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Happy Birthday Canada

July 1, 2017

Today, Canadians from coast to coast to coast are celebrating this great nation's 150th birthday.  While there is no perfect place in the world, Canada comes pretty darn close.  Happy Birthday Canada!

The Many Reasons I Love Canada

June 29, 2017

Guest blog by Michelle Schoffro Cook

There are endless reasons to love the country that celebrates its 150th birthday Saturday! Having lived in numerous of its provinces and traveled from eastern to western coasts of this wonderful country (with many stops along the way), I pared down my passions…

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Canada Ranked Second Best Country in the World

April 12, 2017

Canada continues to satisfy with another high ranking in the Best Countries assessment for 2017.  As it prepares to celebrate its 150th birthday, Canada ranked second to Switzerland and repeated its top two finish from 2016.  Canada also ranked first in the “quality of life” category.

Best …

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Canada Ranks 2nd in the World for Starting a Business

February 14, 2017

According to the World Bank's Doing Business ranking, Canada is the second best place in the world for starting a business. The 16th installment of the annual report analyzes the ease of starting and operating a business in nearly 200 economies.  Canada also placed second in the paying taxes categor…

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British Columbia Small Cities and Towns Score Big on Trivago Rankings

February 12, 2017

British Columbia’s rural towns dominated the Trivago Best Value index list for Canada this year, claiming five of the top 10 spots. The index ranks small cities and towns that combine great value for money with hospitality and vacation fun.

The index revealed that Hope and Smithers secured the …

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Canada is 8th Most Valuable Nation Brand

January 13, 2017

Canada is making a name for itself on the international business stage, ranking eighth for the second consecutive year in Brand Finance’s Nations Brand 2016 Report.

While the United States is the world's most ‘valuable’ country brand, according to consultancy Brand Finance’s Nation Brands…

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Brandon Looks Great in Conference Board Assessment of Canada’s Mid-Sized Cities

January 11, 2017

The Conference Board of Canada confirms that the City of Brandon’s diversified economy is expected to deliver solid economic growth in 2017 thanks to widespread gains across most sectors. 

According to the Conference Board, real GDP is expected to grow by 2.3% in 2017 supported by increased ex…

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Canada is Top Vacation Spot for 2017: New York Times

January 7, 2017

Looking for a great vacation in 2017?  Look no further than Canada.  It has been chosen by the New York Times as the number one place to visit this year.

According to the New York Times, Canada is “a world unto itself, with cosmopolitan cities, barely explored natural wonders and everything in …

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Canada Chosen as Number 1 Travel Destination in the World for 2017

October 26, 2016

Lonely Planet, the world’s most successful travel publisher, has chosen Canada as the top travel destination for 2017.  According to Lonely Planet, Canada has “dynamic cities that dominate global livability indices and a reputation for inclusiveness and impeccable politeness.”  The ranking also ment…

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Canada Ranks Second Among Sustainability-driven Investment Hot Spots

September 26, 2016

Site Selection magazine recently published its sustainability index of top locations and Canada is ranked second to Germany.  According to the magazine, “this data-rich, one-of-a-kind index balances a number of factors comprising cleantech and green industry activity, energy awareness, the built env…

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Toronto ranked #1 in KPMG's list of tax competitive global cities

September 19, 2016

KPMG’s Focus on Tax, a study of total business tax costs by country and city, highlights Canada's low tax costs and ranked Toronto, Ontario in the top spot among global cities for tax competitiveness.

Focus on Tax is a supplemental report of KPMG’s biennial survey, Competitive Alternatives, w…

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Canada Ranked #1 on KPMG’s List of Most Tax Competitive Countries

September 16, 2016

Canada has hit number one again on the list of most tax competitive countries, with total business tax costs 47.6% lower than in the United States. According to KPMG's Total Tax Index, Canada's average total tax cost dropped by 1.2% since their last report in 2014, making it 12% more competitive tha…

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Canada and Sweden Ranked Most Reputable Countries in the World

September 13, 2016

If you want to live and conduct business in a country with an impressive global reputation, Canada is still a destination of choice.  Based on the annual survey by The Reputation Institute (RI), a reputation-management consulting firm based in Boston that launched in 1997, Canada ranked second this …

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Canadian Companies are the Most Trusted in the World

March 23, 2016

Doing business in Canada or with Canadian firms need not be stressful or risky according to a recent survey of global business environments. 

Canadian companies received a 66% approval rating, up three percentage points over the past four years, making Canadian-headquartered companies the most t…

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Canada Ranks Among Least Corrupt Countries in the World

March 21, 2016

Canada remains among the top ten least corrupt countries in the world according to Transparency International.  Founded in 1993, the organizations Secretariat is based out of Berlin and provides leadership for the movement’s international initiatives, supports over 100 chapters worldwide and coordin…

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Guest Blog: Brandon Manitoba Mayor Rick Chrest

January 18, 2016

We Are Brandon!

At a modest population of 50,000, Brandon is Manitoba’s second largest City and is the de facto hub of the western side of our Province.  Brandon is a very stable, steadily growing city, in fact boasting one of the most robust growth rates of medium sized cities in Canada.  Mo…

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Vancouver to Host Globe 2016 Business Innovation for the Planet Conference

January 15, 2016

Following the success of COP21 climate talks in Paris,  solutions-minded business people will mobilize around the transition to a low-carbon economy at GLOBE 2016which brings together nearly two thousand business and government leaders from more than 50 countries to network, collaborate and adv…

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Canada Among Leading “Creative” Nations

December 16, 2015

The Martin Prosperity Institute released its 2015 edition of the Global Creativity Index, or GCI and Canada ranked fourth behind Australia, Sweden and New Zealand. The GCI is a broad-based measure for advanced economic growth and sustainable prosperity based on the 3Ts of economic development — tale…

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Canada Rises in Competitiveness – World Economic Forum

December 4, 2015

According to the World Economic Forum’s latest Global Competitiveness Rankings, Canada has moved up to 13th place (from 15th place the previous year).

The Global Competitiveness Report’s competitiveness ranking is based on the Global Competitiveness Index (GCI), which was introduced by the Wo…

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Canada China Business Council Launches Business Incubation Centre in Calgary

October 2, 2015

The Canada China Business Council has launched a new Business Incubation Centre (BIC) in Calgary, Alberta. The Centre provides newly arrived Chinese enterprises in the province of Alberta with an affordable and low-risk presence as they establish themselves in the province and execute on their Canad…

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