Get to know Canada
"There are 10 Canadian provinces, with three territories to the north. The provinces are, in alphabetical order: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, and Saskatchewan. The three territories are Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and Yukon.
The difference between a province and a territory has to do with their governance. Basically, the territories have delegated powers under the authority of the Parliament of Canada; they are grouped together and ruled by the federal government. The provinces, on the other hand, exercise constitutional powers in their own right. This imbalance of power is gradually being rectified, with local decision-making powers being granted to the territories.
Each province and territory has its own unique draw for visitors and has tourism organizations to help you plan your trip. All have plenty of outdoor adventure by way of camping, hiking trails, lakes, and other natural phenomena. Yet, many have a unique character and terrain. Information on the 10 provinces in Canada, listed from west to east, followed by the territories will help you prepare for your visit to this beautiful country."
British Columbia is the westernmost province of Canada, located between the Pacific Ocean and the Rocky Mountains. Canadians and people around the world love British Columbia (B.C.) for its beautiful scenery and outdoor adventures. B.C. has a growing economy. Between 2011 and 2021 there will be more than one million jobs available in the province.
You will find many opportunities for work and life in B.C., whether you are immigrating or just coming for a short time.
Manitoba is a province at the longitudinal centre of Canada. More and more people from all around the world are moving to Manitoba. You and your family will enjoy Manitoba's relaxed way of life. All newcomers are welcome to settle in Manitoba’s friendly towns and cities. You can enjoy all that the province has to offer, including: help to newcomers who want to: find a good job, start a new business, settle into a new life in Manitoba, a strong economy offering many jobs, more than 200 languages spoken in different parts of the province (English is the official language)
New Brunswick is one of four Atlantic provinces on the east coast of Canada. New Brunswick welcomes newcomers and values the skills and experiences you bring to our province. It offers you: great jobs, a low cost of living, excellent health and school services. You can live in a small town or city and still be very close to beautiful nature that you and your family can enjoy, including: lakes, rivers and outdoor spaces.
Newfoundland and Labrador is the easternmost province of Canada. It is made up of two parts: Newfoundland, an island in the Atlantic Ocean and Labrador on mainland Canada. Newfoundland and Labrador is one of the best places in the world to live, study, and work because of its: history and culture, modern transportation and conveniences, worldwide reputation as a friendly place to live, low crime rate (one of the lowest in North America), beautiful scenery, clean air, fresh water and wide open spaces
Nova Scotia is one of Canada's three Maritime Provinces, and one of the four provinces that form Atlantic Canada. The province offers a high quality of life where you can:
enjoy our schools and other opportunities, use our technology and communication services, balance your work, family and other responsibilities. Nova Scotia welcomes you to a safe and secure environment with freedom and opportunities for a great future.
Prince Edward Island is a province of Canada and one of the three Maritime Provinces. It has economic and job opportunities in industries such as: aerospace, bioscience, renewable energy, information technology, video game development. PEI is a friendly province where you and your family can enjoy living and working in a peaceful setting.
Quebec is a French speaking province in north eastern Canada. It is the largest of the 10 Canadian provinces. Most of its population lives in the southern parts of the province.
Quebec has a strong economy based on: skilled workers, natural resources, its ability to adjust to economic change
Saskatchewan's diverse economy, abundant natural resources, lower costs of living and great quality of life make it an excellent choice to live, work, raise a family and invest in a business. The province's beautiful, wide open spaces are only surpassed by its warm, friendly and welcoming people. At its highest population yet, the province continues to attract newcomers from across the world, to its various communities.
The Yukon Territory (Yukon) is in the northwest corner of Canada. It borders on British Columbia, the Northwest Territories and Alaska.
Yukon has a total population of 34,157 people with most living in the capital city of Whitehorse.
Yukon is an excellent place to live, work and play. We welcome newcomers every year and offer great opportunities including: friendly people, a skilled and educated workforce, up-to-date transportation systems, outdoor activities in every season of the year, a strong economy thanks to our natural resources
Northwest Territories is the most populous of the three and borders the other two territories in—as you would expect—the northwest part of the country.
The capital is Yellowknife, and this territory is best known for the Northern lights, the midnight sun, the Nahanni River, the centerpiece of Nahanni National Park Reserve, and rugged outdoor adventure. Half the population is indigenous and The Northwest Territories boasts 11 official languages.
Nunavut is the largest and most northern territory of Canada. It is the newest territory as well, having been separated from Northwest Territories in 1999. One of the world's most remote locations, it has the second smallest population in Canada. The capital is Iqaluit and adventurers travel to the area to watch the narwhals, see the polar bears, and explore this remote territory. The territory is known for its indigenous Inuit people's artwork, carvings, and handmade traditional clothing.
Alberta is in Western Canada. With an estimated population of 4,067,175 as of 2016 census, it is Canada's fourth most populous province and the most populous of Canada's three prairie provinces. It is famous for its: Sunshine, mountains, open spaces, forests and fresh air. The people of Alberta have come from many cultures and backgrounds. They work together to build a strong economy and safe communities where everyone is welcome.
Ontario is one of the 13 provinces and territories of Canada. Located in Central Canada, it is Canada's most populous province accounting for 38.3 percent of the country's population. It is home to the nation's capital city, Ottawa, and the nation's most populous city, Toronto. Ontario welcomes the talents and energy that immigrants bring to our province. In return, it offers prosperity and an excellent quality of life. Ontario has many different industries and jobs: Finance, Tourism, Manufacturing, Arts and Sciences.