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Minister Fast to Lead Trade Mission to Saudi Arabia and Jordan

October 5, 2012 - The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, will travel to Saudi Arabia from October 5 to 7, 2012, and to Jordan from October 8 to 10 with a delegation of representatives of 22 Canadian companies and organizations from the infrastructure, health-care and education fields.

To maximize the benefits to the Canadian economy and to Canadian workers and their families, the Harper government’s approach to trade missions is to lead strategically focused, sector-specific missions to countries that offer Canadian businesses and workers the greatest potential for growth and success.

While in the region, Minister Fast will promote the numerous advantages of deepening Canada’s trade and investment relationships throughout the Middle East as part of the Harper government’s commitment to opening new markets to increase Canadian exports.

A backgrounder follows.

For more information, please contact:

Rudy Husny
Press Secretary
Office of the Honourable Ed Fast
Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway

Trade Media Relations Office
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
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Backgrounder - Canada Trade Mission to Saudi Arabia and Jordan: List of Participating Organizations

  1. Accreditation Canada International, Ottawa, Ontario, and Montréal, Quebec
  2. Bombardier Aerospace, Montréal, Quebec
  3. Business Development Bank of Canada, Toronto, Ontario
  4. Canadian Bureau for International Education, Ottawa, Ontario
  5. Canadian College, Vancouver, British Columbia
  6. Canadian Commercial Corporation, Ottawa, Ontario
  7. Evans Consoles Corporation, Calgary, Alberta
  8. Global Village English Centres, Vancouver, British Columbia
  9. Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation, Government of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario
  10. Heenan Blaikie LLP, Toronto, Ontario
  11. ICL Institut Canadien de Langues, Ottawa, Ontario
  12. International Language Academy of Canada, Toronto, Ontario
  13. InterHealth Canada, Toronto, Ontario
  14. New Future Lumber Ltd., Halifax, Nova Scotia
  15. NORR Group Consultants International, Toronto, Ontario
  16. Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario
  17. Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University, London, Ontario
  18. ScienceHA, Inc., Toronto, Ontario
  19. SHI Consulting, Toronto, Ontario
  20. Skyfold (Railtech Ltd.), Montréal, Quebec
  21. Teach Away Inc., Toronto, Ontario
  22. Vancouver English Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia