1: Dress | Plan for a very cold climate. Winter clothing especially during wintertime when the country is at its coldest. Remember, even its summers are cold. | Men should wear a dark conservative business suit with tie, especially if you are dealing business in an urban setting.
2: Business Practices and Protocol | They value individualism - Just like any English-speaking citizen, including American, Canadians value individualism highly. For them, success is measured by personal achievement.
3: Greetings | Shake hands with everyone at the meeting upon arrival and departure. | Maintain eye contact while shaking hands. | Canadian businesspeople often begin relationships in a reserved manner; once people get to know one another is becomes friendly and informal.
4: Does and Donts | Canadians like their space and prefer to be at an arm’s length when speaking to someone. | Do not give cash or money as a present. | Do not give white lilies as they are used at funerals.
5: Working Hours | An average day a business opens at 9 a.m. and closes at 6 p.m
6: Gifts | When invited to someones house bring a small gift for them. | Give gifts before or after business meetings
7: Business practices | Canadians tend to be self-confident and open to discussions on general topics
8: Holidays | New Year's Day | Family Day 3rd Monday in February | Easter Monday
9: Websites Visited | http://www.cyborlink.com/besite/canada.htm http://www.kwintessential.co.uk/resources/global-etiquette/canada.html http://www.sustreport.org/business/intro.html www.canadianbusiness.com/markets/