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150 Indian companies to visit Canada to explore business opportunities

May 31, 2017 / No. 201705-04

The High Commissioner for Canada to India, Mr. Nadir Patel, is leading a delegation of 150 Indian companies to mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation of Canada or ‘Canada 150’. The visit is being organised in collaboration with the India-based Indo-Canadian Business Chamber (ICBC) and the Canada-based Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC).

Indian companies are visiting Canada to seek new partners, find opportunities to launch start-ups, explore investment opportunities, and identify new products and technologies for use in India.

Speaking about the visit, High Commissioner Nadir Patel said: “Canada’s commercial relations with India are growing at a strong pace, yet there remain significant opportunities for further growth and collaboration between Canadian and Indian companies. This visit will provide Indian companies with first-hand knowledge about Canada’s strengths in various sectors and an opportunity to develop personal contacts with some of Canada’s top companies, while at the same time bring the India opportunity to Canada.”

Representatives of the participating companies will spend three days in Toronto where they will engage in business meetings with Canadian firms. They will also receive briefings on investment, visit potential partners and manufacturers, and participate in networking events. 

Participants will also take part in the Canada-India Business Symposium and an annual Gala Awards Dinner, hosted by the ICCC. 

Quick Facts

  • Over the past two years, bilateral trade between India and Canada has increased by nearly 30%.
  • Canadian investment in India has grown significantly over the past two years, with an estimated $14 billion in new investment in India by Canadian institutional investors.
  • Canada has what India needs, and many Canadian companies are playing an active role in India’s flagship initiatives including Smart Cities, Skill India, Digital India, etc. 
  • Over 1,000 Canadian companies are estimated to be active in India, of which 400 Canadian companies have a physical presence in India.
  • The Government of Canada has eight points of service across India, through the High Commission in Delhi, three Consulates General in Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Chandigarh, and four trade offices in Kolkata, Chennai, Ahmedabad and Hyderabad.
  • More than 1.3 million Canadians have Indian heritage, and the people to people ties between our two countries continue to grow.

India is the second largest source of international students in Canada, driven by a significant rise in bilateral education ties over the past two years

For additional information, contact:
High Commission of Canada, New Delhi - Archana Mirajkar ( or Smriti Saxena (

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