Similarities Between Canada and USA

Canada and USA are both North American nations that share similarities and differences. Here, we will discuss both countries and how they are similar to each other.

Canada

Canada is a country in North America and is the second largest country based on total area. It is also the largest English-speaking and French-speaking country in the world. It is a sparsely-populated country with highly urbanized territories. It ranks in different aspects like government transparency, quality of life, and education. It shares land borders with the United States.

USA

USA, or the United States of America, is a North American country and alternates with China in being third of fourth largest country in total area. It is the second largest English-speaking country in the world following Canada. It is the world’s oldest surviving federation and is a founding member of many international organizations. It ranks highly in terms of socio-economic performance and military power.

Similarities

These are the similarities between Canada and USA.

North America

Both are large countries in Northern America. Canada shares land borders with many US states, making it possible to travel between countries by land.

Language

They are countries speak English. English is the primary language of USA, while the bilingual Canadians speak both English and French.

Government

Canada and USA are democracies. They are also both federal in nature.

Culture

Both nations are patriotic and take pride in their respective cultures, traditions, and achievements. Furthermore, the two are multicultural and diverse. Many people from different races and cultures live in work in Canada and the US, leading to a diverse culture as well.

Music and Media

Canada and USA follow almost the same celebrities and most focus on entertainment is on Hollywood. There are many famous Canadian actors and performers in Hollywood, and Canada also tends to follow many US forms of entertainment as well. When it comes to entertainment sources and niches, they also tend to be the same.

Cuisine

Both Americans and Canadians are fond of a big American breakfast – eggs, bacons, and of course, coffee. American and Canadian restaurants are also as diverse as the cultures that reside in the area. A city can have a smorgasbord of restaurants serving Asian, Italian, French, Mexican, and other types of cuisine. Another similarity between the two is the popularity of fast food and the presence of different fast food chains all over the countries.

Alliances

Canada and USA belong to many international organizations/alliances like the G7 (formerly the G8), the G20, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the United Nations, and the North American Free Trade Agreement. In lieu of US President Donald Trump’s announcement, the NAFTA’s name will be changed to the USMCA or the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.

 

Comparison Board

Canada
USA
Continent North America North America
Language English and French English
Population 36.95 million 308.75 million
Territorial size 9,984,60 square miles 3.8 million square miles
Military Size 68,000 active, 27,000 reserve 1,281,900 service makers, 801,200 reserve units
Military Expenditures About $27.6 billion as of 2017 About &598.5 billion as of fiscal year 2015
Healthcare (Government vs Private) Government healthcare was $1,893 per person in 2004; 27.6% o healthcare is in the private score; Government healthcare was $2 728 per person in 2004; Employer-sponsored programs for healthcare
Size of Economy (GDP) $892,380,986,367.854 $11,510,670,000,000
GDP per capita $45,032.12 as of 2017 $59,531.66 as of 2017
Emoji A fluttering Canadian flag using a sequence of the C Regional Indicator Symbol and the the A Regional Indicator Symbol emojis A fluttering American flag using a sequence of the U Regional Indicator Symbol and the the S Regional Indicator Symbol emojis
Culture Multicultural Multicultural
Music and Media A developed media sector but also consists of many imports from the United States Leading global player with a strong music industry. Open to performers/contributors from other nations like Canada
Cuisine Fast food is a big part; Different dishes from different international cultures Fast food is a big part; Different dishes from different international cultures
Mutual Alliances G7 (formerly the G8), the G20, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the United Nations, and the North American Free Trade Agreement G7 (formerly the G8), the G20, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the United Nations, and the North American Free Trade Agreement