I have more than ten years driving, and if you as myself, didn't get the Canadian way at the first, let me tell you it is normal. Canadians drive in a different way than in Latino-Americans, they don't push themselves into the traffic. It is perfectly normal to see a car waiting for people crossing the street.
If you are coming to Canada, as a tourist you can drive with your still valid foreign driving license. However, you must follow the Canadian way. I will write here some details.
If your interest is more how to get a Canadian license, you can read my article where I describe how to shortcut the process using your foreign valid driving license.