21% of the population speak French.
The remaining speak English including European languages such as German.
Name: Canadian Dollar
Newfoundland Time (GMT - 2:30)
Atlantic Time (GMT - 3)
Eastern Standard time (GMT - 5)
Central time (GMT - 6)
Mountain Time (GMT - 7)
Pacific Time (GMT - 8)
Expect to pay between $4 and $7 for a beer in a bar. It is customary to tip bar staff, with around $1 per drink. Beers will be more expensive in cities like Toronto and Vancouver.
Snacks and meals from markets and supermarkets are between $8-$12, whilst dinner in a good restaurant will usually start from around $20 plus drinks.
The cost of a taxi in Canada depends on the city. Toronto and Vancouver are generally more expensive, but more cabs will be on the meter.
Travel on buses and subways will cost around $3. To travel independently, you can book a campervan with us from just $36 per day!
Dorm beds in hostels will cost between $25 and $40. Campsites are likely to be $25 to $35.
A room in a midrange hotel would be somewhere between $80 and $100 - but expect to pay more in the major cities and during peak season.
Depending on your nationality, you may need an Electronic Travel Authorization or visa to enter Canada. Currently if you're travelling on an NZ passport you can enter Canada with an eTA if you arrive by air but this could be subject to change. All travellers should check current visa and passport regulations before travelling to Canada, and allow plenty of time to acquire the correct documentation. For information about working visas for Canada, click here.
Students and young people can apply for a work abroad programme in Canada right here at STA Travel. We can help you with your visa application, get you all set up for when you get here or even give you assistance with finding a job in your new home. We're good like that.