Did you know Canadian inventors have patented more than one million inventions? Canadian’s have contributed everything from AC radio tubes to zippers. Here are just 10 of those inventors and what they have contributed.
10 Canadian Inventors
- Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone, among other devices, in 1876
- James Naismith created the game of basketball in 1891
- Joseph Armand Bombardier invented the snowmobile in 1922
- Gideon Sundback created the zipper in 1917
- Sanford Fleming developed a global system for setting time, including time zones
- Lewis Urry invented both the alkaline and lithium batteries while working for Eveready
- George Klein invented the electric wheel chair for the veterans from the Second World War
- Donald Lewis Hings invented the Walkie Talkie, a portable radio signaling system in 1937
- Peter Robertson invented the Robertson screw driver and the square head screw in 1908
- Susan Olivia Poole created the Jolly Jumper for babies
- Canadians consume more macaroni and cheese, a dish of English origin consisting of cooked macaroni pasta and a cheese sauce, per capita than anywhere else in the world
- One of the most popular foods is poutine, made with cheese curds and gravy on French fries, which originated in Quebec in the late 1950s
- John Panopoulos, a Greek-Canadian, created Hawaiian Pizza (ham and pineapple toppings) in 1962 in Chatham, Ontario
- Canada is one of the most educated nations in the world, with over half the population earning college degrees
- Wasaga Beach in Ontario is longest fresh water beach in the world
- Canada has more fresh water lakes than all the world’s lakes combined
- License plates from the Northwest Territories are in the shape of a polar bear
- Toronto, Ontario’s Yonge Street is the longest street in the world, 1896 kms
Choosing where to live is a big decision that can be a bit nerve-racking. To help make your decision easier, here is a list of five reasons you may want to choose New Brunswick as your new home.
Work Life Balance
New Brunswick is a land for people who desire a simpler, no-frills lifestyle amidst a land teeming with lakes and forests. It has a reputation for a strong work ethic, employer loyalty and a healthy work/life balance. While hard work is valued, people take the time to enjoy family and leisure activities as well.
Inexpensive Real Estate
Compared to other provinces, New Brunswick offers some of the least expensive real estate in the country. The average price of homes sold in New Brunswick was $189,118 in June 2018, according to the Canadian Real Estate Association. These low prices allow most families to afford a home and land, where in other areas this is something enjoyed only by the wealthy.
The Breathtaking Landscapes
There is no denying the beauty of Atlantic Canada with stunning fjords, sweeping tides and defiant lighthouses staring down the ocean from the rocky shore. There are a number of culturally and historically significant landmarks to enjoy too.
Top Tier Education
New Brunswick offers your children access to some of the finest education in the country, with all citizens and permanent residents enjoying government-funded education until the age of 20. The province also boasts the highest high school graduation rate in the country.
New Brunswick is the only Canadian province that has both French and English as its official language, by law. Research has now shown that bilingual young adults not only fare better in the job market, but are also more likely to demonstrate empathy and problem-solving skills. Imagine the possibilities that might come with being fluent in three languages.
If a low-key, relaxing, outdoor lifestyle is of interest to you, then you should consider New Brunswick. Contact our team today at email@example.com to learn more about the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program and determine your next steps.
You’re in the process of making Canada your new home and now it is time to look for a place of your own. Before you begin shopping for a house, it’s important to know how much you can afford. At this stage, you should also consider whether you would like to rent or buy.
Once you know what you can spend, you will want to determine what you are looking for in a home now as well as what you might want in the future. Some considerations include:
- Size Requirements, Housing Type and Special Features: How many bedrooms/bathrooms would you like? Would you like to have a yard or a Garage? Do you want air conditioning, storage, or a fireplace? Do you have family members with special needs?
- Setting, Lifestyles and Stages: Do you want to live in a city, the suburbs or a rural environment? Do you plan to have children? Do you have teenagers who will be moving away soon? Are you close to retirement?
- Work and Schools: Are you willing to take on a long commute every morning? Which schools are in your neighbourhood? How will your children get there?
- Culture, Family and friends: How important is it to live close to them? Do you have a place of worship or cultural community centre nearby?
After determining your expectations and financial capabilities, it is time to consider which neighbourhood is right for you and what is available on the market. Your home’s location will play a big role in your everyday life, so it’s important to consider all of the features that come with a new neighborhood before deciding where to buy. Here is a list of some factors that may influence your decision.
- Neighborhood safety, emergency services, hospitals and medical care
- Preschools, elementary schools, and high schools
- Banking and financial institutions
- Grocery stores, parks and shopping
Finally, you may want to find yourself a real estate agent who knows the market and can help you locate your dream home.
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