Ontario Trade Office
Being co-located in the Consulate General of Canada in China, the Ontario Trade & Investment Office in Shanghai is the first point of contact for business people in China and Ontario who seek more information and assistance about doing business in each other’s market. The Office carries the broad economic development mandate of the Provincial Government of Ontario in the East and South China (including Hong Kong and Macao Special Administration Region).
The Office facilitates bi-lateral trade and investment between Ontario and China, fosters science & research collaboration and raises Ontario’s profile. The Office promotes Ontario products and services, connects Ontario companies to Chinese buyers, and helps Chinese companies in seizing investment opportunities in Ontario and setting up a presence.
Ontario is an efficient North American hub for international investment and trade. It offers direct access to the US$20+ trillion North American market with a daily two-way goods trade between Ontario and USA valued over C$930 million, a multicultural workforce, streamlined regulations, a low-risk investment climate, competitive business costs, a great quality of life and more. World leading companies have invested billions to start or expand their operations in Ontario, from many sectors including automotive, aerospace, life sciences and biotech, ICT, water and wastewater technologies, financial services and more. Ontario has a population of over 13 million (the largest in Canada), generates 37 per cent of Canada’s GDP and 36 per cent of exports.