Every year, thousands of people from all over the world come to Canada to start a new life. They come with many different skills and the hope of contributing to their new society.

 This website will introduce you to Argentina and Argentinian culture. Your interest in Argentina and Argentinians may be due to your involvement in the HOST Program. You may be working with Argentinians in your organization or workplace, you may be open to offering jobs to newcomers or you may have students from Argentina in your school. Whatever the reason for your interest, this website will help you become familiar with Argentina and Argentinians.

Argentinians who come to Canada will have many of the same questions you would have if you moved to another city or country. They will want to know about schools and education, health care, jobs and places to live. They may also have questions about the community to which they now belong.

 It is important to understand some elements of the Argentinian culture that your new friends may bring with them. Your offer of time, friendship and concern will be valuable as well.

 Did you know? 
The highest mountain peak in the Americas is Mount Aconcagua in the Andes Mountains, rising more than 6,900 metres.


Although this cultural profile provides insight into some customs, it does not cover all facets of life. The customs described may not apply in equal measure to all newcomers from Argentina.
 Did you know? 
The soil brought down by the rivers flowing into the Río de la Plata has created landfill over the centuries that has allowed Buenos Aires, the capital city of Argentina, to advance several miles into the large river mouth.