Canada Business, Taxation and Offshore Information
Canada is the world’s second largest country, with an area of 9,984,670 sq. km, of which 891,163 sq. km is inland water. Canada shares unfortified borders with the contiguous United States to the south and US state of Alaska to the north-west.
In June 2019, the population of Canada is estimated to be 37.4 million. English and French are the official languages, though English predominates.
The head of state is the British monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, who is represented by the governor general. The country’s parliament consists of the Senate (with members appointed by the governor general under the advice of the serving prime minister) and the House of Commons, members of which are elected by popular vote to serve a maximum of five years. The leader of the majority party in the House of Commons is automatically designated as the country’s prime minister. The current Prime Minister is Stephen Harper. More »