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Canadian Investment Attraction

The Investment Attraction Series presented by

Attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) to Canada’s various regions and industries is crucial to growing them, the Canadian companies operating within them, and Canada’s overall economy. FDI in Canada creates jobs, drives innovation, strengthens our supply chains, deepens our tax pool, supports local services, and provides opportunities for social development – in both our urban centres and in our remote communities.

But investment attraction is a high-stakes global competition. This series will look at what Canada’s competitive advantages are and how we can further improve our attractiveness to capital, companies and talent. It will explore this from the perspective of our overall economy, our key industries, and that of our cities and regions from East to West. Most importantly, it will also explore these issues from the perspective of foreign investors themselves who have chosen to invest and grow their businesses in Canada, or our looking at Canada as a possible destination for investment.

Canadian investment attraction and competitiveness are vital to develop a strong, resilient future economy. We must get this right.

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    Investment AttractionRenewableSustainability
  • VideoDefining the Future of Rail from PEI Michael McDonnell Chief Technology and Innovation Officer - Amsted Rail
    Investment AttractionTransportation
  • VideoSpotlight on EV Supply Chains
    Supply ChainsInvestment AttractionMobility
  • VideoSpotlight on Edmonton’s Hydrogen Economy
    CleantechInvestment AttractionNatural ResourcesPolicy
  • VideoSpotlight on Montreal: Canada’s Top Student City
    AcademiaInvestment AttractionResearchTalent
  • Elicia Maine Headshot VideoVancouver’s Clean Transportation Ecosystem Elicia Maine Special Advisor on Innovation to the VP, Research - Simon Fraser University
    TransportationCleantechInvestment AttractionStrategyWomen Leaders
  • VideoSpotlight on Hamilton’s Emerging Life Sciences Sector
    ScienceInnovationInvestment AttractionStrategy
  • Mayor Eisenberger headshot VideoBeyond Steel: Hamilton’s Diversifying Economy Fred Eisenberger Mayor - City of Hamilton
    Investment AttractionInnovationinvestmentNatural ResourcesPolicyTech
  • Kathy Jenkins in centre VideoTransparency and Support for FDI in Canada Kathy Jenkins Group Chief Executive - Marshall of Cambridge
    Investment AttractioninvestmentTechWomen Leaders
  • VideoSpotlight on Cleantech in Montreal
    CleantechInnovationInvestment AttractionNatural ResourcesStrategyTech
  • Philippe Saint-Just in the centre VideoCanada’s Adaptive Regulatory Environment in Cleantech Philippe Saint-Just Co-Founder and Senior Vice President of Product - REEF Technology
    CleantechEntrepreneurshipInnovationInvestment AttractionTech
  • Apala Mukherjee, President of BASF Canada in the centre VideoCanada’s Competitiveness in the Global New Economy Apala Mukherjee President - BASF Canada
    CompetitivenessInnovationinvestmentInvestment AttractionTalent
  • Malcolm Bruce in the centre VideoTransformative Sectors in Edmonton’s Economy Malcolm Bruce CEO - Edmonton Global
    EnergyCompetitivenessInvestment AttractionScienceTech
  • VideoSpotlight on Investing in PEI's Bioscience Sector
    BiotechCompetitivenessInvestment AttractionPharmaScience
  • VideoCharlottetown’s Thriving Bioscience Sector Philip Brown Mayor - City of Charlottetown
    Investment AttractionBioeconomyBiotechScience
  • VideoSpotlight on Ocean Innovation in St. John's
    BioeconomyFisheriesInnovationNatural Resources
  • VideoSt. John’s Success in the Ocean Economy Danny Breen Mayor - City of St. John’s
    BioeconomyInnovationInvestment Attraction
  • VideoSpotlight on Montreal's International Organizations
    Investment AttractionExportsInnovationStrategy
  • VideoQuebec City: The Right Size for FDI Carl Viel President & CEO -  Québec International
    Investment AttractionHealth
  • VideoSpotlight on Quebec City's Life Sciences Advantage
  • collision conference toronto VideoToronto: North America’s Fastest Growing Tech Hub Paddy Cosgrave Founder & CEO - Collision
  • VideoSpotlight on Ottawa's Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Ecosystem
    MobilityInvestment Attraction
  • VideoSpotlight on Canadian Supply Chains
    Supply ChainsCompetitivenessInvestment AttractionStrategy
  • VideoSpotlight on Montreal's AI for Health Sector
    AIHealthInvestment Attraction
  • VideoMontreal as a Global Hub for Investment Stéphane Paquet President & CEO - Montréal International
    Investment AttractionAIHealthTech
  • VideoSpotlight on Investing in Yukon's Mining Sector
    MiningInvestment AttractionNatural Resources
  • VideoYukon’s ESG-Based Investment Attractiveness Ranj Pillai Deputy Premier - Yukon
    MiningInvestment AttractionStrategySustainability
  • VideoSpotlight on Waterloo: Mid-Sized City and Booming Tech Town
    Investment AttractionStrategyTech
  • VideoAccelerating Innovation in Waterloo Tony La Mantia President & CEO - Waterloo EDC
    Investment AttractionInnovationStrategy
  • VideoSpotlight on Fredericton's Dynamic Knowledge Ecosystem
    Investment AttractionTalentTech
  • Fred O'Riordan EY Canada VideoCanada’s Tax and Investment Advantages Fred O’Riordan National Leader – Tax Policy - EY Canada
    Investment AttractionPolicy
  • VideoSpotlight on Calgary's Edge on Investment
    Investment AttractionInnovationTech
  • Mary Moran Calgary Economic Development VideoCalgary: A Diversifying Economy Mary Moran President & CEO - Calgary Economic Development 
    Investment AttractionInnovationStrategyTech
  • VideoSpotlight on Toronto’s Tech & Innovation Ecosystem
    Investment AttractionTech
  • Stephen Lund 300x300 VideoToronto: A Safe Haven for Investment Stephen Lund CEO - Toronto Global
    Investment AttractionTech
  • John Lee Economic Development Regina VideoAttracting Investment to Regina & Saskatchewan John Lee President & CEO - Economic Development Regina
    Investment AttractionAgriculture
  • VideoSpotlight on Regina’s Agri-Food Innovation Ecosystem
    AgricultureInnovationInvestment Attraction
  • VideoThe Future of Canada’s Agriculture & Agri-food Sector Murad Al-Katib President & CEO - AGT Food and Ingredients
    AgricultureInnovationInvestment Attraction
  • Convergence, Innovation and the Economy: The Best Ecosystem to Attract Investment Laurette Dubé Chair and Scientific Director - McGill Centre for the Convergence of Health Economics
    Investment AttractionInnovationStrategy
  • Kapil Lakhotia_London Manufacturing VideoMidsized City Manufacturing Above its Weight Kapil Lakhotia President & CEO - London Economic Development Corporation
    ManufacturingInvestment AttractionTech Adoption
  • VideoSpotlight on London's Manufacturing Industry
    ManufacturingInvestment Attraction
  • Megatrends & Canada as the Incubator of the Future Economy and Society Shankkar Aiyar Visiting Fellow - IDFC Institute
    Investment AttractionPolicyStrategy
  • VideoSpotlight on Why Invest in Canada
    Investment AttractionAgricultureDigital TransformationHealthScienceTalent
  • VideoForeign Direct Investment in Canada’s Economy Goldy Hyder President & CEO - Business Council of Canada
    Investment AttractionInnovation
  • Canada Offers Top Talent, Low Costs and Trade with 51 Countries Ian McKay CEO - Invest in Canada
    Investment AttractionCompetitivenessPolicyTalentTrade
  • Putting Canada on the Map as a Major Energy Exporting Country Susannah Pierce Director of Corporate Affairs - LNG Canada
    Investment AttractionEnergyNatural ResourcesOil & GasTrade
  • Canadian Mining: A variety of underutilized mineral resources Sam Farris President & General Manager, Operations - K+S Potash Canada
    Investment AttractionCompetitivenessIndigenousMiningNatural Resources
  • Montreal's Strengths as a Cybersecurity Hub
    Investment AttractionCompetitivenessCybersecurityTech

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