One of the best ways to get a free iPad is to enter contests, where sponsors offer Apple iPad as a prize. You can find many such contests online. Some are only open to Canadians, and this restriction gives you better odds of winning. For example, this contest is open to Canada only:
It is hosted by PrizeToday, a well known Canadian contest sponsor.
There are many different sweepstakes and contests available online, with a variety of prizes. Apple iPad is probably the most popular prize, that is being offered these days. This guarantees that you can find and enter at least 25 iPad contests today.
The more iPad contests exist, the better your chances! If you tried googling for them, but had a hard time finding recent Canadian giveaways, read my article on 'How to Google for iPad Contests and Sweepstakes'.
Another type of contests for iPad in Canada, is where you have to complete a survey, in order to get an entry to the contest. Most of them are legitimate, but make sure to always read the fine print, or contest rules & regulations.
One survey that I would recommend, is by CanadianPrizes.com:
They run this contest continuously, giving away one iPad every three months. Many people are lazy to fill out surveys, so your odds of winning are higher. This survey being limited to Canadians, also increases your chances.
When I win something, other people say: "You're so lucky!.." Well, let me tell you something. All it takes to win is one entry. If you never enter anything, how can you expect to win? I simply ENTER those contests. And that is how I build my own luck.
Don't be lazy and you will become lucky too!