Host & Headline Sponsor
The Ontario Trade and Investment Office (UK), is located in the Canadian High Commission and represents commercial relations between Ontario and the UK. With 40% of Canada’s population, 38% of Canada’s GDP and 50% of annual newcomers to Canada, Ontario is a significant economic player in North America. It also has the #2 financial services sector in North America, #2 IT sector in North America, largest Life Sciences sector in Canada, highest educated workforce in the developed world, lowest overall business costs in the G7 and greatest R&D cost advantage in the G7. Building on these things, plus its progressive, collaborative culture, tariff-free access to the USA market (approx. $1m of trade/minute) and high level of investor service, Ontario has established itself as the incubator for UK companies expanding into North America.