Infographic: Top 10 insights to understanding Canadian business etiquette

The Canadian business etiquette is friendly and open with a practical cast of mind which befits people who inhabit one of the largest countries on earth. They are traditional in their thinking and habits, modest and low key in attitude but enjoy a good sense of humour. They pride themselves on being honest and direct and are not given to prevarication or displays of rhetoric or emotion. With one of the most multicultural societies in the world, Canadians are tolerant and egalitarian in outlook. Despite their innate conservatism, they are also very progressive on some controversial social issues. Although they enjoy the trappings of success, Canadians are not ostentatious by nature.

The majority of Canada is English-speaking although in the eastern part of the country, French is widespread and the francophone Quebec at times threatens to secede from the confederation.

Canadians are a peace-loving people. A love of sports is endemic and though Canadians are hard working, their leisure time is greatly valued and is kept quite separate from the workplace.

Our infographic on Canada will provide you with a snapshot of the essential things you need to know in order to foster better working relationships with the Canadian, as well as key data and some fun facts about the country.

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About the Author

Terence Brake

Terence Brake is an author in the global learning & development field and has over 20 years experience helping executives to work better across cultures.

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