Ontario is located in east-central Canada, and is the most populous of all the provinces, with around 14-million people calling this area their home. It is also the 2nd largest province in Canada, covering 1.076 million km². The province of Ontario houses the national capital city (Ottawa), and the nation’s most populous city (Toronto).
Ontario shares a 2700 kilometer border with the United States to the south (Michigan, Ohio, New York, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania), Manitoba to the west, James Bay and Hudson Bay to the north, and Quebec to the east.
Ontario has a reputation for having high costs of living, but salaries and the minimum wage of $14 are some of the highest in the country. Known for cleanliness, safety, and an abundance of quality public services, it is no wonder that more than half of the immigrants in Canada choose Ontario.
Though Ontario has high taxes and living costs, their high salaries ensure that residents enjoy one of the highest quality of life rankings in the world.
Ontario offers quality, government-funded education to its residents from Kindergarten until the end of their secondary school career.
The province has top-rated universities including the University of Toronto which is ranked 18th in the world. Other Notable universities are the University of Ontario, University of Ottawa, and Queen’s University.
The most popular attraction in Ontario is the well-known Niagara Falls, the Lakeside Park Carousel in Catharine’s, the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa, and Parliament Hill and Buildings in Ottawa. The province offers outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities such as fishing, hiking, hunting, skiing, and more.