Canada Seeks Global Partnerships to Further Its Plan for Shared Growth

November 15, 2016 – London, United Kingdom – Department of Finance Canada

Canada’s ambitious plan to revitalize the economy, spur long-term growth and strengthen its communities is recognized as an international model. Central to this plan is Canada’s diversity and openness to global investment and partnerships.

On the heels of his participation at the Long-Term Investor Summit in Toronto, Finance Minister Bill Morneau will be promoting global partnerships and the benefits of investing in Canada to international audiences in London, United Kingdom, over the next two days.

The Minister will meet with investors and be the keynote speaker at two events: one at his alma mater, the London School of Economics, on November 15, and the second at the UBS European Conference on November 16.

The Minister will showcase Canada as a premier destination for global investment and explain how our approach of putting people first when it comes to creating long-term growth is generating new opportunities and prosperity for Canadian middle class families.

The Minister will also highlight new measures from the Government’s recent Fall Economic Statement, aimed at attracting investment and talent from around the world. The new Canada Infrastructure Bank, Global Skills Strategy and Invest in Canada Hub will serve as new tools for forging partnerships and investment that will allow companies in Canada to thrive and create good, well-paying jobs for Canadians.

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"Canada’s diversity and openness to the world are creating new opportunities for middle class families and a more prosperous country for everyone. By working with global partners to strengthen trade and investment, we are positioning Canada for success now and in the future. Our message is simple: Canada has taken its first steps down a path for a brighter future. We invite you to take the next ones with us."

- Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance

Quick Facts

Canada is a great place to do business:

  • Nearly two-thirds of the working-age population has a post-secondary education, the best among members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • Best availability of skilled labour in the G20 (IMD World Competitiveness Center)
  • One of the soundest banking systems in the world (World Economic Forum)
  • Best place for doing business in the G20 (Forbes, Bloomberg)
  • Lowest total business tax costs in the G7, 48 per cent lower than in the U.S. (KPMG)
  • Lowest overall business costs in the G7, 15 per cent lower than in the U.S. (KPMG)
  • Free trade agreements with major world markets

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