Swedish companies have many reasons to expand to Canada. It is the world’s 10th largest economy with over 37 million residents. The industry structure and business culture share many similarities with Sweden. We share values like equality, diversity, and sustainability. The common grounds open new business opportunities, synergies and collaborations within tech and innovation, among other things.

Canada has a stable economy and there are no major obstacles for foreign companies to establish themselves in Canada. Since September 2017, it has become even easier for Swedish companies to invest in Canada thanks to CETA, the free trade agreement between EU and Canada. CETA has led to the almost complete disappearance of tariffs, and it has also opened public procurement at all levels. At the same time, Canada has a lot in common with USA as a market, making it an excellent test market for North America, especially in lack of free trade agreement between EU and USA.

Like Sweden, Canada is a resource-based country. Some of the country’s largest industries are mining, water supply, forestry, energy, oil, and gas. Even the Canadian healthcare is reminiscent of Sweden’s publicly funded healthcare and social support system. The fact that Canada’s industry structure and business culture are similar to Sweden, makes it even more attractive as a market for export and trade.

During this webinar, leading experts within internationalization will talk about the Canadian market and what Swedish companies should think about when looking west.


Exporting and importing companies, or companies that are considering starting to work on an international market.


Intro by Norrbotten Chamber of Commerce

How to do Business in Canada from the Nordic Perspective, Jukka Matikainen, Managing Director, Nordic Trading House in Canada

Investment and Business Opportunities in Canada, Magnus Almén, Senior Investment Officer – Nordic Region, Embassy of Canada in Sweden

Successful Market Entry to Canada, Christina Keighren, Country Manager, & Patricia Boeg-Jensen, Project Manager, Business Sweden in Canada

Conclusions by Norrbotten Chamber of Commerce

Moderators Sabrina Suikki & Helen Sundqvist, Norrbotten Chamber of Commerce


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Norrbotten Chamber of Commerce



Trade Talks by Swedish Chambers is a joint initiative by the regional Chambers of Commerce in Sweden. It consists of webinar series hosted by experienced experts from our chamber network worldwide. Through Trade Talks you get access to the latest updates and analysis on current markets. The webinars are built in dialogue with experts from both Swedish and foreign Chambers of Commerce, other relevant market experts, as well as companies and organizations that can provide experience and lessons learned from respective markets. You can choose to take part of the webinars live or see them digitally afterwards.

Upcoming webinars 2023:

2023-06-01 Trade Talks Canada – Norrbottens Handelskammare

2023-09-19 Trade Talks Brazil – Stockholms Handelskammare

2023-12-07 Trade Talks Germany – Norrbottens Handelskammare


Take part of our earlier webinars:

2023-04-19 Trade Talks Netherlands – Västsvenska Handelskammaren (will be uploaded soon)

2022-06-22 Trade Talks UK – Västsvenska Handelskammaren

2022-10-27 Trade Talks China – Stockholms Handelskammare

2022-11-10 Trade Talks USA – Östsvenska Handelskammaren

2022-12-16 Trade Talks Finland – Norrbottens Handelskammare






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