Top 3 Project Management Applications for Canada

Knowing cultural differences when collaborating with teams in other countries is crucial for project success. Here are some things you should know when working with colleagues in Canada.

Corporate Etiquette in Canada

Canadians are conscientious of time, being punctual to both business and social occasions. Anticipate exchanging business cards, and consider something double sided to include your credentials in both French and English, specifically when doing business in Quebec. Academic degrees and titles are important.

Canadians get straight to the agenda items in business meetings, they expect organized presentations, a wise use of time and extraneous small talk isn’t necessary. Canada has several different regions with differing business practices, so research your project counterpart’s specific area for additional information.

Top 3 Project Management Applications for Canada

Choosing the right collaborative software is important for any project. Here are our recommendations for the best products for the Canadian market.

Cloud Computing in Canada

Canada is 4th on the 2016 BSA Global Cloud Computing Scorecard, and one of the most improved countries. The higher rank is due to improvements in cybercrime, intellectual property and privacy legislation. Canadians have also enhanced their IT infrastructure.

Canada has recently upgraded its copyright protections as well. In addition, Canada is increasing broadband access across the country.


In general, Canadians are reserved and polite. Business meetings start on time, small talk is minimal, dress is conservative, and communication should be succinct. Canada has a great IT infrastructure and extensive broadband access, so selecting collaborative software should be easy.

Remember that there are several Canadian regions, and there may be additional cultural nuances to consider. Be sure to research your client’s specific locale before starting your project.

Rebekah Peterman

Rebekah has a Bachelor’s Degree in Counseling and a Master of Science Degree in Personnel Services in the School of Education. She’s participated in projects including editing/writing/publishing and blog articles, and is currently writing informative articles on the topic of project management.