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Canada Country Report

Manning Elliott China speciality practice team empowers investors

Mike Corney, partner and CEO

Chinese investors looking to Canada for opportunities need more than deep pockets and a good business sense in order to succeed. Having an expert adviser often spells the difference between long-term success and failure to launch.

Monday, 24 February, 2014, 9:58am

HISS makes security stronger with surveillance systems

Roger Smibert, president and CEO

Canada's superiority in aerospace and defence technology has been evident since the 1950s. Highland Integrated Surveillance Systems (HISS) carries on this legacy as a leading integrator and installer of world-class surveillance systems for airborne, ground and maritime applications.

24 Feb 2014 - 9:56am

Catalyst Paper advances sustainable products and innovative solutions

Joe Nemeth, president and CEO

Globally recognised for its innovations and environmental stewardship, Catalyst Paper has taken an industry-leading role in transforming pulp and paper into a sustainability-driven business. The company is one of the first industry players to embrace sustainability as a core operating principle. It has invested approximately C$1 billion (HK$7 billion) over the past 25 years to soften its carbon footprint through upgrades in its boiler infrastructure and effluent treatment systems, and fuel switching to clean biomass energy.

24 Feb 2014 - 9:52am

Yoho Resources gains from unconventional discoveries

Yoho field crew turns on a master valve to a well.

A Calgary-based junior oil and gas company has chosen to go off the beaten path to gain first mover advantage, and thereby improve its competitiveness against oil majors. Yoho Resources is among the few early explorers of unconventional shale plays within the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin.

24 Feb 2014 - 9:45am

Napier-Reid tackles water treatment challenges with custom engineering

Tim Otton (left), president, and Frank Li, vice-president

Decades before the most comprehensive government regulations for the water treatment industry were implemented, Napier-Reid had already been supplying engineering services and process equipment to water and wastewater treatment plants in Canada. The company is expanding to serve Asia's nascent municipal and industrial markets, particularly in the mining and oil and gas sectors.

24 Feb 2014 - 9:43am

Axia offers fibre network as basic infrastructure

Art Price, chairman and CEO

From conference calling on smartphones and getting news updates on tablets to doing business on laptops - the internet is indispensable to daily life. High-performing internet access is particularly crucial to most industrial operations and key services such as hospitals and schools.

24 Feb 2014 - 9:39am

Welch supports businesses setting up in Canadian cities

Micheal Burch, managing partner

Ottawa fittingly derives its name from a native Canadian word meaning "to trade". With its strong economic agenda, the Canadian capital offers numerous opportunities to Asian companies looking to invest and expand in Canada. As a full-service chartered accounting firm, Ottawa-based Welch has helped businesses coming to Ottawa, Toronto and other eastern Canadian cities since 1918.

21 Feb 2014 - 5:58pm

North America gateway ripe for Asian investments

Teresa Wat (left), British Columbia's minister of international trade, and Christy Clark, British Columbia's premier

As one of the largest global exporters of softwood lumber, British Columbia has successfully fostered international trade while sustainably managing its rich natural resources for decades. Situated as a gateway to the Asia-Pacific region, the Canadian west coast province is one of North America's most competitive and dynamic places for trade and investment.

21 Feb 2014 - 5:53pm

Cultural diversity builds powerful Asia-Pacific connections

British Columbia (BC) is the most ethnically diverse province in Canada, with immigrants comprising almost 30 per cent of its population. The province welcomes nearly 40,000 immigrants each year, the majority of whom emigrated from Asia-Pacific, particularly China, India and South Korea.

21 Feb 2014 - 5:51pm

Asian companies find success in British Columbia

Premier Christy Clark and Minister of International Trade Teresa Wat lead British Columbia's efforts to forge a stronger relationship with China. Located on Canada's west coast, British Columbia lies at the commercial crossroads of North America and Asia-Pacific.

When Shi Hao stepped into his office along Burrard Street in Vancouver for the first time, the chief representative of Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) was not completely treading new territory. Hao was an international student at the University of British Columbia more than 10 years ago. He has returned to Canada from China, this time to represent one of the world's top 10 largest banks.

21 Feb 2014 - 5:48pm

MaXfield offers one-stop service for fabricated steel products

Tony Giasson (left), president and chief operating officer, and Budi Setiawan, board chair and CEO

An integrated solutions partner in the compressed-gas industry across Western Canada, MaXfield does business by getting things done right the first time. As a manufacturer of pressurised tank trailers for a variety of liquefied gases, MaXfield ensures it operates in a safe environment, providing cost-saving benefits and assured quality service to its customers.

21 Feb 2014 - 5:42pm

Waste-to-biofuels technology ready for global rollout

Vincent Chornet, president and CEO

Breakthrough technology developed by Enerkem converts a multitude of waste material into renewable fuel and chemicals, making it possible to replace the use of petroleum in a wide range of products. The innovation has been tested and validated over the past 13 years and is coming into full-scale commercial production at the Edmonton Waste Management Centre this year.

21 Feb 2014 - 5:37pm

UWindsor offers leading research, engineering centres

Dr Alan Wildeman, president and vice-chancellor

Developing dynamic and relevant programmes, while cultivating a holistic educational experience for students, are important for the University of Windsor (UWindsor). As a student-centred academic institution, UWindsor provides a learning environment that is in step with global economic changes and prepares students for the future.

21 Feb 2014 - 5:35pm

Certispec supports global supply chains

Glen Todd, president

Time is of the essence in the certification business, as global supply chains often require a quick turnaround of inspection and testing results. Recognising that a complete understanding of clients' technical requirements is crucial to the certification process, Certispec Services invests time and resources in being nimble and flexible.

21 Feb 2014 - 5:30pm

DIALOG's integrated design solutions infuse creative sustainability

Jim Anderson, principal

DIALOG demonstrates its commitment to sustainability and a multidisciplinary approach through innovative building solutions that maximise efficiency and quality, and limit environmental impact.

21 Feb 2014 - 5:29pm