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Some Facts

About
CANADA !!
CANADA
 Canada is an Iroquois word
meaning
“town” or “cluster of dwellings”
 142 years old

 Many lakes and forests

 Abundance of greenery (forests


cover almost half of Canada)
 Fishing and hunting are popular
pass times
CANADA FACTS
 Borders the Atlantic and Pacific
Ocean
 Borders the United States to the
South
 54% of Canada’s land: forest and
woodlands
 The second largest country in the
world, (the first being Russia)
 Capital of Canada: Ottawa
 Capital of Ontario: Toronto
 Democratic system of government
GEOGRAPH
Y
CANADIAN
GEOGRAPHY
 10 provinces
 British Columbia
 Alberta
 Saskatchewan
 Manitoba
 Ontario
 Quebec
 Newfoundland
 Nova Scotia
 Prince Edward Island
 New Brunswick
 3 Territories
 Yukon
 Northwest Territories
 Nunavut (Canada’s Newest Territory - 1999)
Thunder Bay

Toronto

Driving from
Thunder Bay
To Toronto
Takes approx.
16 hours by
Car and 1 ½
by plane
THUNDER BAY
FACTS
 Located in North Western Ontario on
Lake Superior (One of the five Great
Lakes)
 Population approximately 110, 000
 Economy formerly based on forestry
and manufacturing
 Growing emphasis on knowledge
based firms
 Multicultural city with a variety of
nationalities
CLIMATE
 Canada has four seasons:
 Spring, summer, fall, and winter
 Spring: April until Early June
 Summer: June until late August
 Fall/Autumn: September until
later October
 Winter: November until late
March
CULTURE
PEOPLE OF
CANADA
 33 million people
 Mixed nationalities
 In Thunder Bay you will find people
from many different cultural
backgrounds
 English and French are the two
national languages
 Other languages you might hear
people speaking: Finnish, Italian,
Ukrainian, Polish, Ojibwe, and many
CANADIAN
CULTURE
Canada is known for:
 Hockey
 Natural beauty
 Inventing basketball
 Snow
 Being Peacekeepers
 Manners
 Taking pride in differences
 Animals - loon, beaver, moose
CULTURE AND
VALUES
CANADA IRELAND
 Honest  Irony, sense of
 Polite humour
 Friendly,  Love of
easy
going, literature,
generous music, theatre
 Individualistic  Informality

, independent  Vision and

 Reserved imagination

CURRENC
Y
VIEW OF THE CITY
AND
THE SLEEPING
GIANT
THUNDER BAY INTERNATIONAL
AIRPORT
THINGS TO
SEE AND DO
IN THUNDER
BAY
INTERCITY
SHOPPING CENTRE
MARINA
PARK
SLEEPING GIANT
PROVINCIAL PARK
THE FRIENDSHIP
EAGLE
CANYON
Suspension
Bridges –
Canada’s
longest
suspension
footbridge!
KAKEBEKA
FALLS
MOUNT MCKAY
TERRY FOX
MONUMENT
Beautiful view of Lake Superior and the
Sleeping Giant
THE SPORTS DOME
AND SILVER CITY
CHIPPEWA
PARK

OLD FORT
WILLIAM
BOWLI
PAINTBALL
COMMUNITY
INVOLVEMENT
WORK
PLACEMENTS
One of our Irish trainees during his
An Irish trainee with her boss at a
hair salon
Placement at
an Auto Shop

At a Travel
Agency
THE
COLLEGE
CONFEDERATION
COLLEGE
ON CAMPUS
FACILITIES
 Cafeteria
 Library
 Computer Labs
 Wi-fi
 Fitness Center
 Sibley Hall
(Residence)
 Bookstore/ Gift
Shop
 Art Gallery
THE
CAMPUS
Running and biking trail located near
The Confederation
College Fitness Centre
THANK YOU!