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

  • Merchandise exports A$1,912 million
  • Services exports A$1,190 million
  • Capital Ottawa
  • Official languages English, French
  • Area 9,093,510 sq km
  • Population 37 million

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Country brief

A comprehensive overview of political, economic and bilateral and regional trade agreements.

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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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