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Doing Business in Canada

Syllabus of the Subject: Doing Business in Canada. Toronto.

  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 - Top Canadian industry sectors:
    1. Aerospace
    2. Agri-food
    3. Automotive
    4. Software
  7. Doing Business in Ontario - Toronto
  8. Doing Business in Quebec
  9. Introduction to French
  10. Case Study: the Asia-Pacific gateway and corridor initiative
  11. Access to the Canadian Market
  12. Business Plan for Canada

Doing Business in Canada

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

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

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

Master and Doctorate in International Business for the Canadian Students.

Sample of the subject - Doing Business in Canada:
Doing Business in Quebec Canada

Description of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Doing Business in Canada


  1. The 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. 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. Abolition of the Slavery in Canada: (1834)
  9. African Diaspora in Canada: 0.8 million of people (2,7% of the Canadian population)

The main religion in Canada is Christianity:

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

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

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. The Region of Ontario (Toronto) is the engine of the Canadian economy (42% of exports of the 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 US generate more trade with Canada than with all the countries of the European Union)
  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. The European Union markets provides business opportunities for 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

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 the 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. Canada-European Free Trade Association (EFTA)
  6. Canada-Jordan
  7. Canada-Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
  8. Canada-India
  9. Canada-Honduras
  10. Canada-Panama
  11. Canada-Colombia
  12. Canada-Peru
  13. Canada-Chile
  14. Canada-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 (FTA)

Canada-EFTA States Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement (TPP)

ASEAN-Canada Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

Costa Rica-Canada Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

Canada-Honduras Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

Colombia-Canada Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

Canada-Jordan Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

Panama-Canada Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

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