The secret seems to be out. A growing number of businesses are choosing to start shipping to Canada and expand their international growth. Some businesses are looking to expand to Canada to take advantage of the country’s many strengths and attributes. For us at Purolator, a proudly-Canadian company, it seems that businesses are tapping into what we’ve known all along, namely that when it comes to natural resources, quality of life, and business opportunities, there’s no place like Canada.
What exactly are these attributes? Let’s start with some of our “world’s best” rankings which include Canada’s highly educated workforce, the thriving technology sector, top universities and research centers, favourable business tax rate, and all-around high-marks for livability, sustainability, and diversity.
Then dig deeper to uncover the many nuances that make Canada truly unique: The world’s second-largest country size-wise, populated by 38 million people (roughly the same population as California); stunning geography and wildlife; ten provinces and three territories with each having a unique culture and vibrancy; a well-earned reputation for kindness; and a decidedly self-deprecating brand of humour.
In this whitepaper, we discuss these and other reasons businesses are choosing to expand and begin shipping to Canada. The paper offers a light-hearted overview of Canada, including “must know” information about celebrities who call Canada home, a listing of the busiest U.S./Canada border crossings, and an overview of things Canadians are most proud of (Spoiler alert: Universal health care tops the list).
A key takeaway is that Canada offers exciting opportunities for a business looking to identify new supply chain partners, source production, and or expand its customer base. Specifically, the whitepaper addresses the following questions:
- What are the demographics of the Canadian market?
- Are their logistical considerations for a business looking to operate in Canada?
- What type of business climate can an international company expect to find?
- What’s the best way to start the process of accessing the Canadian market?