Monthly Archives: January 2022

[Industry Report] Construction Industries: Tapping the Potential of Energy Efficiency


On both sides of the Atlantic, policymakers, businesses, and civil society are investigating zero carbon policies that would drastically reduce the carbon and environmental footprints of the construction industry. In Europe, the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive requires all new buildings from 2021 (and public buildings from 2019) to be aligned with the Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (NZEB) standard. In Canada, the federal government is ensuring that all new federal buildings and major building retrofits prioritize low-carbon and climate resilience. As momentum is building (pun intended) for the construction sector to become more sustainable, we discussed how to accelerate the adoption [...]

[Industry Report] Construction Industries: Tapping the Potential of Energy Efficiency2022-01-26T15:49:37-05:00

[Survey Report] Digital industries in Canada from an EU perspective


Over the past few years, the European Union and Canada have doubled down on their efforts to achieve the digital transformation of our society and economy. In this context, the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) offers an excellent framework for the European and Canadian digital industries to share their innovations and solutions across markets. Sounding out European companies operating on both sides of the Atlantic to seek their perspectives on the Canadian market, we found out that Canada offered a favourable business environment for European digital innovators to bring their solutions to market. Read more

[Survey Report] Digital industries in Canada from an EU perspective2022-01-18T13:33:57-05:00

[Industry update] Digital


This section is fully supported by Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP Canada is a global leader when it comes to technology. Its commitment to innovation, government incentives to enhance research and development (R&D), the quality of its tech talent pool, its growing number of world-class tech hubs, and its access to the US market makes Canada one of the top places around the globe to do business for technology companies and investors. With a reputation for having a highly skilled tech workforce, global tech companies are targeting Canadian cities including Montreal, Vancouver and the Innovation Tech Corridor between Toronto and Waterloo for [...]

[Industry update] Digital2022-01-13T16:44:27-05:00

[Industry Update] Food and Beverage


This section is fully supported by Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP Canada’s food and beverage industry is globally one of the most robust economic enterprises. Through a diligent yet tremendously effective regulatory system that oversees every step of the food and beverage supply chain – from manufacturing and export to import and distribution – Canada is continuously regarded as a valuable, trustworthy and welcoming country with which to conduct business in the food and beverage domain. Health Canada is the primary government entity responsible for regulating Canada’s food and beverage industry. This includes creating specific standards for all foods and beverages sold [...]

[Industry Update] Food and Beverage2022-01-13T16:42:25-05:00

[Industry Update] Canada’s Green Transition


This section is fully supported by Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP Committed to transitioning to a net-zero emission economy, the Canadian government is working with businesses and stakeholders across the globe to bring clean technology to market. According to Invest in Canada, Canada is an optimal location for such development due to its “low [Research and Development] costs, highly skilled workforce, wealth of natural resources, and support for innovation.” Canada is a burgeoning hub for green technology transformation in the transportation, infrastructure, and construction sectors. The country seeks to become a leading economy in the development of renewable energies, carbon capture technologies, [...]

[Industry Update] Canada’s Green Transition2022-01-13T16:44:48-05:00