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North America is No. 1 consumer market in the world

• Canada’s firm commitment to free trade, its strategic location, its status as a partner of the North American Free Trade Agreement, and its world-class transportation infrastructure make it an economic, fast and reliable access to the gateway of North American market and the world market.

• Canada provides a stable access to the lucrative North American market, which has 453 million consumers and its combined GDP in 2019 is 23 trillion US dollars.

• In 2019, more than $2.5 billion in goods and services cross the Canada-U.S. border every day.

• Canada has large international shipping ports (Halifax, Vancouver, Prince Rupert) on the Atlantic and Pacific coastlines; there are also large international shipping ports (Montreal) along the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Channel. The St. Lawrence River is the longest inland waterway in the world and another transportation route to the economic center of North America.

• To provide the shortest route distance between North America and the Asia-Pacific region, Canada’s Asia-Pacific gateway is an advanced technology transportation network that integrates ports, roads and railways. It enters from western Canada and then passes through the west into the center of North American economy.

• North America is the world's largest capital market, commodity market, technology market, and talent market. It is the world's largest economy, with the most advanced technology and the most modern management experience. Countless Chinese companies regard entering the North American market as their ultimate goal, and obtaining national treatment in North America is undoubtedly the first step to success.

High living quality

• The high quality of life in Canada provides an important background for the success of individuals, families and multinational companies.

• The Management Development Institute (IMD) based in Switzerland reports that Canada has the highest quality of life among the G-7 countries

• In the United Nations Human Development Index 2019, Canada ranks second among G-7 countries.

• According to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary are ranked first, fourth and fifth in the top five livable cities in the world.

Lowest cost and tax in Canada


• Canada provides a low cost for businesses conducing to corporate development.

• For investment in new businesses, the overall tax rate is much lower than that of other G-7 countries.

• Canada has the best fiscal position among the G-7 countries and plans to rebalance the budget in the medium term.

• Canada’s strong fiscal position directly means low taxes and a stable investment for investors.

• Canada provides important tariff advantages. By 2015, Canada become the first G-20 country to establish a tariff-free zone for industrial manufacturers.

• Canada offers the most generous tax incentives for research and development in industrialized countries, with approximately 3.5 billion Canadian dollars in tax relief in 2019.

• Large Canadian companies can save up to 26.9% of R&D capital.

• The KPMG report stated that among the G-7 countries, Canada has the lowest cost in areas where R&D is the driving force. Compared with the United States, it can be up to 12.9% lower.

• Among the G-7 countries, Canada has the highest R&D expenditure on higher education.

KPMG reports that Canada offers the lowest overall corporate cost among G-7 countries, which is 5% lower than the United States.

Canada Leads G-7 on commercial open

• In 2019, Canada’s trade in goods and services accounted for 59% of Canada’s GDP, making Canada one of the most open economies in the world.

• In 2019, Canada’s total foreign direct investment shares were roughly equivalent to 36% of GDP. From 2013 to 2019, Canada was the seventh largest foreign direct investment inflow country in the world, ahead of Germany, Italy and Japan.

• Canada accounted for 3.1% of the total global foreign direct investment from 2013 to 2019, far higher than its 2.3% share of global GDP in 2019.

• The Canadian Export Development Agency, an autonomous government agency, provides financing services for new foreign direct investment projects that contain export components.

• According to the World Bank report, Canada is the easiest place to start a business among the G-7 countries.

Canada leads G-7 on economic growth

• The International Monetary Fund (IMF) organization predicts that until 2012, Canada will be one of the G-7 countries with the strongest average economic growth.

• The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) said that this country will be the best place to start a business in the G-7 countries in the next five years (2015-2019).

• Canada has experienced five consecutive quarters of economic growth and has actually recovered all the production and jobs lost during the recession-this is the best performance among the G-7 countries.

Canada leads G-7 on financial stability

• Canada’s lasting strength is supported by one of the most developed and stable financial industries in the world.

• According to a report by the World Economic Forum, Canada has the world's most robust banking system.

• When financial institutions around the world are facing collapse one after another, no Canadian bank or insurance company fails, and no one needs bailout.

• According to a report by Global Finance Magazine, Canada accounts for six of the 50 safest banks in the world.

Canadian citizens can travel to more than 100 countries in the world without a visa, and can directly work in the United States without a work permit, and enjoy the wages and benefits that American citizens should enjoy. Canadian permanent residents can easily obtain visas from various countries. Only Canadian permanent residents have the right Apply for a 10-year return visa for the United States.

Canada is one of the countries where education investment accounts for the highest proportion of national income in the world, and it has the best universities in the world. Canadian permanent residents can enjoy free 12-year compulsory education, which is far lower than the university tuition fees for international students, and there are a wide range of scholarships, grants, interest-free loans and so on.

Canadian cities have repeatedly been rated as the most suitable cities for human living in the world. This is not only because of Canada’s political stability, complete welfare, clean environment, beautiful scenery, low prices, and people’s abundance but also benefit from a harmonious living environment and a relaxed pace of life, and a laid-back lifestyle.

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