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Quebec’s social values

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Social norms

Like all places, Quebec has social norms shared by most people. These norms may differ from your country of origin.

Intercultural conflicts can arise when an immigrant and a non-immigrant interact and are unfamiliar with each other’s social norms.

For example, in some Asian countries, slurping your food is considered polite and a sign of appreciation. In Quebec, however, it is the opposite. Eating loudly with your mouth open is considered rude and a sign of bad manners.

Below are some examples of social norms that you can follow in Quebec to make your integration easier.