There is a certain set of etiquette expectations that Canadians have in any professional or social setting, from how you shake hands to your basic manners.
First, shake hands firmly. This gives the impression that you are genuine and confident. Hold the handshake for one or two seconds and shake steadily from your elbow. However, avoid an overly powerful handshake; in other words, do not crush the other person’s hand in yours.
Networking is one of the most important new skills a newcomer often has to acquire. In Canada, many jobs and opportunities are found through word of mouth. Networking is the process by which you meet new people at social or professional events whom could potentially lead you to new opportunities.
While many people limit their networking to the office or professional/industry events, don’t discount the possibility of networking within your personal community as well. You never know where your
There is more to feeling a sense of community than just exploring your new home; it’s important to also be engaged and get involved.
One of the best ways to do this is by volunteering, attending events and joining clubs.