|Every year thousands of people come from all over the world to live in Canada. They bring skills and resources that contribute to life in Canada. Perhaps you are a worker or a volunteer with the HOST Program or you are planning to employ someone who has newly immigrated, or perhaps you just want to learn about a new culture. Whatever your reason, this website will provide helpful information and will introduce you to Grenada and to Grenadians.|
|Like many newcomers to Canada, Grenadians arrive with mixed feelings. Many of them are educated people who were well established back home. They leave behind friends and family, so they are sad to leave Grenada. At the same time, they appreciate the opportunity to make a new life in Canada.|
The lifestyle of Canadians may seem strange to newly arrived Grenadians.
The climate can be difficult to get used to, since there are no winters or cold temperatures
in their home country. In addition, they need to learn how to get around and where to find
doctors and hospitals, schools, banks and other services in their new home. Their needs are
the same as yours would be if you moved to a new country.
The most important things you can offer your Grenadian friends are your time, concern and friendship. You will find that they have much to give in return, and you will both learn and benefit from the friendship.
The people of Grenada have a rich cultural and social history. Although
the cultural profile provided in this booklet provides insight into some customs, it does not
cover all facets of life. The customs described here may not apply in equal measure to all
newcomers from Grenada.