Would you recommend a jacket like this for...
Would you recommend a jacket like this for skiing in canada or is an insulated jacket not really necessary? Also, what is the waterproof rating for this jacket?
You could definitely roll with a down jacket in Canada. Especially in the middle of the season riding chairs. Outside of that, it would depend on how warm of a person you are naturally or how much you like to layer.
If you get cold easily, then I would grab this for most anything Winter in Canada, even with slight layering. If you are warm all the time, then maybe dial it back to a jacket that has 60 grams of synthetic insulation at most.
Also, this jacket is a 10/10 I.E. it has a 10,000mm waterproof rating and a 10,000gr breathability rating. Not too shabby for a down jacket.