Consider Canada’s large cities for global trade and investment
Most trade and investment flows through the world’s cities. That’s why 11 economic development agencies from Canada’s large cities work together as the Consider Canada City Alliance to promote Canada as an ideal destination for global trade and investment.
As a united front, Canada’s large cities – Toronto, Montréal, Vancouver, Ottawa, Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Québec City, Winnipeg, Waterloo Region and Saskatoon – help international companies determine the best strategies for business expansion and continually improve Canada’s ability to attract new investment and trade opportunities.
These large cities accounted for 72% of GDP growth and 90% of job growth in Canada between 2007 and 2012. In 2013, both the IMF and OECD expect Canada to lead all G7 countries in economic growth.
Canada is an aggressive trading nation. A growing list of trade agreements represent the most ambitious trade expansion plan in Canadian history. Global inflows of foreign direct investment (FDI) rose by 17% to $1,509 billion in 2011, up from $1,290 billion in 2010.
This investment is bolstered by the world’s most stable financial system. The World Economic Forum has ranked Canadian banks the soundest in the world for the fifth consecutive year.
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