Canada welcomes you! We are the second largest country in the world in land mass and we share the longest undefended border with the United States. Relatively young for a country, Canada reached a peaceful independence from Great Britain in 1867 when a federal dominion was formed through Confederation. A cultural mosaic, Canada is known the world over for its values, its dedication to peace and the abundance of unspoiled wilderness. With just over 33 million people occupying almost 10 million square kilometers, Canada is a country that allows you room to breathe. For more information on Canada, visit the Wikipedia entry or go to the Citizenship and Immigration site from the Government of Canada.