Population: 35.2 million, mostly near the U.S. border.
Area: 9,971,000 km² (450 times the size of Israel).
10 provinces and 3 territories (huge expanses in Northern Canada, sparsely populated).
The Canadian dollar (CAD) has gained momentum over the past decade.
Canada is ranked 14th in the world in terms of GDP per capita, maintaining a steady growth rate since 2011.
GDP per capita: $51,911 (US).
GDP per capita: $43,253 (US) (PPP)
Growth rate: 2.2%
Growth rate forecast for 2015-2019: 2.2%
Services comprise 69% of the GDP, industry comprises 28% of the GDP.