Some common business practices and customs would include: not swearing in business meetings, paying for a lunch or dinner if you extended the invitation, and ensuring there is no unpleasant body odor.
Canadian products have labels in both official languages: English and French. Food products should also have labels with ingredients and nutritional value..
According to Statistics Canada, Canada’s population grew by 5.9% between 2006 and 2011.
In 2011, 3,633,447 people worked for governments in Canada and 427,069 worked for the federal government and 356,830 worked for provincial and territorial governments.
Some common business practices and customs would include: providing follow-up to a meeting in a timely, efficient manner and participation of a diverse group of people reflecting the diversity of the workplace.
Canada’s national anthem is “O Canada.” (The words are on page 232). It was adopted as Canada’s official national anthem in 1980.*
According to Statistics Canada more than four-fifths of Canadians live in urban areas and fewer than one in five Canadians live in rural areas.
According to the Department of Finance, Canada’s level of federal debt was $582.2 billion as of December 2012.
Some common business practices would include: being on time for meetings, using a firm handshake as a greeting, dressing appropriately for a meeting, starting a meeting with talk about something other than business (for example, weather or sports), often called “small talk.”
You must have a Social Insurance Number (SIN) to work in Canada or to qualify for government benefits. For information on how to obtain a Social Insurance Number you can call I-800-O-CANADA (1-800-622-6232). You can also visit a Service Canada location for assistance.*