Canada - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture (Paperback)
Don't just see the sights―get to know the people.
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.
Have a more meaningful and successful time abroad through a better understanding of the local culture. Chapters on values, attitudes, customs, and daily life will help you make the most of your visit, while tips on etiquette and communication will help you navigate unfamiliar situations and avoid faux pas.
“…the perfect introduction to the weird, wonderful and downright odd quirks and customs of various countries,” —Global Travel
“…full of fascinating, as well as common sense, tips to help you avoid embarrassing faux pas,” —Observer
“…as useful as they are entertaining," —Easy Jet Magazine
"…offer glimpses into the psyche of a faraway world,” —New York Times