Why Doing Business in Canada? Canadian culture is a diverse fusion of indigenous, French and British traditions that have been broadened by a wave of immigration from Europe and Asia during the last two centuries. As one of the world’s richest and most developed countries, Canada ranks among the top ten industrial nations with a steady economic growth providing good trade and investment business opportunities. Doing business in Canada successfully requires an understanding of the unique Canadian business and cultural values of this vast multicultural and bilingual nation.
Communicaid’s Doing Business in Canada cultural awareness courses are ideal for professionals and teams who need to build more successful business relationships with Canadian colleagues, suppliers and clients. A Doing Business in Canada course will provide you with the tools to maximise the competitive advantage of doing business in Canada through a mixture of in-depth background information and hands-on practical tips and solutions.
Communicaid’s Doing Business in Canada courses will provide you with:
- A clear understanding of the key drivers that motivate Canadian business counterparts
- Greater awareness of Canadian business etiquette and culture
- Practical strategies for doing business more effectively with Canadian counterparts
- Better understanding of the potential issues and solutions involved in establishing or doing
business in Canada
Who should attend
A Communicaid Doing Business in Canada course will be of benefit to you if you are:
- Considering doing business in Canada
- Involved in exportation/importation or doing business in Canada
- Establishing partnerships with Canadian counterparts
- Travelling extensively to Canada for business
- Employing Canadian nationals within your organisation
All our Doing Business in Canada training courses are designed to meet the specific needs of our clients depending on their particular requirements and existing skills set. A Doing Business in Canada course typically includes:
- Socio-economic, historical and political overview of Canada
- Canadian culture and values including religion, language, beliefs and customs
- Canadian business and economic environment
- Canadian business cultural values and attitudes: hierarchy, time and egalitarianism
- Management and working styles for doing business in Canada
- Communication, meeting and negotiation styles when doing business in Canada
- Challenges and solutions for establishing relationships and doing business in Canada
Doing Business in Canada programmes are available seven days a week, 365 days a year, either at one of our training centres in London, Paris, Frankfurt and New York or at your offices in any location worldwide. We usually recommend a one or two day course but can also offer a more flexible format to suit your schedule.
Suitably tailored materials will be used throughout your course and your trainer will provide a balance of structured input and discussion of case studies and scenarios relevant to your own particular context.
The most appropriate training format, content and approach for your Doing Business in Canada course will be discussed during your diagnostic consultancy (please click here to read more about our approach).
Doing Business in Canada Course Trainer
Your Doing Business in Canada trainer will be assigned to you following the results of your diagnostic consultancy according to your objectives and areas of focus. Detailed below is the profile of a member of our Canadian culture training team.
With a BA degree from Toronto University, an MSc from University of Southampton, currently reading for a PhD in Psychology, JW is our principal cultural trainer for Canada.
A Canadian national, JW has travelled extensively throughout every province/territory in Canada as part of her role as Manager of Consumer Travel and Public Relations and subsequently, Director of the Canadian Tourism Office. This experience, combined with her public speaking skills, developed in her roles as Assistant to the Minister of Industry and International Trade Officer, means that she is ideally placed to discuss issues on living and doing business in Canada.
JW has successfully run her own marketing consultancy and at present while completing her PhD, tutors and lectures in the field of behavioural psychology. She has delivered cultural awareness training programmes on Canada for Communicaid since 2002. Key clients that have benefited from Doing Business in Canada programmes with JW include Talisman Energy and Cadbury Schweppes.