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Doing Business in Canada - Government Resources

Agencies within Each Province Ease the Transition to Doing Business in Canada

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Low taxes

Canada ranks #1 most competitive tax country for business globally.

See KPMG Rankings
An educated workforce

Canada has one of the highest percentage of adults aged 25 to 64 with tertiary education in the world.

See OECD Data
Favorable trade

The recent Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) means US companies with Canadian operations can do business in Europe more easily.

Read more about CETA

EVP examines the ease and the perks of doing business across Canada:

Nova Scotia

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Nova Scotia Business Inc

“Nova Scotia is a leading data analytics hub in Canada. We have real strengths in terms of innovation on products and services, in interactive media, IT services, data analytics and the ICT sector. This is all connected to our university which is now offering great specialty degree programs as well as actively participating in the business community.”
Laurel Broten, President & CEO

Saskatchewan

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Saskatchewan, Canada

“Our mission is to develop the economy of this province to ensure that we have the most competitive business climate for entrepreneurs to move forward with their endeavors—with the most competitive regulatory environment possible.”
Jeremy Harrison, Saskatchewan’s Minister of the Economy

Québec

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Québec International Economic Development Agency

“We have over 120 affiliates from the US that are located in the region. It’s easy for companies to expand established US markets to Canada.”
Carl Viel, President and CEO
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City of Montreal

“We have such diversity with a representative of 200 nations speaking 120 different languages; we are a land of immigrants. Living together is part of our DNA and another reason why Montreal is a great place to do business.”
Denis Coderre, City Mayor

Ontario

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Ontario Ministry of International Trade

“In Canada, we believe in free trade and want to expand that, and we want to knock down barriers. Of our trade with the world, 65% goes to America.”
The Honourable Michael Chan, Minister of International Trade

Newfoundland & Labrador

Newfoundland & Labrador Dept of Business, Tourism, Culture, and Rural Development

Positioned as a gateway from the Americas to Europe and the Arctic, the province of Newfoundland and Labrador is home to growing mining, offshore oil and gas, and ocean technology industries. The strategic location, competitive taxes, and other incentives make Newfoundland and Labrador an excellent place to expand business operations or start a new venture.

British Columbia

Vancouver Economic Commission

The VEC aims to advise investors on how to best utilize Vancouver’s unique economic environment as well as provide businesses with necessary capital. Vancouver is the second most competitive city in the world in terms of business taxes, according to KPMG.

Alberta

Calgary Economic Development

“I think the thing we are really undersold on is innovation. We have the highest concentration of STEM (science, technology, engineering, or mathematics) workers in Canada.”
Mary Moran, President & CEO