Doing business in Canada
Are you planning to do business in Canada?
Agency NL in The Hague, the Embassy in Ottawa and the Consulates-General in Toronto and Vancouver are here to help you with information on sector developments, legislation, opportunities for subsidies and useful contacts in Canada.
Your first step: comprehensive document on line
Blakes, Canadian Lawyers, has put a comprehensive document on line, that will cover most of the general questions you will have. The 200 page document covers everything you need to know, from taxes to labelling. The PDF file can be found here: "Doing Business in Canada" The document doesn't have hyperlinks, but the CNTR-F key combination might help you find a topic faster.
You may want to take a look at Canada's International Gateway "Doing Business in Canada" which provide you with links to databases, trade policy, import and export controls, Innovatie and government resources.
Please visit the website of Agency NL for information on the latest news, economy, foreign trade, legislation and developments in sectors. You can also find information on financing of projects as well as stories on people’s own experiences, a schedule of relevant events and useful links here.
The Dutch embassy in Ottawa and the Consulates General in Toronto and Vancouver have trade departments. The staff is partly rotational and partly locally hired. The departments have extensive knowledge of certain local markets and are well connected in a number of sectors of the economy and local life. Below are a number of files that may offer opportunities for your business sector.
De Canadese overheid investeert bijna 1,1 miljard euro in de Pan American Games 2015 in Toronto. Belangrijke thema’s zijn diversiteit en duurzaamheid. Na de Spelen wordt het duurzame atletendorp omgebouwd tot woonwijk. Meer...
Miljarden orders voor bouw Canadese schepen. More...
An overview of the smart grid opportunities in Canada. More...
Dutch companies active in agriculture in Canada (opens in Google Maps)
Digital Media Sector:
A brief introduction on digital media in Canada. More...
NEN - Nederlands Normalisatie-Instituut
The Netherlands Normalisation institute has a useful document with an overview of all the ISO/TC's for your perusal. For more info, contact Jeannette Leenders, Jeannette.Leenders@nen.nl From Canada, call Jeanine: 011 31 15 26 90 311 (6 hours later than EST)