Agree with Argo. Thematically it is a lot of fun to play with Canada. The map just looks so much cooler imo.
I use a lot of house rules which allows Canada to make more of an impact. I won’t go into all the details, but a few are:
Gives plus 1 PU to British Columbia. Newfoundland Labrador and Yukon Territory are now worth 1 PU. Yukon isn’t impassable, although you could leave it as such.
A 2 dollar National Objective if SZs 117 and 123 are Allied controlled.
Also give them a couple Infantry and a Tac in Alberta and 2 Infantry in UK. I haven’t really tried this with the OOB setup so idk what type of impact it would have, but UK makes a lot less so you need the Boost.
I also use a cheaper DD and a 2 dollar Militia unit which allows for more builds with their limited income combined with some more dough for UK. Also several other things that give them more to do.
Basically some more dough and some more dudes is what’s needed.
I’ve seen a few people play simon’s mod but idk how it played out for them.
What usually happens for me is Canada chases uboats early and if their trprt survives can get a couple guys into action.
Mid to late game they land some dudes to boost USA/UK conquests in W Europe and can potentially kill weakened TTys the US/UK didn’t take or ones Italy successfully counter attacked.
Can also set up a shuck to UK. Important to try and max your builds with your limited production.
At any rate, I find them fun to play