Top quality of life
Canada’s top quality of life provides a great backdrop for the success of individuals, families and globally engaged companies. According to the World Bank, in 2011 Canadians enjoyed nearly the highest standard of living in the G-20. Canada is home to a highly educated, flexible and multicultural work force.
Strong economic growth
Canada’s economy continues to outperform those of most other industrialized countries. Driving this remarkable performance are a series of competitive advantages, such as low business costs and corporate tax rates, ready access to markets, a highly skilled and educated workforce, strong public support for R&D and stable, robust financial institutions.
The International Monetary Fund and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development both forecast that Canada will remain among the leaders of the world’s major economies through at least 2013.
Solid foundation for business development
- Canada is the best country for business in the G-20 according to Forbes Magazine’s November 2012 study.
- Canada’s overall tax rate on new business investment is significantly lower than that of other G-7 countries. KPMG ranks Canada as the most tax competitive country in the G-7.
- For the fifth consecutive year, the World Economic Forum rates Canada’s banking system as the world’s soundest.
- The Economist Intelligence Unit considers Canada the best country in the G-7 in which to do business over the next five years.
- Companies operating in Canada can count on fast, reliable access to North American and global markets. Thanks to the North American Free Trade Agreement(NAFTA), companies in Canada have ready access to a massive market (which includes Canada, the US and Mexico) with an annual economic output valued at more than U.S.$16 trillion.
- In the past five years, Canada concluded free-trade agreements with eight countries; negotiations are underway with 50 other countries and regions, including the European Union and India, while early discussions continue with other countries, such as Japan.
- Canada offers a winning environment for research and innovation, including world-leading research and development (R & D) infrastructure, scientific talent and innovation incentives. Combined federal and provincial credits can return to foreign investors, on average, up to 30 percent of their R & D investment in Canada.
- In 2011, the OECD ranked Canada number one among G-7 countries for higher-education R&D expenditures as a percentage of GDP.
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