Kuwait to Canada

Every year thousands of people come to Canada to start a new life. They come with many different skills and the hope of contributing to their new society. Your interest in reading about Kuwait may arise from being involved in the HOST Program to provide assistance to newcomers. This booklet introduces you to Kuwait and will help you to understand your new friends'culture.
You may be in a business that frequently serves Kuwaiti tourists, work in an academic institution that hosts Kuwaiti students, or have a friendly relationship with a Kuwaiti living in Canada. You may be a social or health care worker providing care to Kuwaiti visitors. Perhaps you would like to know more about their country in order to assist them.

Because of Kuwait's booming economy many advertisements have appeared in Canadian newspapers. Workers with experience in the fields of telecommunications and medicine have been employed to work in Kuwait.

Whatever your motivation, knowing about Kuwaiti culture is helpful in understanding Kuwait. While 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 this country.