5 Culture shocks in Canada.

5 Culture shocks in Canada.


in this video, I’m gonna talk about five
things that shock migrants when they come here to Canada, so let’s go, hey if we haven’t met, my name is Benard and I make videos about life in Canada has a
immigrant, so if this is something that interests you, make sure you stick around.
when you come to Canada, you’ll find yourself surrounded by this new culture
every single day. now this could be a bad a thing or a good thing depending on which
country coming from. now for those who don’t know, Culture shock refers to the feeling that people experience when they’re trying to integrate into a new society.
it happens because you have been cut off from familiar things and social networks
that made you feel at home. so now you know, let’s get right to it, shock number
one! the price of goods and services in Canada. in Canada, the price you see is
not actually what you pay. let me explain, the quoted price of goods and services
are always net and they don’t include taxes. sounds weird right’. in Canada, they
have PST and GST depends on which Province you live, and all this is added at the
end of checkout. By the way, make sure you check the description below because
I’m gonna leave all these terms down in the description below. so let me give you an example, the display price on this bottle could be $5, but because of the
GST and other taxes, the price will accelerate to $7. A 5% GST is applicable
to all transactions in Canada with the exemption on basic Food. so remember, when you’re a newcomer here in Canada, the end price will be higher than what you would expect. When you’re doing your budget planning, be sure to ask a final product
price that includes taxes and all applicable fees to avoid unpleasant
surprises. oh, by the way, I’m gonna include a link below about taxes in
Canada so make sure to check it out. shock number two, to the weather. Canadian winter can be very brutal and it can take you months or forever to get used to it. this country can get cold and by cold, I don’t mean -5 degrees celsius, I’m
talking about minus 40 degrees celsius. look look look look, snow everywhere!
when I came to Canada, I had no idea that this country can get as cold as minus 40
degrees celsius, so coming from Africa where the climate is warm, this was a big shock. when it
snows in Canada, it snows the entire day and it can take several months. take a
look, Canadian always get so
excited when winter weather hits, this week they had multiple snow orgasms. Newfoundland braces for a blizzard 70 centimeters as the west coast exiled and
the prairies freeze. My advice to you is always checked the forecast before you head out sometimes extreme weather warning are
issued by the government advising you to stay inside.
you can always check the weather on the radio or TV on your phone, actually I
will leave the name of the app that I use for my phone for the weather forecast in the description below. but I have to say, seeing snow fall is an amazing experience. shock number 3,
camping! yo, when you’re new here, the idea of camping may sound crazy, driving and
hiking the middle of nowhere, can you imagine sleeping the lightweight
tent that could easily fly away, getting eaten alive by mosquitoes and exposing
yourself to bears, no internet, no running water, No comfort bed. in Africa, if you
find yourself in the middle of nowhere you will refer to that situation as nightmare, here in Canada that situation is referred to as camping. yeah! I have seen movies where black people go camping and they never come back. but at the end of the day, I really enjoyed
camping and this is something that I will keep doing. shock number 4, sorry!
Canadians say the word sorry a lot, and by a lot, I mean way too much. so if you
don’t say sorry you’ll be sorry. much as you will expect to hear a lot of
sorry’s here in Canada don’t even feel like they’re apologizing to you, saying sorry isn’t always an apology in Canada it’s just being polite. sorry!
Canadians are known to be very nice people and super friendly. shock number
five. your credentials and work history! Resuming your professional career in
Canada is likely to be the biggest challenge you will face when you’re
moving here. Sorry guys it was freezing outside
that’s why I’ve decided to shot the rest of this video in my car. So anyways,
if you’re from Africa, Asia and some part of Europe, having your credentials recognized here in the Canadian marketplace is going to be difficult. so I strongly suggest that
you bring as many documents as possible. if you work in a highly specialized
field like medical field, it could literally take years to be licensed to
practice in Canada. We have people who have been lawyers back home but here
they’re driving Uber’s, sadly. Now here’s the good news,
Canada has some bridging programs that can help you gain employment in your
field. And they’re fully funded by the government. I
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