Top Performing Canadian Companies
GLOBAL MARKET ACCESS.
These are just some of the reasons world-leading companies are setting up shop in Canada. Among them, the largest Fortune 500 companies are expanding existing operations or establishing new R&D hubs in Canada.
Canada is the best country for global investment. Period.
In this tumultuous world, it can be difficult to seize opportunities and avoid risk. To grow and succeed, global companies need to find the oasis in the chaos.
Canada is that place. And investors are taking notice.
From 2018 to 2019, FDI into Canada increased by 18.6%, making Canada’s 2019 FDI results 42.5% higher than the previous 10-year average FDI total.
GLOBAL MARKET ACCESS
Canada gives investors preferential market access through 14 trade agreements to 51 countries with nearly 1.5 billion consumers and a combined GDP of US$49.3 trillion.
Canada is well placed to serve as a central hub for global trade. Our air transport infrastructure is the best in the world and our coastal ports provide direct maritime access to Asia, Europe and South America. The Great Lakes also provide easy access to the U.S.
Combined with secure trade corridors and gateways, our infrastructure facilitates continual supply chain and business operations.
The Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) is now in force. CUSMA replaces the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and modernizes continental trade.
The Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) ensures 98% of EU tariffs are duty-free for Canadian goods and guarantees market access to both the EU and North America. No other top investment destination in the Americas can offer access to all 28 EU Member States.
The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) gives companies operating in Canada preferential access to one of the largest trading blocs in the world, including key markets in Asia and Latin America.
HIGHLY SKILLED TALENT
Need talent? Canada is the most educated workforce in the world with nearly 58% of Canadians aged 25–64 having graduated from post-secondary institutions.
And if you can’t find the specialized skills you need in home grown talent, you can quickly bring in top international talent through the Global Skills Strategy. For example, through the Global Talent Stream, eligible workers can receive work permits in as little as two weeks.
Searching for the best quality of life? You found it. Home to some of the world’s most impressive sceneries and vibrant cities, Canada offers the perfect space to live, work and play.
Settle in and find out for yourself. There’s no better place to be.