Canadians are just these peaceful, sweet, warmhearted individuals who live in nature and say sorry every chance they get, right? Wrong. I was at this music festival in Miami not too long ago, and was talking to this couple from Tennessee. The second they found out I was Canadian, I got bombarded with the most ridiculous stereotypes I have ever heard. Some so stupid I couldn't believe they were said out loud. Don't worry, by the end of the night they stood corrected. Here are some of those ridiculous things, and the perfect reaction for next time you encounter them.
1. So you live in Toronto?
Over 100 cities and you're going with- no. Just no.
2. Isn't that next to the North Pole?
A white girl "can't even".
3. You're from Canada - you must be used to the cold. Haha i'm original.
Haha, no you're not.
4. Canadian, EH?
Guys make it stop.
5. So you watch hockey/play hockey/own a hockey stick?
WHICH ONE SHOULD I ANSWER FIRST?
6. Do you guys live in igloos?
Do you live on another planet where hypothermia doesn't exist????
7. No but where are you really from?
This one is typical when your features are a bit exotic and you don't look full blown Caucasian. My parents moved here from another country and I look like this...It still makes me Canadian.
8. So you're under British rule but don't come from England?
I'm not even getting started on how uninformed people are about Canadian politics, because it's ridiculous.
9. You guys are so nice!
Yes, we bump into each other and apologize because we're POLITE, you f#!%. Sorry that was rude.
Mary Simon's approval rating is lower in Quebec compared to the rest of Canada, a poll released Wednesday showed, because the new governor general can't speak French.
An Angus Reid Institute poll of 2,049 Canadians found only 49% of Quebecers approve of her appointment compared to 74% of respondents in the rest of the country.
"Despite being from Nunavik (the Inuit homeland in Northern Quebec), and having been awarded the [province's] highest distinction, many Quebecers remain unconvinced Mary Simon is the best choice for governor general due to her lack of fluency in French," stated the Angus Reid Institute.
"Support is cleaved along linguistic divides in the only majority Francophone province in Canada," it continued, as only 40% of Quebecers whose first language is French approve of her appointment compared to 81% of English speakers.
Though Simon, the country's first Indigenous governor general, is not currently fluent in French, she has promised to learn, Angus Reid stated.
Expedia also shared data on Canadians' interest in visiting Quebec destinations. After Quebec City and Mont-Tremblant, Canadians seem to want to travel to La Malbaie, Tadoussac, Montreal and Gaspésie — in that order.
The results were based on searches for trips that would take place between July 7 and September 30.
In a new poll by the Angus Reid Institute, over half of Quebec respondents said that Canada should reach a vaccination rate of at least 75% before opening the U.S. border.
With many Canadians already envisioning a life post-COVID-19, the poll found that a "vast majority (69%)" are willing to wait it out until "at least three-quarters" of the country are fully vaccinated before opening the border to travel.
Only 22% of Canadians would be willing to open the Canada-U.S. border immediately, according to the survey.
Thirty-five percent of Quebec respondents agreed that the country should wait until over 75% of the population has two vaccine doses. Thirty-seven percent agreed that having 75% of the population fully vaccinated is adequate.
Only 20% of Quebec respondents agreed that the borders should open immediately.
Respondents in Alberta and Saskatchewan were the most interested in welcoming back Americans, according to the poll, as 42% and 30% of respondents, respectively, want the border to open immediately.
Since July 1, it has been possible for people who have had to recover from unemployment due to the pandemic and for people who have not been studying full time in the last 12 months to register for one of the training programs of the Program for the requalification and the accompaniment in information technology and communications (PRATIC).
Whether it's a college or university program, a certificate, an attestation of college studies (AEC) or a diploma of specialized graduate studies (DESS), among others, there are 142 training programs waiting for future students.
In Montreal alone, nearly sixty college programs and 20 university programs are available, and a total of 15 in the Capitale-Nationale region.
There are, for example, ACSs in programming, multimedia production, mobile application development or graphic design, to name a few.
The complete list of training courses offered by region can be found on the government website.
Thanks to a budget of some $39.6 million, financial assistance of $650 per week will be offered to 2,500 Quebecers for the duration of their full-time training. A $1,950 bursary will be awarded to graduates.
Who is eligible to enroll in PRATIC?
Two criteria will determine if a person is eligible to register for PRATIC. You must be unemployed and not have been a full-time student in the 12 months prior to applying.
The government suggests that you contact the Services Québec office in your area and an agent will determine with the future student if PRATIC corresponds to his/her needs.