Discover the Canadian market with Vaud’s trade mission 2022

Open to all companies in the canton - from start-ups to SMEs to multinationals - the next trade mission from the Canton of Vaud will be in Canada (Montreal and Toronto) from the 11th until the 16th September 2022. The fields of innovation highlighted during this mission are Life Sciences, Artificial Intelligence and Manufacturing. Registration deadline: 30 June 2022.

OBJECTIVE OF THE ECONOMIC MISSION (Montreal and Toronto)

To provide you with information on Canada's economic situation, its level of innovation and training, and to introduce you to local players who can help you on the ground. The goal is above all to create synergies between your company and Canadian companies, as well as to forge links with the relevant government players. 

CANADA'S ASSETS

With its 38 million inhabitants, the Canadian market is smaller than the american one, though Swiss suppliers can take advantage of the concentration of potential customers in the south of the country (90% of the Canadian population lives at less than 160 km from the United States). Industrial and agricultural standards are largely mutually recognised, which does not eliminate licensing formalities but does facilitate them.

Canada is a market with high purchasing power and is culturally close to Europe, and especially to Switzerland with its bilingualism.
 
For Swiss companies, Canada is both an ideal entry market into North America and a free trade partner. Indeed, the free trade agreement between Canada and EFTA facilitates export duties for this destination.

In addition, companies can obtain a generous tax credit and have easier access to capital. Indeed, venture capital is four times higher in Canada than in Switzerland.

WHY JOIN THE DELEGATION?

  • Network with Vaud, Quebec and Ontario stakeholders (companies and economic partners)
  • Obtain useful information for your prospecting and commercial activities
  • Benefit from the network of specialized national organizations based in Montreal and Toronto (Swiss Business Hub, Consulate, MTL INTL, Investissement Québec, Toronto Global, etc.)
  • Participate at an advantageous rate, thanks to partial financial support from the Canton of Vaud

PROGRAM OF THE TRADE MISSION TO CANADA

  • Information seminars and practical advice to accelerate your business in Canada
  • Visits to targeted companies, technology parks and key Canadian players in life sciences, artificial intelligence and manufacturing sectors
  • Meeting institutions such as Mila Québec AI Institute and MaRS
  • Discover regional and provincial promotional agencies