Invest in Canada

Canada has a long history of investing in R&D, funding industry and academic partnership programs, implementing innovation friendly policies and regulations and encouraging private-sector advancement of science and technology. All of that is proof of Canada’s commitment to commercialization, industry-driven research and becoming an innovation partner to the world. Canada is investing in an innovative, clean and inclusive economy. The Innovation Superclusters Initiative brings together industry, academia, government and not-for-profits to invest and grow expertise in the areas of ocean sciences, artificial intelligence, advanced manufacturing, protein industry, and digital technology. Canada also has over 120 startup incubators and accelerators supporting dynamic ecosystems across the country.

Access global markets

Canada gives investors preferential market access through 14 trade agreements to 51 countries with nearly 1.5 billion consumers with a combined GDP of US$49.3 trillion.

Financial stability

For the sixth consecutive year, the World Economic Forum has declared Canada's banking system to be the soundest in the world.

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.

Competitive R&D environment

Canada has created an environment to encourage business success, which is why we hold the distinction of being the easiest location in the G20 to start a business. We continue to lead the G7 nations in economic growth and have four of the top 10 financial centres in North America.

A great place to invest, work, and live

Canada offers a quality of life that is hard to match, ranking number one in the world based on affordability, job market, family friendliness, income equality, political stability, safety and our well-developed public health and education systems.


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