When doing business in any of the larger cities, business suits and ties are standard attire for men with conservative suits and dresses for women.
However, if doing business with smaller companies in more rural areas (or on the West Coast) do not be surprised to find a much more relaxed and casual approach to dress code. It is probably a good idea to do some research in this area before travelling to meet any new company or organisation.
Take the weather conditions into account if travelling to Canada. Winters are, of course, very cold but summers can be hot and humid.
This country-specific business culture profile was written by Keith Warburton who is the founder of the cultural awareness training consultancy Global Business Culture.
Global Business culture is a leading training provider in the fields of cross-cultural communication and global virtual team working. We provide training to global corporations in live classroom-based formats, through webinars and also through our cultural awareness digital learning hub, Global Business Compass.
This World Business Culture profile is designed as an introduction to business culture in Canada only and a more detailed understanding needs a more in-depth exploration which we can provide through our training and consultancy services.
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