Advantage of Canada

A welcoming business environment
Canada is the best country in the G-20 to do business, according to both Forbes and Bloomberg.

A strong growth record
Canada led all G-7 countries in economic growth over the past decade (2003–2012).

Unparalleled market access
Once CETA comes into force, foreign investors in Canada will have assured preferential access to both NAFTA and the EU - a vibrant market with a combined GDP of US$35 trillion, or nearly one-half of the world’s output of goods and services.

A highly educated workforce
Canada’s workforce is the most highly educated among members of the OECD, with half of its working-age population having a tertiary level education.

Low tax rates
Canada’s overall marginal effective tax rate is by far the lowest in the G-7 - about 17 percentage points lower than that of the United States.

Competitive R&D environment
Canada offers the lowest business costs in the G-7 for R&D-intensive sectors, with a 15.8 percent cost advantage over the United States.

Financial stability
For the seventh consecutive year, the World Economic Forum has declared Canada’s banking system to be the soundest in the world.

A great place to invest, work, and live
Canada is one of the globally most multicultural countries with world-class universities, a universal health care system and clean and friendly cities in addition to having the second highest standard of living in the G-20, as measured by GDP per capita.