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Canada’s Economy grew at 2.2% in 2013 and is worth $1.4 trillion.The country is among the top 10 industrial nations and has a population of just 35 million, spread across one of the largest land masses in the world. It was the 11th largest exporter in 2013, taking in goods worth $462.4 billion. Canada's imports were almost identical, at $461 million. Its huge natural resource reserves have fostered an economy built around manufacturing, mining, oil & gas, agriculture, and forestry industries. Canada's #1 advantage is the fact that it offers world-class management education, at comparatively low costs.
Canada also has lower unemployment compared to other developed nations. Canada's consulting industry hired the biggest share of MBA students, and saw revenues of $9.2 billion in 2010. The market is concentrated in Ontario (44%), Quebec (19%) and Alberta (14%). Canada's Finance sector is a $85 billion industry, dominated by financial services and insurance. It has been on an upward growth path for more than a decade starting at $62 billion in 2001. This trend is expected to continue in the future, a good sign for MBA graduates. The ICT sector with revenues of $169 billion in Canada offers good opportunities for post-MBA employment.