Ask almost anyone in the world what are Canadians like and the most likely answers you will get will be “friendly”, “peaceful”, “hospitable”, “civilized”, “open-minded”, “tolerant”, “polite”, “courteous” and “modest”, just to name a few of the qualities that make Canadians such a special people.

What Are Canadians Like?

Canadians pride themselves on their sense of multiculturalism. Ethnic groups are encouraged to maintain their identity and to practice their customs within a Canadian context. Ask almost anyone in the world what are Canadians like and the most likely answers you will get will be “friendly”, “peaceful”, “hospitable”, “civilized”, “open-minded”, “tolerant”, “polite”, “courteous” and “modest”, […]


Social Customs In Canada

Many social practices govern behavior in Canada. These are not laws, but they are well-established traditions that Canadians expect of one another. Canada’s people, landscape, climate, and way of life are diverse. Despite these differences, Canada is a country based on the values of equality, diversity, and respect for all individuals in society. Women, men, […]


Meeting Canadians For The First Time

When meeting Canadians for the first time, there are a number of topics that can be touched upon. But the first question on first contact will be: what do you do? Work/occupation is important to Canadians, and it is also a social marker; it is what separates and defines a person in relation to another. […]


How To Communicate With Canadians

In general, there is an unspoken code of decorum that has to be observed in public places and which can only be broken in big gatherings such as an outing to a restaurant. Local* Perspective – Canadians jealously guard personal space and privacy, making them very reserved people. It takes a while for them to warm […]


How Emotional Are Canadians?

Canadians do not appreciate aggressive behavior or driving and have a low tolerance for shouting and public displays of affection. Local* Perspective – Consistent with a strong sense of personal space and with protestant prudence, it is not that common to see Canadians displaying affection in public. There is an implicit acceptance of ’positive yet neutral’ […]


Canada Facts And Trivia

Canada is an amazing country, with a great diversity of characteristics. Here are a few interesting facts about Canada. Facts About Canada Canada is the second largest country in the world, with 9,971,000 square kilometres of land. The baseball glove was invented in Canada in 1883. With only three people per square kilometer, Canada has […]


Montreal Music And Club Scene

As Canada’s second largest-city and the centre of French speaking North America, Montreal has always warranted a lot of attention from culture vultures eager to find the next-best-thing.  And while Montreal boasts its fair share of museums, theatres and renowned dance acts, it’s arguably the city’s rich, eclectic music and club-scene that draws visitors to […]