Business in Canada

EENI- School of International Business

Subject (Course): International Trade and Doing Business in Canada. Toronto. Syllabus:

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

Doing Business in Canada

Objectives of the subject “Foreign Trade and Doing Business in Canada”:

  1. To analyse the Canadian economy and foreign trade
  2. To evaluate business opportunities in Canada
  3. To explore Canada's trade relations with the student's country
  4. To know Canada's Free Trade Agreements (FTAs)
  5. To examine the profile of Canadian Companies
  6. To develop a business plan for the Canadian Market
Subject “Doing Business in Canada” is studied...
  1. Doctorate in Business in America
  2. Masters: International Business, America, and Pacific
  3. Course (e-learning): North America

Course learning materials in English or French Canada Spanish Canada

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

Master in International Business for Canadian Students.

Sample of the subject - Foreign Trade and Doing Business in Canada:
Doing Business in Quebec Canada

Subject Description: Foreign Trade and Business in Canada:


  1. Canadian population is 35.7 millions of people
  2. Area: 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. The capital of Canada: Ottawa.
  5. City of business: Toronto.
  6. Canada has two official languages: English and French (Quebec and Montreal)
  7. Canada gained independence from Britain in 1867. Since then the Queen is the Head of State.
  8. The main religion in Canada is Christianity: Catholicism (14 million) and Protestants (9 million, 29% of the population, Methodists)
  9. Canada belongs to the North American Economic Area of the Western Christian Civilisation
  10. Abolition of slavery in Canada: (1834)
  11. African Diaspora in Canada: 0.8 millions of people (2,7% of the Canadian population)

Canadian economy

Canadian Economy.

  1. Canada is the top-ranked nation in the OCDE for both the lowest number of procedures (2) and the 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-biggest aerospace producer in the World.
  5. Canada is the fourth-largest exporter of agricultural products in the World.
  6. Canada is the third largest exporter of automotive products
  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 the context of higher education.
  10. Region of Ontario (Toronto) is the engine of the Canadian economy (42% of exports of Canadian products)
  11. Economic recession in 2015 due to lower petrol prices.
  12. Canada's currency is the Canadian dollar (CAD)

Canadian International Trade

Canadian International Trade.

  1. Canada is the largest trading partner of the United States (the United States generate more trade with Canada than with all the European Union countries)
  2. Canada's 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 Canada's strategic location at the crossroads between the North American market and the emerging economies in Asia.
  5. Markets of the European Union provides business opportunities for exporters and importers of Canada.
    1. Top 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 foreign direct investment partner of Canada.
  6. European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries are also important economic partners for Canada. International Trade: $13.2 billion, including exports of $4.2 billion.

Canada's Free Trade Agreements (FTA):

North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

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

  1. North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
  2. Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
  3. Trans-Pacific Agreement (TPP)
  4. EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
  5. European Free Trade Association (EFTA)
  6. Jordan
  7. Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
  8. India
  9. Honduras
  10. Panama
  11. Colombia
  12. Peru
  13. Chile
  14. Costa Rica

European Union-Canada Economic Agreement

Canada is a member of:

  1. Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
  2. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
  3. Canada has signed the OECD anti-corruption measures

Samples - Business in Canada

India-Canada Free Trade Agreement

Canada-EFTA Free Trade Agreement

Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement (TPP)

ASEAN-Canada Free Trade Agreement

Costa Rica-Canada Free Trade Agreement

Canada-Honduras Free Trade Agreement

Colombia-Canada Free Trade Agreement

Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement

Canada-Jordan Free Trade Agreement

Panama-Canada Free Trade Agreement

Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement

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