Advanced technology companies are drawn by Canada’s overall cost and other advantages, while recognizing the synergism found in its urban centers.
Writing on Area Development, Michael Darch of the Consider Canada Cities Alliance highlighted the advantages to investing in Canadian cities. He stated that Canada offered an overall cost advantage, especially in knowledge-based services, and supportive ecosystems with high levels of skilled labour and a supportive network for businesses. He cited success stories of foreign investment, including the video game developer Ubisoft in Montréal, Toronto, Quebec City, and Halifax, Google in Waterloo, Toronto, and Montréal, and Boeing in Winnipeg.
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