Canadian Culture

Other Considerations

  • Although previously referred to as ‘Eskimos’, the Indigenous people of the northern Canadian Arctic are officially known as the Inuit, which means 'the people'. The singular use of the term is ‘Inuk’, which means 'the person'.
  • Canadians tend to avoid the company of very argumentative or opinionated people. Therefore, if you seem too combative or express yourself too intensely, they may consider you a controversial character and be less enticed to keep your company.
  • Humour is usually politically correct, so joking about sensitive topics in a crass or controversial way is unlikely to be met with laughter.
  • Ice hockey is Canada’s most renowned national sport, and many Canadians take deep pride in their ice hockey teams.

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