Market profile

Canada has a dominant services-based economy and is a G7 leader in terms of economic growth. Australians will find the nation a relatively easy market to conduct business with given the countries’ shared past and common set of values. Canada is also an attractive market due to its proximity to the United States and Mexican markets and stable economy. The country’s major industries include manufacturing, mining and oil and gas, construction and finance.

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Facts

  • Imports from Canada A$3,760 million
  • Exports to Canada A$2,465 million
  • Capital Ottawa
  • Official Languages English, French
  • Area 9,093,510 sq km
  • Population 35.8 million

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Trade and economic fact sheet

Containing general information, recent economic indicators, Australia’s trade and investment relationship with Canada and their global merchandise trade relationship that is updated twice a year.

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Smartraveller

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Smartraveller site provides advice for business travellers and tourists going to Canada. This is regularly updated and should be checked before planning travel.

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