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[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] Digital2022-01-13T16:44:27-04:00

[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 Beverage2022-01-13T16:42:25-04:00

[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 Transition2022-01-13T16:44:48-04:00

Sustainability roundtable with EU companies operating in Canada


EUCCAN organized a privatly held Sustainability roundtable with some EU companies operating in Canada to review opportunities, challenges and the solutions to support Canada's net zero agenda. The Ambassador Melita Gabric opened the discussion by sharing EU's vision on Sustainability, mostly Fit for 55 package. Sustainability is no longer a choice. As the pressure on resources increases, mentalities and habits must change. Legal frameworks and regulations are just the starting point. Businesses and communities have to take action to move to a zero-carbon economy. A paper following this roundatble will soon be published. Participating companies: Air France/KLM, Alstom, Ikea, Kingspan, Michelin, [...]

Sustainability roundtable with EU companies operating in Canada2021-12-14T13:02:37-04:00

We are hiring


As EUCCAN is growing and the activities are increasing, we are hiring on contract basis: Advocacy/policy officer Event/communication coordinator Refer to the job offers for more details.

We are hiring2021-11-17T11:02:38-04:00

EUCCAN President and Executive Director in Montreal


Early November 2021, EUCCAN President, Adrian Thomas, and EUCCAN Executive Director, Delphine Adenot-Owusu, spent several days in Montreal to meet with key partners and EU companies operating in Canada. At the occasion of a Business Breakfast, EUCCAN met with chambers of commerce, consuls and trade officers of member states present in Montreal. It was the occasion to introduce EUCCAN’s new strategy and to meet with the EU community in Montreal. Acting as the EU business voice, it is key for EUCCAN to speak directly with companies in order to understand their priorities or their challenges in order for EUCCAN to better [...]

EUCCAN President and Executive Director in Montreal2021-12-14T11:59:50-04:00

CEOs of EU companies in Canada meeting with EU Ambassador


On the occasion of the visit to Toronto of the EU Ambassador to Canada, EUCCAN hosted a Business breakfast with CEOs of EU companies operating in Canada. Ambassador Gabric started by stating the very good relations between the EU and Canada. “We are closer than ever and enjoy a close-knit relationship, both politically and in the bilateral trade”. After a presentation round table, the CEOs exchanged on the opportunities and challenges of operating in Canada in such period. The discussion focused around sustainability by questioning how EU companies in Canada can better support Canada’s net zero agenda. They also shared their [...]

CEOs of EU companies in Canada meeting with EU Ambassador2021-12-14T11:49:42-04:00

October 2021 – EUCCAN Sustainability month


The latest IPCC report states “Scientists are observing changes in the Earth’s climate in every region and across the whole climate system. […] The report shows that emissions of greenhouse gases from human activities are responsible for approximately 1.1°C of warming since 1850-1900.” Sustainability is no longer a choice. As the pressure on resources increases, mentalities and habits must change. To avoid severe consequences of global warming, we need to limit the warming to 2 or even 1.5 degrees. The Paris Agreement to Address Climate Change, accepted by 195 countries, sets a new direction and a new scale for global [...]

October 2021 – EUCCAN Sustainability month2021-09-14T09:25:25-04:00

EUCCAN President meets with key partners and announces sustainability program


Following his election in June 2021, Adrian Thomas was in Ottawa for a series of meetings with key partners. During their two-day visit, Adrian Thomas, EUCCAN President and Delphine Adenot-Owusu, EUCCAN’s executive director, met with the EU Ambassador to Canada, HE Melita Gabric and her team, with EU and Canadian companies and with the president and CEOs of business associations. CETA and EU/Canada business relations The discussions focused around CETA and EU/Canada trade and investments opportunities. EU and Canada have long lasting relations. Our leaders have reiterated this relation at the last EU-Canada summit in Brussels. Our society are bounded [...]

EUCCAN President meets with key partners and announces sustainability program2021-09-13T13:48:47-04:00

EUCCAN elects its new President


The European Union Chamber of Commerce in Canada (EUCCAN) is continuing its growth and its implementation of the new strategy with a new leader at the helm. Adrian Thomas, Country President of Schneider Electric has been elected President of EUCCAN. “It is for us, the board directors, to work for the future of EUCCAN and its members, building on the foundations of a work carried out with vision and rigor in recent years. I am deeply honored to be elected and entrusted with continuing the growth of the organization: onboarding companies to better represent EU interests at the highest government level [...]

EUCCAN elects its new President2021-07-06T08:37:50-04:00