Getting to know the culture of Canada is best to start with etiquette. After all, it is the established rules of human behavior that form his relationships in society, regulate everyday life and the planned course of life.
Communication in Canada is characterized by several things that you need to know if you decide to visit this country or are seriously interested in its features and traditions. When meeting a friend in the culture of Canada, the same greeting is accepted as in Russia. It’s a handshake. You need to shake hands strongly and confidently. At the same time, eye contact with the interlocutor is welcome.
If you come to visit, then it is customary to leave shoes at the entrance to the house. Canadians, like us, always take off their shoes indoors. If you have received an invitation to dinner, then it is not customary to come empty-handed. It is best to bring a bouquet of flowers, chocolates and a good bottle of wine. In this case, you will be impressed as a cultured and well-mannered person. One of the features of Canadian culture is associated with personal space when communicating. It is not customary to violate it. Tactile contacts are not welcome in this country when talking – a fraternal pat on the shoulder can be perceived as inappropriate familiarity or even unceremonious behavior. In the course of communication, titles or the full name of the person should be used. It is customary to communicate only by name with family and close friends. For example, if you are invited to dinner, it means that you are accepted into a close circle of friends. That is, you can address the owners of the house by name.