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19. Canadians claimed deep connections to over 200 languages in the 2011 census, with Tagalog increasing the most since 2006.

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Tagalog fastest-growing language in Canada, data show

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18. Our public broadcaster, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. The CBC was launched in 1936 to unify through information this sprawling country.

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CBC/Radio-Canada | Welcome • CBC/Radio-Canada

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Ambassador John Holmes recently met with the new set of volunteers under the Volunteers for International Cooperation and Empowerment (VOICE) Project.

Implemented by CUSO International, this project will run for 5 years (2015-2020) and is operational in 17 countries including the Philippines, with a total of CAD$ 65 million contribution from the Government of Canada.

In the Philippines,...
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17. Our country's vastness - the 2nd largest country in the world in terms of land area. Canada stretches across six time zones.

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16. The Canadarm - Canada's most famous robotic and technological achievement, made its space debut on the Space Shuttle Columbia (STS-2) on November 13, 1981.

The design and building of the arm, also known as the Shuttle Remote Manipulator System, marked the beginning of Canada's close collaboration with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)...
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15. Astronauts: Marc Garneau became the first Canadian astronaut to fly in space as a Payload Specialist on Shuttle Mission 41-G in October 1984.

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The first formal meeting between Canada and ASEAN was held on February 3 and 4, 1977. Now 40 years later, relations remain strong as we welcome this important milestone.

Yesterday, Marie-Louise Hannan, Ambassador of Canada to ASEAN, and Elizabeth Buensuceso, Permanent Representative of the Philippines to ASEAN, officially launched the 40th anniversary and unveiled the logo that was created to...
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Looking to immigrate to Canada?

The Embassy's Visa and Immigration section will be holding an information session on Express Entry. The info session will take place mid-March, 2017 here at the Embassy.

Attendance will be by invitation only.

If you would like to attend, send us an email at MANIL-Pathways/Chemins@international.gc.ca , with the following information:
1) Your name
2) Your...
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14. Valentine’s Day in Canada: Valentine’s Day is one of the most lucrative events in the retail calendar, according to Adweek. 35 percent of Canadians would splurge on travel to show their love, according to this study commissioned by Mastercard.

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Valentine’s Day in Canada: By the numbers

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13. Canada’s competitive tuition fees and post-study work options. International students also added that they found Canada to be safe, friendly and welcoming.

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International students praise Canada’s openness and affordable fees

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Job Opportunity at the Embassy:
Program Clerk

Closing date: February 14, 2017

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12. The legendary Stan Rogers’ Barrett’s Privateers played live to a packed house of revellers at Halifax’s Split Crow Pub or The Lower Deck. A uniquely Maritime Canadian experience.

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11. Home to some of the world’s most beautiful women:
Two Canadians have won the prestigious Miss Universe crown: Karen Baldwin in 1982 and Natalie Glebova in 2005

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10. Trick or Treat? Canadian: According to Smithsonian Magazine, the Halloween phrase “trick or treat” was first used in the hamlet of Blackie, Alberta way back in 1927.

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The History of Trick Or Treating Is Weirder Than You Thought

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We're pleased to partner with the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities in organizing this knowledge- exchange initiative on climate change and the People's Survival Fund.
“Empowering women and girls is essential for all other development goals. Why? Because educated women and girls tend to marry later, provide better health and nutrition for their families, and earn more income than women with little or no schooling. All of these issues are connected.” – Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie (September 2016)
Show us your fondest memories of Canada!

We are looking to showcase snapshots from recent immigrants from the Philippines about some of their fondest memories since arriving in Canada.

Examples include: pictures at the workplace; family outings; social activities in the community, buying their first house; a taste of first winter; indoor/outdoor activities; vacationing in Canada;...
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9. Santa Claus is Canadian: Other countries may claim Santa as their own, but Santa is officially Canadian. Proof came at a citizenship ceremony just before Christmas back in 2010.
As reported in the National Post, the immigration minister at the time, Jason Kenney, put the issue to bed for once and for all.

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Santa Claus a Canadian, immigration minister reaffirms

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Congratulations to the Philippines' Mariam Barandia, one of the #UntoldStories winners of the UNDP’s N-Peace Awards for her efforts to bring inter-religious peace to the grass-roots level by establishing Kapamagogopa Incorporated, an Islamic volunteer group that brings Muslim and Christian communities together.

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Mariam Barandia | N-Peace Awards 2016

Mariam Barandia is the Untold Stories winner from the Philippines for the 2016 N-Peace Awards. Find out more about Mariam Barandia at http://n-peace.net/cand...

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The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, consider gender, equality and the empowerment of women as vital preconditions to conflict prevention, resolution and transition to peace.

Canada renews commitment to women, peace and security - Canada News Centre

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