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Business in Canada, Toronto

Syllabus of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Canada. Toronto

  1. Introduction to Canada
  2. Canadian Economy
    1. Canadian competitive advantages
  3. Case Study - Top Canadian industry sectors:
    1. Aerospace
    2. Agri-food
    3. Automotive
    4. Software
  4. Canadian International Trade (Import, Export)
  5. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Canada
  6. Doing Business in Ontario - Toronto
  7. Doing Business in Quebec
  8. Case Study: Asia-Pacific gateway and corridor initiative
  9. Access to the Canadian Market
  10. Business Plan for Canada

Business in Canada, Toronto, Quebec, Canadian International Trade (Master, Doctorate)

The objectives of the Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Canada” are the following:

  1. To analyse the Canadian Economy and Foreign Trade (Import, Export, FDI)
  2. To know the business opportunities in Canada
  3. To explore the Canadian trade relations with the country of the student
  4. To know the Canadian Free Trade Agreements (FTAs)
  5. To examine the profile of Canadian Companies
  6. To develop a business plan for the Canadian Market
The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Canadabelongs to the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:
  1. Doctorates: American Business, World Trade
  2. Masters: Business in America, International Business, Foreign Trade
  3. Course: Business in North America

Learning materials in Courses, Masters, Doctorates in International Business in English or Study, Master in International Business in French Canada Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Canada

Online Students, Master in International Business and Foreign Trade

  1. Credits of the Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Canada”: 2 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: two weeks

Download the syllabus “Doing Business in Canada” (PDF)

Canada, Master, International Business, Foreign Trade Higher Education programs adapted to the Canadian Students.

Sample of the Subject - Doing Business in Canada:
International Trade and Business in Quebec Canada

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Description of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Canada

Canadian Preferential Access and Free Trade Agreements

  1. Canada and the North American Economic Area
  2. North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
  3. Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
  4. Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)
  5. European Union-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
  6. Free Trade Agreements
    1. Canada-European Free Trade Association (EFTA)
    2. Canada-Jordan
    3. Canada-Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
    4. Canada-India
    5. Canada-Honduras
    6. Canada-Panama
    7. Canada-Colombia
    8. Canada-Peru
    9. Canada-Chile
    10. Canada-Costa Rica
  7. Central American Integration System (SICA) (observer country)

International Trade Facilitation Programs

  1. World Trade Organisation (WTO)
    1. WTO General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS)
    2. WTO Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS)
    3. WTO Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT)
    4. WTO Agreement on Preshipment Inspection (PSI)
    5. WTO Agreement on Safeguards (SG)
    6. WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA)
  2. World Customs Organisation (WCO)
    1. Revised Kyoto Convention (RKC)
  3. International Bureau of Containers and Intermodal Transport (BIC)
  4. International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO, Chicago Convention)
  5. International Maritime Organisation (IMO)
  6. Customs Convention on Containers (CCC, UN)
  7. Convention Relating to Temporary Admission (Istanbul Convention)
  8. International Chamber of Shipping (ICS)
  9. International Road Transport Union (IRU)
    1. TIR Convention
    2. Guidelines on Safe Load Securing for Road Transport

Canadian Economy (Master, Course)

American Trade and Economic Organisations. Canada is a member of:

  1. Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
  2. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
  3. Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Global Organisations

  1. Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
    1. OECD anti-corruption measures
  2. United Nations (UN)
    1. Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
    2. International Trade Centre (INTRACEN)
    3. Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL)
    4. World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)
  3. World Bank (WB)
  4. World Trade Organisation (WTO)
  5. International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  6. African Development Bank (AfDB)
  7. Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PEEC)
  8. Regional Cooperation Council (RCC)


  1. Canadian population: 35.7 million people
  2. Area of Canada: 9,984,670 square kilometres (the world's second-largest country, the first is Russia)
  3. Canada shares its border with the United States
  4. Capital of Canada: Ottawa
  5. Business City: Toronto
  6. Canada has two official languages: English and French (Quebec and Montreal)
  7. Canada gained the independence from Britain in 1867. Since then the Queen is the Head of State
  8. Abolition of Slavery in Canada: (1834)
  9. African Diaspora in Canada: 0.8 million people (2,7% of Canadian population)

Main religion in Canada: Christianity:

  1. Catholicism (14 million)
  2. Protestants (9 million, 29% of Canadian population, Methodists)

Canada belongs to the North American Economic Area (Western-Christian Civilisation)

Canadian Economy.

  1. Canada is the top-ranked nation in the OCDE for both lowest number of procedures (2) and shortest duration for termination (3 days) to incorporate a business (World Bank)
  2. Canada is one of the safest countries to invest
  3. Business of Canada “Welfare Potential Index” ranks Canada first in the G-7
  4. Canada is the fifth-largest aerospace producer in the World
  5. Canada is the fourth-largest agricultural export producer in the World
  6. Canada is the third largest automotive products exporter
  7. Nine of the top ten chemical companies in the World have production facilities in Canada
  8. Canada is one of the five world leaders in biotechnology
  9. Canada ranks number one in the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in higher education
  10. Ontario Region (Toronto) is the Canadian economy engine (42% of the exports of Canadian products)
  11. Economic recession in 2015 due to the lower petrol prices
  12. Currency: the Canadian dollar (CAD)

Canadian International Trade

Canadian International Trade.

  1. Canada is the largest trading partner of the United States (the U.S. generate more trade with Canada than with all the countries of the European Union)
  2. Canadian largest trading partners are the United States, China, Mexico, Japan, and the European Union
  3. Quebec and Ontario are closer to New York, Boston, and Chicago than many industrial cities in the United States
  4. The Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor Initiative is an association of public resources and private sector to take advantage of Canadian strategic location at the crossroads between the North American market and the Asian emerging economies
  5. The markets of the European Union provides business opportunities for the exporters and importers of Canada.
    1. Top Canadian exports to the European Union: chemicals, machinery, international transport equipment, computer electronics products and minerals
    2. The European Union represents the second-largest trade and investment partner of Canada
  6. The countries of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) are also important economic partners for Canada. International Trade Canada-EFTA: $13.2 billion, including exports of $4.2 billion

North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) (United States-Mexico-Canada)

Canadian Free Trade Agreements (FTA)

Under the North American Free-Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Canada has direct access to the North American markets, including the United Mexican States and the United States (the largest trading partner of Canada).

European Union-Canada Economic Agreement

Samples - Business in Canada

India-Canada Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

Canada-European Free Trade Association (EFTA) Free Trade Agreement

Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-Canada Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

Costa Rica-Canada Free Trade Agreement

Canada-Honduras Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

Colombia-Canada Free Trade Agreement

Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

Canada-Jordan Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

Panama-Canada Free Trade Agreement

Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement

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