Canada - Culture Smart!

The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

Diane Lemieux and Juliana Tzvetkova


Unsuspecting outsiders often assume that Canadians are just like their American neighbors, if perhaps a little more modest. However, there is much more to it than that. Canadian society is a complex mosaic of distinct cultural identities that vary from province to province, and with high levels of immigration, it is one of the most multicultural societies in the world. The country’s unique development through devolution, rather than revolution, affects the way Canadians view the world and their place in it, and numerous events of the last decade have challenged their self-image and tested its substance.

Culture Smart! Canada takes you to the heart of this diverse nation. It unpacks the key chapters in their history, describes the values that Canadians hold dear, and the attitudes that you are likely to encounter. It introduces you to the people and describes their way of life, at home, work, and play.
The people you will meet in Canada will more than likely be friendly and welcoming, but demonstrate an understanding of their culture and an awareness of their traditions and your time spent with them will be greatly enriched.

Bring Your Own

When you arrive to someone's home you will be expected to take off your shoes, especially in winter when treading snow and salt into the shag rug in the living room would probably preclude another invite. If spending an evening barefoot or in your socks makes you uncomfortable, it will not be seen as unusual, even in the summer, if you bring a pair of indoor shoes with you.

Book Details:

    • ISBN: 9781787023246
    • Format: Paperback
    • Page count: 200
    • Dimensions: 170 x 110 x 15mm
    • Published at: £9.99 / $14.99 / CAN $19.99