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, Québec City, Winnipeg, Waterloo Region, London, Halifax 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 represent 52.5% of Canada's population, 56.8% of its GDP and 63.8% of GDP growth in Canada between 2010 and 2015. Canada led all G-7 countries in economic growth over the past decade (2005-2014) and is projected to be among G-7 growth leaders in 2015 and 2016.

Canada is an aggressive trading nation. A growing list of trade agreements represent the most ambitious trade expansion plan in Canadian history. Canada was the largest recipient of FDI inflows per capita in the G-7 over the 2009-2013 period.

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 7th consecutive year.

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