Part 6 : North America
Presentation by Célia Junon, Thomas Lochot, Giovanni Rasoli andPierre Urier-Cattoire.
1.       Geography and Demographics         Climate, Povinces and Territory, Population2.       Cultural facts         L...
Sources: www.populationdata.net; www.destineducation.ca.
   Population in Canada    (2010) :         33 993 106   Main provinces in term of    population :•   Ontario: 12 890 80...
   The biggest part of the    population lives in big    cities.   Toronto: 12 890 800    inhabitants.   Other importan...
   10 provinces :•   Ontario, Québec,    British Columbia,    Alberta…   3 territories :• Northouest  Territories• Yukon...
 Ontario   Represents 41% of    Canada’s Gross    Domestic Product.   Toronto: more than 100    different languages    ...
 Québec   Member of Canada’s    Confederation since    1867.   Represents 15% of the    total Canada’s area.   French ...
 British Columbia   Attractive place: skiing,    fishing, hiking, the best    place in the world to see    grizzly and o...
 Alberta   Main resources: oil    and natural gas.   Rodeos parties    every year.   29 colleges.
   6 diferent climates :•   North•   South•   Pacific coast•   Meadows•   Atlantic coast•   Great Lakes area
Sources : http://gomestic.com; www.foodbycountry.com;www.kwintessential.co.uk
    A multitude of languages are spoken in Canada.    English and French are recognized by the Constitution of Canada as...
   Family heritage influence.      The sporting culture of                                     Canada is different from...
 Gift giving    Dining customs
Sources : www.pch.gc.ca; DataMonitor – Study of Canada
General facts (2009):   Head of State: Elizabeth II   Governor General of Canada : Michaëlle Jean   Prime Minister: Ste...
   Political landscape:    • High government effectiveness and stable direction under both      Conservative and Liberal ...
   Economy landscape:    • Global slowdown (growth: -1% in 2009), low productivity      growth for the past 5 years and f...
   Decreasing GDP (constant price) in 2009 with a holding up rise    of inflation since 2006   Stable commercial    bala...
   Low business tax rates attract foreign investors    •   One of the most conducive legal climates for investments.    •...
Sources : www.kwintessential.co.uk; http://globalgateway.monster.ca
Let’s introduce this                             topic with a video… Agreeable, polite, quiet, reserved and passive-     ...
Business Structure:  Many Canadian companies have abandoned traditional hierarchical approaches in favor of        more si...
Canadian Team:                              Canadian                                                    Communication Styl...
CONCLUSION   People do not have authority just because of their    name, status, social class or sex.   Canadian busines...
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Canada international management

  1. 1. Part 6 : North America
  2. 2. Presentation by Célia Junon, Thomas Lochot, Giovanni Rasoli andPierre Urier-Cattoire.
  3. 3. 1. Geography and Demographics  Climate, Povinces and Territory, Population2. Cultural facts  Languages, Religions, Gastronomy, Sports3. Governement and Economy  Politics and Law, Economy, International relationships4. Doing business in Canada  Business structure, Management, Communication
  4. 4. Sources: www.populationdata.net; www.destineducation.ca.
  5. 5.  Population in Canada (2010) : 33 993 106 Main provinces in term of population :• Ontario: 12 890 800.• Québec: 7 744 530.• British Columbia: 4 430 360.• Alberta: 3 512 370.
  6. 6.  The biggest part of the population lives in big cities. Toronto: 12 890 800 inhabitants. Other important cities: Montréal, Vancouver, Calgary. 99% of the Canadian live in big cities, a large part of the territory is not occupied.
  7. 7.  10 provinces :• Ontario, Québec, British Columbia, Alberta… 3 territories :• Northouest Territories• Yukon• Nunav
  8. 8.  Ontario Represents 41% of Canada’s Gross Domestic Product. Toronto: more than 100 different languages spoken. 250 000 lakes.
  9. 9.  Québec Member of Canada’s Confederation since 1867. Represents 15% of the total Canada’s area. French is the first language.
  10. 10.  British Columbia Attractive place: skiing, fishing, hiking, the best place in the world to see grizzly and other kind of bears. 35 000 immigrants come to live in Toronto each year. Many visitors came last year to visit Vancouver: 22 millions.
  11. 11.  Alberta Main resources: oil and natural gas. Rodeos parties every year. 29 colleges.
  12. 12.  6 diferent climates :• North• South• Pacific coast• Meadows• Atlantic coast• Great Lakes area
  13. 13. Sources : http://gomestic.com; www.foodbycountry.com;www.kwintessential.co.uk
  14. 14.  A multitude of languages are spoken in Canada. English and French are recognized by the Constitution of Canada as “official languages”. 85% of French-speaking Canadians live in Quebec. Language Percentage Religion Percentage English 67.1% Christianity 77.1% French 21.5% No religion 16.5% Chinese 2.6% Islam 2.0% Punjabi 0.8% Judaism 1.1% Spanish 0.7% Buddhism 1.0% Italian 0.6% Hinduism 1.0% Arabic 0.5% Sikhism 0.9%
  15. 15.  Family heritage influence.  The sporting culture of Canada is different from Maple syrup and maple many other countries. products are popular. • Ice hockey • Football • Basketball • Base-ball
  16. 16.  Gift giving  Dining customs
  17. 17. Sources : www.pch.gc.ca; DataMonitor – Study of Canada
  18. 18. General facts (2009): Head of State: Elizabeth II Governor General of Canada : Michaëlle Jean Prime Minister: Stephen Harper Growth: -2.5% Unemployment: 8.6% Currency: Canadian Dollar (0.63054€)
  19. 19.  Political landscape: • High government effectiveness and stable direction under both Conservative and Liberal rule Political instability and disparities of development • Conservatives to power in 2006 after 12 years of Liberal rule • Parliament disolved in 2008  Conservatives became a minority (38%) • Collaboration to dislodge Harper’s government • Regional disparity between western and eastern provinces • Government is accused of helping the west and the French-speaking provincies more more than the others (most developped provinces) • Inequitable internal growth
  20. 20.  Economy landscape: • Global slowdown (growth: -1% in 2009), low productivity growth for the past 5 years and financial turbulence with not-evenly spread growth across all provinces and territories Slowdown in the economy • CAGR (Compounded average growth) from 2000 to 2007: +1,9% • CAGR in 2008: -0,65% • Bugetary deficit due to a drain on the state’s finances.
  21. 21.  Decreasing GDP (constant price) in 2009 with a holding up rise of inflation since 2006 Stable commercial balance Decreasing unemployement Growth of communication
  22. 22.  Low business tax rates attract foreign investors • One of the most conducive legal climates for investments. • 7th best investment regime in terms of business freedom (WSJ). • One of the most flexible labor markets in the world. • Lowest payroll taxes among the G8 countries. • But businesses une the country have to bear one of the world’s highest marginal effective tax rates on investment. International environmental targets • Proactive stand on environmental issues since 1990: remains the forefront in meeting the environmental challenges. • But Canada has a poor rating in terms of environmental performance. • Tries very hard to achieve its target under the Kyoto Protocol.  Greenhouse gases will decline starting in 2010 (all sources)
  23. 23. Sources : www.kwintessential.co.uk; http://globalgateway.monster.ca
  24. 24. Let’s introduce this topic with a video… Agreeable, polite, quiet, reserved and passive- aggressive, are all the words to describe Canadian.
  25. 25. Business Structure: Many Canadian companies have abandoned traditional hierarchical approaches in favor of more simple and open structures. Canadian Management Strategy: Manager = a part of the company. After having consulted each members of Canadian Meeting: the group, he is in charge of the final decision and so expected to be decisive.Democratic meetings: people expect the right to be heard and listened to Interpersonal and man-management skills regardless of rank or status. are considered of vital importance. Canadian are essentially rational and logical.
  26. 26. Canadian Team: Canadian Communication Style:People of the team expect to be valued for their contribution. Conflict is a dirty word in Canada.Cultural diversity is recognized and respected. There is a “moderately indirect” communication. Women in business : Absolutely integrated into the Canada business environment.
  27. 27. CONCLUSION People do not have authority just because of their name, status, social class or sex. Canadian business people are conservative in manner, speech and the way they dress. Let’s conclude this topic with a video …
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