the 1990s, and now, Canada is very similar to the US, due to its market-oriented economic system and high standards of life. The expansion of the industry and service sectors, in particular manufacture and mining, has led to Canada having a $364 billion export industry, and a thriving industrial and urban economy. Logging and oil are vital industries, and Canada is unique among developed nations in being a key exporter of energy, for example Atlantic Canada which has vast deposits of offshore gas and oil. Canada also has a significant role as supplier of agricultural goods, for example wheat and grains, and at the other end of the spectrum, it is an important figure in the automobile and aeronautics industries.


Unusually among developed countries, Canada is a chief exporter of energy, for example oil and natural gas, as well as renewable forms such as hydroelectricity. Canada was active in the talks which led to the founding of the Kyoto Protocol in 1997. Canda's targets for reducing GHG emissions will in the future very likely be focused upon improving three areas: transportation, electricity production and fossil fuels.

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Areas in which we provide translation services include:

·         Legal Translation                                        

·         Medical and Pharmaceutical Translation

·         Technical Translation for Industry

·         Engineering Translation (including Automotive)

·         Environment and Global Issues Translation

·         Business Translation

·         Financial Translation

·         Scientific Translation

·         News and Media Translation

·         Government Translation

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Areas in which we provide interpreting services include:

•    Legal  (including court, depositions, arbitrations, litigations)         

•    Medical (including Pharmaceutical & Medical Conferences)

•    Technical

•    Industry

•    Engineering (including Chemical, Marine, CivilMechanical, Electrical

•   Business   (including Business Conferences, discussions, meetings) 

•    Financial

•    Construction

For more information regarding these services, please visit our main Interpreting Services page. 

Some of the 180 languages for which we provide interpreters:


Arabic Interpreting Italian Interpreting
French Interpreting German Interpreting
Spanish Interpreting Korean Interpreting
Chinese Interpreting Japanese Interpreting

For other languages, please visit our Multiple Language Services Interpreting page.

Some of the 180 languages for which we provide interpreters:
Arabic Translation Italian Translation
Chinese Translation Japanese Translation
French Translation Korean Translation
German Translation Spanish Translation

For other languages, please visit our Multiple Language Services Translation page.

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