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Ottawa Business Leaders Positive About Growth Prospects

According to a recent survey of Ottawa business leaders, Canada’s capital city remains a great place to start and/or grow a business, as well as a great place for skilled workers to find a fulfilling job.  While it is not without its problems, the local business environment is healthy – especially f…

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Canada Tops OECD Education Rankings

Are Canadians the most educated people in the world?  Based on the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the answer is yes.  Based on data collected for its 2017 publication Education at a Glance, the OECD reported that over 56 percent of Canadian adults have successfully c…

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Visit Winnipeg to Celebrate Manitoba’s Indigenous Cultures in May

May is a great month to visit Winnipeg, home to over 700,000 people and the capital of the province of Manitoba.  This dynamic city is close to the geographic centre of North America and easily reachable from any major airport worldwide.

Manitoba has a rich First Nations (the Canadian name for N…

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Whistler Strengthens Relationship with Lil'wat Nation and Squamish Nation

The Resort Municipality of Whistler, Lil’wat Nation and Squamish Nation have entered into an agreement to build stronger government-to-government relationships, and move forward on key areas of mutual interest including intergovernmental coordination, land use planning and management, economic devel…

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Amazon Builds Its Technology Workforce in Vancouver

Online retail giant Amazon continues its love affair with Canada’s west coast, announcing a planned expansion of its Vancouver, British Columbia technology hub.  The expansion will bring an estimated 3,000 new e-commerce technology, cloud computing and machine learning jobs to the province. 

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Prince Edward Island Anticipates Another Strong Lobster Season

Prince Edward Island (PEI) may be Canada’s smallest province but it is big on natural beauty and great food…including fantastic seafood.  Check out Kevin Yarr’s article about the lobster season starting this week. Lobster is big business in Atlantic province and the domestic and export market…

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British Columbia Introduces Cannabis Legislation

The Province of British Columbia has introduced legislation to provide for legal, controlled access to non-medical cannabis in British Columbia.  The proposed Cannabis Distribution Act (CDA) will establish the Province’s exclusive jurisdiction over wholesale distribution of cannabis, and provide aut…

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We Are With You Toronto

Our hearts go out to all Canadians suffering following the tragic events that took place in Toronto today. #Toronto is a great #city, a peaceful city and a strong city. #Canada #Canadian #YongeandFinch #Torontoattack

Business Outlook is Positive: Bank of Canada Survey

The Bank of Canada’s latest Business Outlook Survey suggests most Canadian corporations remain positive about business health and the economy despite the Trump-inspired turmoil south of the border.  The survey, released this week, reports that business sentiment continues to be positive, supported…

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Experience Canada Through Movies

Perhaps you have not been to Canada but you have likely seen its stunning, diverse landscapes and character-filled cities in some of the biggest movies and TV shows. Canada is a great place to film movies and television shows because the costs are lower, the film industry labor force is exceptional …

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Canada Remains Among the Happiest Countries in the World

Even with our neighbors to the south in turmoil, Canadians continue to be among the happiest people in the world.  And new arrivals to the country are also happy about choosing Canada as their new  home.

According to the World Happiness Report 2018, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Switzerlan…

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Ultrafast Broadband Launching in Okotoks

According to reports in Okotoks, Alberta’s Western Wheel newspaper, the progressive community will have state-of-the-art fibre broadband service across most homes and businesses in 2018.  Due to its reputation as one of Canada’s most innovative communities, as well as its proximity to Alberta’s la…

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BC Claims Fastest Growing Metropolitan Areas in 2018: Conference Board of Canada

Vancouver and Abbotsford-Mission are forecast to be the fastest growing census metropolitan areas (CMAs) in Canada this year, and Victoria is also expected to rank in the top 10, according to The Conference Board of Canada’s Metropolitan Outlook: Winter 2018.

“The pace of growth in Vancouver an…

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Alberta’s Large Metropolitan Economies Bounce Back in 2018: Conference Board of Canada

Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta’s largest cities, are expected to regain economic strength after the oil price collapse of 2015-2016 slowed growth in both cities and across the province.

According to The Conference Board of Canada’s Metropolitan Outlook: Winter 2018, Calgary’s economy will grow…

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New Conference Board Report Tackles Impact of NAFTA Termination

Many people are guessing whether the United States, or more accurately, Donald Trump will terminate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and what impact it will have on the Canadian economy.  The Conference Board of Canada is the latest to weigh in on the discussion, with its recent repor…

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Canadian Icon Viola Desmond Featured on New $10 Bill

The Bank of Canada unveiled the new $10 bank note featuring Viola Desmond during a ceremony at the Halifax Central Library on International Women’s Day. Once issued into circulation in late 2018, it will mark the first time that a Canadian woman is portrayed on a regularly circulating Bank of Canada…

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Toronto Makes the Shortlist for Amazon’s Second Headquarters

Toronto, the capital of Ontario, Canada’s largest city and the fourth largest city in North America is the sole Canadian city to make Amazon’s top 20 cut for its second headquarters. Even USA Today recognizes the advantages Toronto brings to the table.  Check out its article, “Will Amazon really…

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Canada Has the Most Positive Influence on the World

A new Ipsos MORI poll of 18,000 respondents across 25 nations shows that an overwhelming majority (86%) of respondents agree that over the last year, the world became a more dangerous place.  The good news is that people around the world see Canada as having the most positive influence on the world …

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Happy Birthday Canada

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

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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