Thursday, 06 May 2010
Useful Links for Canada
Emerging Markets Insights
Microsite produced by HSBC which features the bank's Emerging Markets Insights annual report, together with the quarterly Emerging Markets Index, which provides insight into future trends and the health of the global economy. The data is accompanied by expert analysis.
Toronto 2015 Pan American Games
Details on Toronto's plans for the 2015 Pan American Games. Tenders for business involvement will also be posted here.
The Canadian Sport site is part of the Canadian Heritage website and provides links to the Federal Government funding agency, sports news, a large directory of sporting associations and clubs, as well as many links to sport-related sites within and outside Canada.
CGTA - Canadian Gift & Tableware Association
CGTA is a national not-for-profit association for giftware wholesalers, distributors, manufacturers, importers and exporters. Provides member/product directory, industry information, and organises the CGTA Gift Show.
Canadian Nuclear Society (CNS)
This is the website of the Canadian Nuclear Society (CNS), which is dedicated to the exchange of information in the field of applied nuclear science and technology. This includes all aspects of nuclear energy, uranium, fission and other nuclear technologies such as occupational and environmental protection, medical diagnosis and treatment, the use of radioisotopes, and food preservation. The website is available in English and French.
Canadian Gift and Tableware Association (CGTA)
This is the website of the Canadian Gift and Tableware Association (CGTA), the voice of the giftware industry in Canada. CGTA represents more than 1,600 member companies in the wholesale arena, while CGTA's various services, such as the CGTA Gift Show and Retail News magazine, are useful resources for giftware retailers.
Canadian Tooling and Machining Association (CTMA)
The Canadian Tooling and Machining Association (CTMA) represent and promote the interests of the Canadian tooling and machining industry.
Canadian Toy Association (CTA)
The Canadian Toy Association (CTA) is a trade association whose members are manufacturers, importers and distributors of toys, games, seasonal and hobby products. CTA members work together for the betterment of the C$1.4 billion Canadian toy industry, both in Canada and internationally
Canadian Association of Defence & Security Industries
The Canadian Association of Defence & Security Industries (CADSI) is a not-for-profit national business association that represents the interests of member companies involved in the defence and security industries. Until December 2005, CADSI was known as the Canadian Defence Industries Association (CDIA).
Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA)
The Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA) is the largest hospitality association in Canada. CRFA has grown to more than 16,000 members who control more than 48,000 outlets. Members include restaurants, bars, hotels, caterers, institutions, educators and foodservice suppliers. This site provides information about CRFA activities, national legislation, industry research reports, statistics, trade shows and e-buyers guides, as well as CRFA news, publications and magazines, together with details of how to become a CRFA member.
LLHA Association (Luggage and Leather Goods)
The Luggage, Leathergoods, Handbags and Accessories Association of Canada (LLHA) website provides information on manufacturers, distributors, importers, wholesalers, agents and retailers. LLHA holds an annual trade show helps to showcase what is new and upcoming.
Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)
The Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is an independent agency responsible for regulating Canada’s broadcasting and telecommunications systems. It reports to Parliament through the Minister of Canadian Heritage. The website contains financial and statistical data on broadcasting and telecommunications, details of regulations and reports.
Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA)
The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) is the authority on wireless issues, developments and trends in Canada. It represents cellular, PCS, messaging, mobile radio, fixed wireless and mobile satellite carriers as well as companies that develop and produce products and services for the industry.
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) provides information, research and technology, as well as policies and programmes to achieve security of the food system, health of the environment and innovation for growth.
GS1 Canada (formerly the Electronic Commerce Council of Canada) is Canada’s voice in collaborative commerce. It is a not-for-profit, industry-led association that develops, promotes and maintains global standards for the identification of goods, services, locations and related e-commerce communication. As a member organisation of GS1, GS1 Canada represents the interests of Canada in the continuing development of the global language of business.
Food in Canada
The Food in Canada website focuses on Canadian food and beverage industries. The website provides Buyer's Guides, information on events, an online magazine with an archive and links to relevant food industry sites.
Canadian Apparel Federation (CAP)
The Canadian Apparel Federation (CAF) is a national association representing hundreds of companies in the apparel industry. CAF provides technical information, undertakes targeted government relations, develops industry-wide tools and programmes, promotes the industry in key markets, and provides discounts on industry goods and services. CAF membership is open both to Canadian-based firms that design, manufacture or market apparel, and to industry suppliers.
Canadian Gas Association
The Canadian Gas Association site provides information on the activities of the Canadian Gas Association. Members include Canada’s major gas distribution and transmission companies, as well as appliance and equipment manufacturers. The website includes publications, a news flash, upcoming events, statistics, details of how to join CGA and codes & standards, etc.
Canadian Jewellers Association (CJA)
The Canadian Jewellers Association (CJA) is the Canadian jewellery industry’s national association. The website provides a jewellers & appraisers search facility. "Trade and Media" provides information on trade shows, CJA publications, business opportunities and government relations.
Natural Resources Canada Minerals and Metals Sector
The Natural Resources Canada Minerals and Metals Sector site provides key facts and figures on consumption, exploration, production and trade of minerals and metals. It has a statistics shortcut menu allowing easy searching. The site also provides a contact database of Canadian companies searchable by sector, as well as web links to related sites both within Canada and worldwide by sector.
Energy Council of Canada
The Energy Council of Canada seeks to forge a better understanding of energy issues among the public and private sectors and the country at large. The site provides a list of members, information on events plus links to industry associations, The World Energy Council and The Canadian Centre for Energy Information.
Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA)
The Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA) is a national trade association representing the automotive aftermarket industry. The aftermarket is a $15.6 billion industry, and is proud to employ more than 220,000 people. AIA’s members manufacture, distribute, and sell motor vehicle parts, accessories, service, tools, equipment, materials and supplies. AIA’s purpose is to promote, educate and represent members in all areas that impact on the growth and prosperity of the industry.
Industrial Process Products & Technology
Industrial Process Products & Technology is Canada’s progressive magazine for processors. The site provides directory information on suppliers and products, as well as newsletters and details of events.
Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers Association
The Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers Association (CVMA) is the industry association representing Canada's largest manufacturers of light and heavy duty motor vehicles. The CVMA creates a framework within which member companies work together to achieve shared industry objectives on a range of important issues such as consumer protection, the environment and vehicle safety. The CVMA provides research, information, industry-government advocacy and other services aimed at building a better understanding of the importance of a healthy automotive industry to Canada's economic well-being and prosperity.
Canadian Energy Research Institute
The Canadian Energy Research Institute (CERI) is an independent, non-profit-making research institute committed to excellence in the analysis of energy economics and related environmental policy issues in the producer, transport, and consumer sectors. The CERI website provides accurate information about energy resources and emerging trends and issues in oil, gas, coal, electricity and alternative fuels. There are also sections on publications, projects and information on each type of fuel.
Ontario Energy Board
The Ontario Energy Board (OEB), a regulatory agency of the Ontario Government, is an independent, quasi-judicial tribunal created by the Ontario Energy Board Act. The Board operates independently from the Ministry and all other government departments in the performance of regulatory functions and responsibilities. The website contains annual reports, information on natural gas and electricity, guidelines and regulations, publications, and relevant links.
Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
This is the official site of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. It provides information on the Federal inspection services related to food; animal health; and plant protection. It also provides answers to many of the questions asked on the Federal requirements (grades, standardised products, packaging, labelling and registered establishments) for the processing and distribution (import, export and inter-provincial) of food products. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is the single contact for all Federal regulations covering the products, except for the granting of import permits.
Canada Coal Association
The Canada Coal Association (CCA) site provides information about coal in Canada: the coal industry; production and export statistics; coal supply and demand; and the services and activities of the CCA. In addition, the site lists news, publications, and events for the coal industry in Canada.
Canadian Electricity Association
Founded in 1891, the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) is the national forum and voice of the evolving electricity business in Canada. CEA contributes to the regional, national and international success of its members through the delivery of quality value-added services. These services include Canadian and international news, benchmarking programme, various working groups and environmental issues.
The Computing Canada site provides the Canadian bi-weekly national newspaper serving professionals in the information systems/data processing and telecommunications departments of corporations, governments and educational institutions.
Offshore/Onshore Technologies Association of Nova Scotia (OTANS)
The Offshore/Onshore Technologies Association of Nova Scotia (OTANS) is a not-for-profit body representing the interests of organisations in the oil and gas industry in Eastern Canada. The website provides a membership directory, details of events and links to relevant websites.
Canadian Solar Industries Association
The mission of the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIAS) is to develop a strong, efficient, ethical and professional Canadian solar industry, to be able to service an expanding domestic energy market, to provide innovative solar solutions to world energy problems, and to play a major role in promoting the transition to a solar energy future worldwide. The website gives latest news and developments on the sector. There is also a membership directory available.
The Canadian Wind Energy Association
This site provides update information on the activities of the Canadian Wind Energy Association including a vision statement, wind energy news, member details, an industry directory, links to other sites and more.
Canadian Nuclear Association
The Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) is a non-profit voluntary membership body established in 1960 to promote the orderly and sound development of nuclear energy in Canada and abroad for the purposes other than those related to armament. Members include uranium producers, reactor manufacturers, electrical utilities, engineering companies, banks, employee unions, departments of federal and provincial governments, and educational establishments. The site provides much information on the industry with nuclear facts, publications, studies, speeches, articles and newsletters. A list of members is also available as well as events information and links to other nuclear organizations.
Canadian National Energy Board (NEB)
The National Energy Board (NEB) is an independent federal agency that regulates several aspects of Canada’s energy industry. NEB's purpose is to promote safety, environmental protection and economic efficiency in the Canadian public interest. The website has statistics on the oil, gas and electric utility industries, publications, regulations and news.
Canadian Institute of Energy
The Canadian Institute of Energy is a broadly based, non-profit-making organisation open to those involved in all aspects of the energy industry. The website contains information on events and contact details for the organisation.
Federation of International Trade Associations
The Federation of International Trade Associations (FITA), founded in 1984, fosters international trade by strengthening the role of local, regional, and national associations throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada that have an international mission. FITA affiliates are 450+ independent international associations. The FITA International Trade/Import/Export portal is the source of trade leads, news, events and links to 8,000 international trade-related websites.
Organisation of American States Foreign Trade Information System
This is the website of the Foreign Trade Information System (SICE), which makes available information on trade and policy in the Americas. Included are trade agreements, policy developments and legislation for each Organization of American State's (OAS) member state. Additionally general news and useful trade resources are provided.
Invest in Canada
The Invest in Canada Website is a one-stop shop for those looking to establish or expand a business in Canada. It provides information and statistics for companies, investors, and entrepreneurs, to ensure that they are able to make informed decisions about venturing into the Canadian business environment. The site also provides legal and regulatory information for non-Canadians on immigration, border travel, banking/financing, taxes, business registration, and other issues faced by global entrepreneurs. Overall, the site is designed to provide complete answers to a full range of questions related to investing in Canada
Canada Border Security Agency
Duty rates and tariff classification can be found and viewed from the Canada Border Security Agency website, which provides the latest edition of rates and classifications as well as updates. The UK is considered a Most Favoured Nation (MFN) to Canada and therefore many goods can be imported free of duty or at a reduced duty rate.
Canadian Importers Database
The Canadian Importers Database provides lists of companies importing goods into Canada, by product, by city and by country of origin.
Canadian Yellow Pages
Yellow.ca is Canada's national online business directory.
Atlas of Canada
The Atlas of Canada provides authoritative, up-to-date and accessible geographic information products. The Atlas of Canada website provides a comprehensive collection of maps under various topics including "Economy" with subheadings of "Agriculture", "Diamond Exploration" and "Mining" among others.
BIDS is a Canadian electronic publisher that distributes tenders and tender information to subscribers on behalf of public and corporate buyers in Canada. The principal service offered to subscribers is BIDS Alert, which is a `push` service. Customers do not have to browse, order tenders, or pay extra when a tender is of no interest to them and it can be emailed or faxed. There is also a special section on oil and gas tenders and details of tenders with leading companies.
National Optics Institute (NOI)
The National Optics Institute (NOI) is private, non-profit organization located in Quebec. It assists companies in the optics and photonics industry. NOI's mission is to give businesses a competitive edge through innovative solutions that meet their needs and requirements. NOI contributes to business growth by developing long term business relationships based on an in-depth understanding of business needs and an ongoing commitment to finding solutions that improve their market share. The website is available in French and English.
Research Expertise Database
Simon Fraser University's Faculty Research Expertise Database contains information for scholars looking for collaborators, graduate students wishing to identify potential supervisors, companies searching for research partners, and for media and the general public. Users can search by name, department and/or any combination of keywords. Search results provide descriptions of the faculty members' areas of research expertise, contact information and links to faculty members' home pages where available.
Doing Business with Canada
Doing Business with Canada is a Canadian Government portal on importing, exporting, partnering, investing and establishing a business in Canada. The website also includes quick links to other relevant sites.
Standards Council of Canada
This is the website of the Standards Council of Canada (SCC), a federal Crown corporation with the mandate to promote efficient and effective standardisation. Located in Ottawa, the Standards Council has a 15-member governing Council and a staff of approximately 80. The organisation reports to Parliament through the Minister of Industry and oversees Canada's national standards system.
World Factbook Canada
The World Factbook Canada provides information on the geography, people, communications, politics, economy, transport and military of Canada.
Statistics Canada produces statistics on demography, resources, economic, and social and cultural issues. Visitors to the website can also search the 2006 Census by topic or geography.
UK-Canada Trade and Investment
The UK-Canada Trade and Investment website offers advice and information from the British Government network that helps to promote UK-Canada trade and investment.
Industry Canada, a department of the Canadian Government, exists to foster a growing competitive, knowledge-based Canadian economy. It works to improve conditions for investment, to improve Canada's innovation performance, to increase Canada's share of global trade and to build a fair, efficient and competitive marketplace. Information on economics, financing, standards, investment, Intellectual Property and Research is provided. Also included are statistics, new and events. Information on programs and services are presented by subject and by organization and by sector as well as a A - Z list. The website is available in English and French.
Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB)
This is the website of the Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB), an organisation of the Government of Canada. CGSB offers client-centred, comprehensive standardisation services in support of stakeholders' economic, regulatory, procurement, health, safety and environmental interests.
Canadian Chamber of Commerce
This is the website of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, whose mission is to foster a strong, competitive, and profitable economic environment. Through a two-way consultative process with its membership, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce steers the debate on federal and international policies affecting business. In collaboration with its members, the Canadian Chamber acts on policy resolutions, researching and developing strategies on a "best practices" basis for business. It then communicates these viewpoints to officials in Ottawa and internationally, to the Canadian public, and to the media.
Parliament of Canada
The Parliament of Canada website provides information on current Parliamentary chamber business, committee business, bills and sitting Parliamentarians.
Canadian Standards Association
The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) is a not-for-profit membership-based association serving business, industry, government and consumers in Canada and the global marketplace. The CSA works in Canada and around the world to develop standards that address real needs, such as enhancing public safety and health, advancing the quality of life, helping to preserve the environment and facilitating trade
A large online trade directory listing for North America, including the Caribbean Islands.
Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA)
This is the official website of the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA).
Hemispheric database : Free Trade of the Americas
The Hemispheric database provides trade and tariff information for the Americas.