Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada - As the best country in the G20 for doing business, Canada continues to focus on expanding into new markets while attracting job-creating investments to local communities. As part of its trade diversification strategy, Canada is connecting Canadian businesses to new markets, new customers and new jobs.
Omar Alghabra, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade Diversification, joined Michael Savage, Mayor of Halifax, at the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market where Mr. Alghabra encouraged small and medium-sized businesses to explore new opportunities in overseas markets with the help of the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS). He outlined how the 2018 Fall Economic Statement invested $290 million over five years to strengthen the TCS and enhance the support it provides Canadian businesses, including $100 million over six years to reinforce the CanExport program.
While in Halifax, Parliamentary Secretary Alghabra met with representatives of the Halifax Partnership, which has received CanExport-Community Investments funding to attract job-creating foreign direct investment to the Halifax region. He then toured the facilities of Survival Systems Holdings Ltd., a Halifax-based company that has been exporting its simulators and training products for survival in ocean emergencies for over 30 years.
Parliamentary Secretary Alghabra participated in a round table with representatives of Saint Mary’s University to highlight the importance of the government’s investments in international education and of Canada’s international education strategy, which reaffirm Canada’s standing as a high-calibre place to study and do research.Source : Government of Canada