|Canada is a land of immigrants. The majority of its people descend from various European countries. Only 6% of the population are Native Indians or Eskimos. The country is split along ethnic grounds between French and Anglo-Saxon immigrants.
Nationality: Noun and adjective--Canadian(s).
Population (2002 census): 31.4 million.
Ethnic groups: Anglophone 28%, Francophone 23%, other European 15%, Asian/Arab/African 6%, indigenous Amerindian 2%, mixed background 26%.
Religions: Roman Catholic 44.4%, Protestant 29%, other Christian 4.2%, Muslim 2%, other 4%.
Languages: English, French.
Education: Literacy--99% of population aged 15 and over has at least a ninth-grade education.
Health: Infant mortality rate--5.2/1,000. Life expectancy—77.1 yrs. male, 82.2 yrs. female.