Investing in Canada

More and more global companies are investing in Canada thanks to our top talent, abundant natural resources and preferential access to markets around the globe. Find out how the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) has made our market even more attractive to investors from the EU:

Welcoming investment climate

Canada is recognized as the best country in the G20 to do business. For more than a decade, we’ve led all G7 countries in economic growth. What’s more, investors benefit from:

Priority access to global markets

If you’re an EU company operating in Canada, CETA offers you guaranteed preferential market access to both the EU and North American markets. Unlike the other top destinations for EU investment in the Americas, such as the United States, Mexico, and Brazil, only Canada has investment treaties in place with all 27 EU member states.

Enhanced investor protection

If you’re an investor from the EU, CETA provides greater certainty, transparency and protection for your investments. CETA’s Investment Chapter offers important guarantees to EU investors in Canada. Some of its core protections include:

Note: Most provisions of CETA’s Investment Chapter will only enter into force when CETA is ratified by all EU member states.

Lower investment restrictions

CETA was designed to encourage investment by limiting market access restrictions on investors. Under CETA, the net benefit review threshold under the Investment Canada Act has been raised from Can$600 million to Can$1.5 billion.

Non-discriminatory treatment

CETA ensures Canada and EU investors receive fair and non-discriminatory treatment. Canada and the EU must provide each other’s investors with treatment no less favourable than they provide to their own investors and any third country investor in like situations.

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