Canada has one of the strongest financial services sectors in the world, comprised of banks, trust and loan companies, insurance companies, credit unions, securities dealers, finance and leasing companies, pension fund managers, mutual fund companies, independent insurance agents and brokers. The Canadian banking system was ranked the soundest in the world by the World Economic Forum for seven years in a row.
A welcoming business environment Canada is the best country in the G-20 to do business, according to both Forbes and Bloomberg.
A strong growth record Canada led all G-7 countries in economic growth over the past decade (2003–2012).
A highly educated workforce Canada’s workforce is the most highly educated among members of the OECD, with half of its working-age population having a tertiary level education.
Low tax rates Canada’s overall marginal effective tax rate is by far the lowest in the G-7 - about 17 percentage points lower than that of the United States.
Competitive R&D environment Canada offers the lowest business costs in the G-7 for R&D-intensive sectors, with a 15.8 percent cost advantage over the United States.
Financial stability For the seventh consecutive year, the World Economic Forum has declared Canada’s banking system to be the soundest in the world.