Expanding into Canada
October 17, 2019 | 1PM EDT / 6PM BST
Canada is one of the world’s most attractive destination markets for companies looking to expand internationally. It boasts an affluent consumer base, highly educated workforce, stable political environment and trade agreements with the U.S. and the EU. It also has more than its share of tech hubs, including not only Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal, but the emerging markets of Halifax, Calgary and Quebec City. Perhaps most impressive, Canada is ranked third globally for starting a business, according to the World Bank’s most recent data.
Those same World Bank rankings, however, put Canada 22nd in ease of doing business overall. While certainly respectable, the overall ranking hints at some of the regulatory challenges a business will face when expanding into Canada, from fulfilling indirect tax requirements to complying with provincial laws to understanding and following increasingly strict immigration rules.
Our presenters will tell you how to avoid the pitfalls of expanding into and operating in Canada, so you can make the most of its many opportunities. Here are some of the topics they’ll discuss:
- Benefits and opportunities of doing business in Canada
- Global mobility and immigration challenges, including recent changes
- Corporate entity structure options and compliance requirements
- Canada’s corporate tax system
- Canada’s goods and services tax (GST) and provincial sales tax (PST) place-of-supply rules
- Getting your first employee on the ground
- Canada-specific HR concerns