If you are reading this website you may be a volunteer or a worker with the HOST Program or perhaps you are planning to employ new immigrants. You may be someone who wants to understand the ways and values of different cultures. Whatever the reason, you will probably find this information helpful. It will introduce you to Romania and Romanians.

Every year, thousands of people from other countries come to Canada to start a new life. Romanians come to Canada as immigrants with different talents and hopes of contributing to their new country. This information will help you to gain some understanding of Romania and its people. 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 profiled country. Romanians, like many newcomers to Canada, probably come with mixed feelings. They may be sad to leave behind their homes, friends and family, but appreciate the opportunity to live in Canada.

The decision to live in a new country is not an easy one because things are unfamiliar. As you can imagine, Canada may seem quite different to Romanians. As new immigrants, they may want practical information on how to begin a new life in Canada. They may want to learn new customs and how to get around, what school to attend, where to shop for food, where to find a doctor and of course where to find new friends.

 You may learn a lot from your Romanian friends and may even find you have a lot in common with them.