Opportunities in Canada for you as entrepreneur

The Dutch government has designated a number of top sectors in which the Netherlands excels in terms of knowledge, development and innovation. The Netherlands’ economic network in Canada has identified business opportunities in Canada, listing them under six themes, with additional highly promising market segments.

Canada economische thema's 2018
Our economic themes in Canada (2019)

Canada: a major partner

Canada is a major partner for the Netherlands in trade, investment, innovation and academic research. The Netherlands is the second largest foreign investor in Canada after the United States. The Canadian economy is regarded as stable with an expected growth rate of 2.4% in 2018 and 2% in 2019.

Traditionally, Canada is an exporter of energy, raw materials and agricultural products. However, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the European Union (EU) and Canada which came into force on 21 September 2017 is expected to have a positive impact on trade between Canada and the Netherlands.

One of the priorities of the Netherlands’ economic network in Canada is to acquire a more complete overview of opportunities for the Netherlands in Canada by stepping up the dialogue with Dutch top sectors, businesses, knowledge institutions and government agencies.

Other market segments

Apart from the six economic themes listed below, we are also open to cooperation in other fields.

Contact one of our missions in Canada if you have a business-related question.