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Report

The Canadian economy

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Dominik Zosig

The Canadian economy

by Dominik Zosig


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Contents

  • The Country

    • General facts about Canada

    • Statistical data about Canada

    • Historic Background

  • The Economy

    • The Gross Domestic Product

    • The economic sectors

The Canadian economy

by Dominik Zosig


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The Country

  • ca. 10 million square metres

  • most northern point is close to the Northpole

  • 33 million Inhabitants

  • 2.5 million square metres of forest

  • ca. 1600 colonized by France

  • was foundation member of the NATO

  • became independent from Britain in 1982

The Canadian economy

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The Economy

  • GDP = consumption + investment + exports − imports

  • Natural Resources

    • Canada is world leader in production of raw materials

    • The vast majority is exported

    • Northern parts are unexploited

  • Energy

    • Worlds second largest reserves of oil and gas

    • Canada is the world‘s biggest consumer of Energy

    • Western Canada sells oil mostly to the U.S.

    • Eastern Canada buys oilfrom the U.S.

    • Cheap energy makes large industry possible

The Canadian economy

by Dominik Zosig


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The Economy

  • Manufacturing

    • Manufacturing was always secondary, though not unimportant

    • Canada is the most important exporter of textiles

    • Canada now produces more cars than the U.S.

  • Service Sector

    • Three quarters of all canadians work in this sector

    • It covers two thirds of the GDP

    • Big-Box Stores cut jobs

    • This sector grew rapidly in the last few years

The Canadian economy

by Dominik Zosig


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Comparism Canada - Germany

  • two weeks of vacation

  • There is a compulsory health insurance

  • There is no apprenticeship

  • Currently many university graduates start working in jobs they are overqualified for

  • People often move to a new town if they get a job there

  • Unemployment rate is at 6%

The Canadian economy

by Dominik Zosig


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Thank you for your attention!

  • Sources of contents:

    • Wikipedia the free cyclopedia

    • Geo Special: „Canada“ – Gruner & Jahr (2001)

    • Statements of a Canadian relative

YEAH DUDE!

The Canadian economy

by Dominik Zosig


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