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Foreign Investment

Foreign investment in Canada

Canada has a long history of welcoming investors from around the globe. 

Whether establishing a new business in Canada, expanding an existing business presence or acquiring, directly or indirectly, an interest in an existing Canadian business, our experienced lawyers are available to provide foreign investors with pragmatic advice and assistance to achieve their Canadian investment objectives in a timely fashion. 

Foreign investment in Canada

Our team has extensive experience advising foreign investors on major national and international transactions in a wide range of industries.

For example, we have counseled investors in areas such as transportation, automotive, broadcasting, telecommunications, technology, consumer products, utilities, construction, financial services, food and beverage, manufacturing, health care, natural resources, pharmaceutical, professional services, retail, wholesale, film and publishing. 

While welcoming foreign investment, Canada has special rules governing investments in Canada by foreign investors. These rules provide for screening of foreign investments in the cultural sector, as well as of large foreign investments in Canada. The rules also allow for national security screening.