land of vast distances and rich natural resources, Canada became a
self-governing dominion in 1867 while retaining ties to the British
crown. Economically and technologically the nation has developed in
parallel with the US, its neighbor to the south across an unfortified
border. Its paramount political problem continues to be the
relationship of the province of Quebec, with its French-speaking
residents and unique culture, to the remainder of the country.
an affluent, high-tech industrial society, Canada today closely
resembles the US in its market-oriented economic system, pattern of
production, and high living standards. Since World War II, the
impressive growth of the manufacturing, mining, and service sectors has
transformed the nation from a largely rural economy into one primarily
industrial and urban. The 1989 US-Canada Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and
1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) (which includes
Mexico) touched off a dramatic increase in trade and economic
integration with the US. As a result of the close cross-border
relationship, the economic downturn in the United States in 2001 had a
negative impact on the Canadian economy. Real growth averaged nearly 3%
during 1993-2000, but declined in 2001. Unemployment is up, with
contraction in the manufacturing and natural resource sectors.
Nevertheless, with its great natural resources, skilled labor force,
and modern capital plant Canada enjoys solid economic prospects. Two
shadows loom, the first being the continuing constitutional impasse
between English- and French-speaking areas, which has been raising the
possibility of a split in the federation. Another long-term concern is
the flow south to the US of professionals lured by higher pay, lower
taxes, and the immense high-tech infrastructure.
Jan 1 - New Year's Day
Jan 2 - New Year's Day (forwarded to Monday)
Mar 25* - Good Friday
Mar 28* - Easter Monday
May 23* - Victoria Day
Jul 1 - Canada Day
Aug 1* - Civic Holiday (excluding Quabec)
Sep 6* - Labour Day
Oct 10 - Thanksgiving
Nov 11 - Remembrance Day
Dec 25 - Christmas Day (forwarded to Monday)
Dec 26 - Boxing Day (forwarded to Tuesday)
Ps: These festivals' date(*) given above are approximations which are subject to change every new year.
Country Code: 1
Outgoing International Code: 011
Calgary - 403
Edmonton - 780
Victoria - 250
Vancouver - 604
Province Wide - 204
Province Wide - 506
Province Wide - 709
Province Wide - 867
Province Wide - 902
Province Wide - 867
Effective 02/19/05 (519) - 226
Overlay Area Code 905 - 289
Toronto - 416
London - 519
Ottawa - 613
Overlay Area Code 416 - 647
North Bay - 705
Thunder Bay - 807
Hamilton - 905
Prince Edward Island:
Province Wide - 902
Quebec City - 418
Effective 09/24/05 (514) - 438
Laval - 450
Montreal - 514
Sherbrooke - 819
Province Wide - 306
Province Wide - 867
Ports of Call
Association of Canadian Port Authorities
There is available to get ports' contact information in Canada.
Canada Business Service Center
is a gateway for business opportunities that provides a wide range of
information on government services, programs and regulations and
answers to questions about starting a new business or improving an
Canada's Business & Consumer Site
website is sponsored by Industry Ministry of Canada, a department of
the Federal government that contains more than 20,000 links to related
business sites and 2 million electronic documents such as company
directory, trade and investment, business information, economic
analysis and statistics.
is a fast track to all the government services and information needed
to start, run and grow a business in Canada such as business start-up,
tax, regulations, government bidding opportunities, company
directories, business tools and exporting/importing.
Canadian Intellectual Property Office
is available a database for over 75 years of patent descriptions and
images; more than 1,500,000 patent documents can be searched, retrieved
and studied with the search engine.
Investment Canada Act
is a regulation for non-Canadians who acquire control of an existing
Canadian business or who wish to establish a new unrelated Canadian
business; this site contains everything concerning the Investment
Electronic Commerce of Canada
website supplies the service of virtual focal point for information on
Canada's Electronic Commerce Strategy, outlining the various
initiatives for the business of electronic commerce; provide
information in related news, government policy, research and
statistics, success stories and international activities.
The Globe and Mail
is news website with breaking news in business, national and
international affairs, technology, sports, entertainment and
is a full service portal for personalized information and services
including news, travel, autos, finance, shopping, sports and business
and people directories related to Canada.
is Canada's leading Web destination for businesses designed to serve
the needs of small and medium-sized businesses; services including
trade directory, online shopping, name domain registration, business
services center and information & tools.
CIA - The World Factbook - Canada
website indicates a wide range of detail information about Canada by
introducing under 8 different fields as its geography,people,
government, economy, communications, transportation, military,
is available to find Canadian general outlook on the issues of its
social and business profile, passport/visa, money, accommodation,
government, duty free, health and so forth.
U.S. Department of State - Bureau of Consular Affairs - For Canada
Bureau of Consular Affairs creates a wide range of research named as
Consular Information Sheet about Canada in terms of analyzing its
social, political, cultural & economic environments.
UK Trade & Investment - Canada
Trade & Investment is the Government organisation that supports
both UK companies trading internationally and overseas enterprises
seeking to locate in the UK.
US- Canada Trade Relations
It represents US-Canadian trade relations including the statistical data and analysis.
aims to indicate trade & investment opportunities in Canada within
comprehensive database on Economic Analysis and Statistics, Canadian
Industry Statistics, TradeBytes - U.S. Importers, Trade in Services,
Trade and Investment and so forth.
Canada Yellow Pages
is available to make research on companies in Canada specifically in
terms of their names including companies' telephone numbers and
Canada China Business Council
Canada China Business Council (CCBC) mainly aims to facilitate and
promote trade and investment between Canada and the People's Republic
of China by providing practical and focused assistance to business,
solid market information, business and logistical support and services,
and potential project leads.
Malaysia Canada Business Council(MCBC)
MCBC provides a forum for networking, promotion and information sharing
and represents the interests of its members, serving as a catalyst for
further trade and investment between Canada and Malaysia.
Canada-India Business Council
council devotes to promote trade and investment between Canada and
India by fostering direct contacts between Canadian and Indian business
people by providing information and advice to companies of both
countries with respect to trade and investment matters in either
Canadian American Business Council
main goal of this council is to come up with high-level briefings on
issues of current concern, assistance with practical trade and policy
challenges, and providing significant networking opportunities and
Canada Arab Buisness Council(CABC)
mission of the Canada-Arab Business Council is to support member
companies in doing two-way business with their counterparts in the
Middle East and North Africa.
Canadian Chamber of Commerce
is the official website of Canadian Chamber of Commerce that's mission
is to foster a strong, competitive, and profitable economic environment
British Canadian Chamber of Commerce
Canadian Chamber of Commerce serves for the interests of British and
Canadian investors by aiming to expand the commercial relations between
The List of Chambers of Commerce in Canada
There are listed the chambers of commerce in Canada available to access to their websites.
Brazil Canada Chamber of Commerce
Chamber of Commerce's primary objective is to foster stronger
commercial relations between Canada and Brazil by providing network and
bi-lateral business opportunities among two states.
Canadian German Chamber of Industry and Commerce
Canadian German Chamber of Industry and Commerce fosters trade and
investment relations between Canada and Germany by offering business
services for initiating new commercial transactions among states.
Australian-Canadian Chamber of Commerce (ACCC)
Chamber serves the business & economic benefits of Australians and
Canadians in terms of promote business, cultural and social relations
Canada-UK Chamber of Commerce.
mission of this chamber is to provide a networking forum for companies
and individuals engaged in trade and commerce involving Canada and the
UK and, consistent with the interests of our members, to disseminate
information on aspects of trade and commerce involving these countries.
Canadian Turkish Business Council
Canadian Turkish Business Council dedicates to promote bilateral trade
and investment between Turkey and Canada and provide members with
critical information on business opportunities and strategies for
success in the Turkish market.
Canada Government Online
is the official website of Canadian government that displays the
structure of Equatorial Guinea's government by looking at its political
units, branches, ministries and so forth in details.
The Department of Foreign Affairs & International Trade
Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade has been divided
into two separate departments as Foreign Affairs Canada (FAC) and
International Trade Canada (ITCan) by aiming to provide good and
efficient services for both Canadian & foreign businesses.
Embassy Listings For Canada
There are listed the embassies of Canada including the embassies' contact information.