GDP per capita is a commonly used measure of the standard of living but not necessarily an accurate one because, among other reasons, it does not distinguish between consumer and capital goods; it does not take income distribution into account; it does not take account of differences in the economic goods and services that are not measured in GDP at all; it is subject to the vagaries of translating income measures into a common currency (see NATIONAL INCOME) and it fails to take into account differences of tastes among nations. According to the OECD, Canada's 1997 GDP per capita (measured in $US) was about $21 900, compared with about $29 325 for the US, $23 100 for Sweden and $21 100 for the UK.
Links to Other Sites
PASSAGES TO CANADA
Immigrants to Canada from around the world have encountered many hardships, opportunities, and successes as they set out to establish a better life for themselves and their families in their adopted country. Listen to some of their personal stories at the "Passages to Canada" website. From the Historica-Dominion Institute.
Economic and Fiscal Information
This site offers information about the economy and Canadian government finances, including the economies of the regions and the financial situations of provinces. From the Government of Canada.