It isn’t only the mounties who can tackle any terrain in Canada ? international couriers can too
Canada is the world’s second largest country by area, and the only one in the world which borders three oceans – the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic.
A country of vast contrasts and physical distances, it presents great challenges to anyone operating a trans-national goods delivery service because of these factors. But because of the size of the potential market which it represents, these challenges are ones which the world’s best couriers are happy to strive to meet.
Canadians have a large amount of British ancestry, with more than a quarter of the population being directly descended from Britons. Indeed, the country has closer ties in many ways to the UK than it does to the United States immediately to its south.
Canada’s economy is envied for its openness, but it is the speed of its development which has marked its recent history.
As recently as the end of the Second World War, the country’s economy was based largely on its rural communities and the foodstuffs and products which they produced. In the last 60 years, though, it has seen an unprecedented rise in its trade with the rest of the world. Initially prompted by the signing of the Canada-United States Free Trade Agreement, the two parties were joined by Mexico in 1994, in the North American Free Trade Agreement, creating the largest area of free-trading partners in the world.
Canada is the leading purchaser of American goods in the world, but China, Mexico and the UK all contribute considerable amounts to the country’s economy.
Consumer goods, vehicles and parts, machinery, crude oil, chemicals and electricity are Canada’s biggest imports, while its own broad-based industrial sector is a world leader in the fields of transport equipment, minerals, food, wood and paper products, fish products, fuel and natural gas.
An enviable lifestyle is one of the reasons why Canada still retains such an attraction for many Britons.
Nearly three in 10 Canadians can trace their roots back to the United Kingdom, and they outnumber those of French origin, although together these two groups comprise the majority of today’s Canadian citizens.
That is a major reason why there is such healthy demand for international delivery services linking the UK and Canada, and why all of the leading world couriers compete keenly in this market. It works to the benefit for anyone needing to send mail, parcels and goods to Canada, though, as it means there is plenty of choice of services available, depending on the urgency of the consignment, the type of goods being sent, and the remoteness or otherwise of the destination.