“The strength of any society depends on the full participation of all its citizens, including women,” said Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, underscoring Canada’s commitment to gender parity at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos in January. Prime Minister Trudeau also highlighted investment opportunitiesin Canada and met with Indian business leaders – Tata Group Chairman, Cyrus Pallonji Mistry and Welspun Group Chairman, B.K. Goenka
Last year, students from schools in India, Nepal and Bhutan were invited to participate in the High Commission’s 2015 annual art competition on renewable energy, in partnership with the Ontario International Marketing Centre in India. Shortlisted artwork, selected by a panel of judges, was posted on the mission’s @CanadainIndia Facebook page for voting. Winning artwork was featured on the mission’s 2016 calendar. The calendar, which also includes information on Canada’s andOntario’s expertise in the cleantech sector, was distributed to Canada’s key contacts in the region. On , winning students from the Delhi-NCR region were felicitated at a ceremony at the High Commission.
Canada’s Agriculture Minister, Lawrence MacAulay, and Minister of International Trade, Chrystia Freeland, announced in January that the Government of Canada has secured export market access for Canadian pork and pork products to India. The Canadian pork industry estimates that gaining access to this new market could be worth $2 million within the first year.
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Last month, Canada’s Minister of International Trade,Chrystia Freeland, announced a new program to increase the competitiveness of Canadian companies. The new CanExport program will provide up to $50 million (up to Rs. 249 crores, approximately) over five years in direct financial support to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Canada seeking to develop new export opportunities, particularly in high-growth priority markets such as India.
The Prime Minister of Bhutan,Tshering Tobgay, discussed Bhutan’s Gross National Happiness index and environment strategy including the Bhutan For Life initiative at the 2016 TED Talks in Vancouver, Canada. From , over 70 speakers from across the world challenged audiences to dream - to "make no small plans!" TED Talks’ youngest Indian speaker, 10-year old Ishita Katyal earned a standing ovation for her talk on ‘why adults should help children achieve their big dreams now’. Her talk was followed by aperformance by acclaimed Indian musician A. R. Rahman.
Canada’s new Travel Smart app is available at the Apple App Store and Google Play for download to smartphones and tablets. Designed to help Canadians while they are travelling, studying, working or living abroad, the free app enables Canadian nationals to stay connected and receive up-to-date information through an intuitive and accessible platform.
A team of 10 students from St Xavier’s College, Kolkata, won this year’s Big Canada Challenge by participating in live contests at the SRCC Business Conclave organized by Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) in New Delhi, from February 3 to 5. Visitors at Canada’s booth at the conclave also interacted with education officers and learnt more about opportunities for higher studies in Canada. Michael Maier, Associate Dean of MBA Programs at the Alberta School of Businessdiscussed MBA programs with students and judged some of the contests organized by SRCC. This year's Big Canada Challenge was supported by the Alberta School of Business (at Canada’s University of Alberta) and Air Canada.