Newsletter – September 2021

Newsletter from Brussels - Capital of the European Union - September 2021


On the 9th of December 2021, Cercle Gaulois, Brussels

The 2021 EU-Canada Business Summit will be an in-person event!

Canada and the EU enjoy a strong bilateral relationship. EU and Canada have a common history, common values, a commitment to preserving and promoting the rules-based international order, and have common ambitions for the future like collaboration on trade, climate change, technology, security issues, human rights, and others.


New Brunswick – Canada

Great things are happening here!

The New Brunswick Advantage
Irving Oil, McCain Foods, Cooke Aquaculture, IBM, TD Bank, UPS – the list goes on. These world-class businesses have either started in or expanded to the province of New Brunswick (NB)– nestled on the east coast of Canada. Companies have many locations to choose from, and leading companies like these have the most options. With thousands of jurisdictions chasing three to four hundred new investment deals within Canada and the U.S. annually, competition is fierce.
No other location in North America combines as many business advantages or offers greater life satisfaction. We call this The NB Advantage: the winning combination of Our People, Agility, Infrastructure, and Innovation.

Our People
New Brunswick has the talent you need to build a dynamic, high-performance culture to help achieve your business goals.
Opportunities NB (ONB) understands that finding top talent is a priority for employers. With world class post-secondary institutions and Canada’s highest percentage of graduates per capita, we’re confident you’ll find the right fit in NB. Our team has extensive experience assisting world-class companies in the sourcing of local, national, and international talent.
De plus, nous parlons Français! Indeed, one in three New Brunswickers is fluent in both English and French.

Our Agility
New Brunswick’s size is part of our value proposition. Things move quickly here and connecting with decision makers and stakeholders is easier than in larger urban centres. ONB is well-connected, serving as your single point of contact connecting you to unmatched opportunities and incentives that accelerate your growth. We can find you the answers you need on everything from license and permits to procurement and training programs.

Our Infrastructure
Whatever your business, New Brunswick can get your product/service anywhere in the world. This province offers a modern multi-modal logistics hub, ideally situated to capitalize on world markets via an accessible, uncongested, and integrated system of efficiently run highways, ports, railways, and airports.
Telecommunications infrastructure combined with our time zone advantage and proximity to major markets make NB an easy choice for expansion. Working from the Atlantic Time Zone (an hour ahead Toronto and 6 hours behind Brussels), it is easy to support global operations and serve clients in Europe and both the North American Eastern and Pacific Seaboards in the same business day.

Our Innovation
Due to our size, agility, and connectivity, businesses moving to New Brunswick can readily access experienced world-class innovators in a variety of sectors, and unique solutions to take them to the next level.
Everything we do ensures our companies can grow, recruit top talent, and remain competitive with the world’s best. Our post-secondary institutions work closely with groups like The Research and Productivity Council (RPC), government, and industry to drive innovation at companies across the province in several sectors, including energy, aquaculture, cannabis, and more. We have innovative startups, cutting edge companies in cybersecurity and IT and industry giants who are thriving in NB.
Great things are happening here, and we have room for you.
Take a peek for yourself:



09-12-2021 – Canada-Europe Economic Chamber – EU

EU-Canada Business Summit 2021

Cercle Gaulois, Brussels


22-06-2021 – Canada-Europe Economic Chamber – EU

Germany and Canada: Gateways to Europe and North America

7-05-2021 – Canada-Europe Economic Chamber – EU

Comment le Québec peut être un partenaire clé pour la relance verte européenne? (french only)

30-03-2021 – Canada-Europe Economic Chamber – EU

How the EU-Canada Strategic Partnership Agreement and CETA can ensure a robust economic recovery?

Ailish Campbell – Ambassador of Canada to the EU
“I thank Sam and this panel for creating this event today because the more we get the message out, the more we are empowering and enabling small businesses to take advantage of the programs that are there to help them with their trategies on reaching new customers.”

16-02-2021 – Euractiv

Contributing to global climate goals: How can the gas infrastructure sector develop low-carbon and renewable solutions?

28-01-2021 – Canada-Europe Economic Chamber – EU

How Canada is positioned in the new UK-EU trade reality?

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