About Canada

Canada’s federation has 10 Provinces – listed west to east. Their capital city in parenthesis:

  • British Columbia (Victoria)
  • Alberta (Edmonton)
  • Saskatchewan (Regina)
  • Manitoba (Winnipeg)
  • Ontario (Toronto)
  • Quebec (Québec)
  • New Brunswick (Fredericton)
  • Nova Scotia (Halifax)
  • Prince Edward Island (Charlottetown)
  • Newfoundland & Labrador (St. John’s)

In addition, Canada has 3 territories:

  • The Yukon (Whitehorse)
  • Northwest Territories (Yellowknife)
  • Nunavut (Iqaluit)

Facts About Canada

  • Most of the country’s 37.5M population live within 100km of the
    U.S. border.

  • Ottawa is the Nation’s Capital. Toronto is the largest city followed by Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary and Québec City.

  • English and French are official languages.

  • National winter sport is Hockey, National summer sport is Lacrosse.

  • Skilled work force – Canada has the most highly educated population in the 34 member countries that make up the OEDC (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development).

  • Economic stability – Canada’s banks have been rated as the soundest in the world for years by the World Economic Forum.

  • Great place to live - The United Nations rates Canada in the top 10 countries, measured by health and live expectancy, access to education and standard of living.

  • Industry Leadership - Canada is recognized for its leadership in industries such as aerospace, biopharmaceuticals, fibre optics, medical devices and agri-food.

  • Market Crossroads - Canada is considered to be at the crossroads between the North American and Asian marketplaces.

To see how Canada can help you improve your bottom line, see Why Invest in Canada

Why Invest in Canada?

Innovation + Stability = Profitability
If you are looking for a dynamic and prosperous country in which to invest, innovate, grow or expand your business on the world stage, Think Canada!

Canada welcomes foreign business investments and offers many competitive advantages:

A welcoming business environment → Canada is the best country in the G20 to do business, according to both Forbes and Bloomberg. Source: Forbes and Bloomberg

A strong growth record → Canada led all G7 countries in economic growth over the past decade (2006–2015). Source: Organisation for Economic Co- operation and Development

Unparalleled market access → Once CETA comes into force, foreign investors in Canada will have assured preferential access to both NAFTA and the EU – a vibrant market with a combined GDP of nearly US$37 trillion, or one-half of the world’s output of goods and services. Source: The World Bank

A highly educated workforce → Canada’s workforce is the most highly educated among members of the OECD, with half of its working-age population having a tertiary level education. Source: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Low business tax costs → Total business tax costs in Canada are by far the lowest in the G7 and 46 percent lower than those in the United States. Source: KPMG

Competitive R&D environment → Canada offers the lowest business costs in the G7 for R&D-intensive sectors, with a 27.7 percent cost advantage over the United States. Source: KPMG

Financial stability → The World Economic Forum consistently declares Canada’s banking system to be one of the soundest in the world. Source: World Economic Forum

A great place to invest, work, and live → Canada is one of the most multicultural countries in the world, with world-class universities, a universal health care system and clean and friendly cities. The OECD’s Better Life Index shows Canada as best in the G7 in terms of overall living conditions and quality of life.Source: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development