Canada and the US may be physically close to each other, but they are different. Canada sits right above the United States, which makes it a significant part of North America. In fact, in some northern American states, Canada is just a drive away. It creates a sense that both countries are a part of each other, but the truth is very different.
From politics to cultural values to currency and food, Canada and the US differ totally. While the President leads America, Canada is led by the Prime Minister, where Queen Elizabeth is the head of Canada’s state.
Even the political system is distinct in both countries. The US has two major parties- Republican and Democratic. On the other hand, Canada has four parties- Conservatives, Liberals, New Democratic Party, and the Green Party.
As an immigrant-friendly nation, Canada is more welcoming and tolerant to newcomers, immigrants, and refugees than America. Over the years, Canada has garnered the reputation of being a polite nation than the US. Canadians are a bit more reserved than Americans, who are more outspoken.
Canada has a tiny population; therefore, it extensively depends on immigration for its economic growth and prosperity. Canadians see immigration as a critical ingredient to their success. The nation has invited many immigrants in the past and will continue to do in the future.
Canadians take an interest in current and world affairs, especially in their ancestors’ country or region. Americans are unaware of the happenings in the country over two-state lines away.
Canada also has the highest percentage of adults seeking higher education. 55.2% of Canadians have some level of higher education. Canada also has the highest rate of women with a college education. In comparison, 33.4% of Americans 25 or older had completed a bachelor’s degree or higher.