- Meetings start at 7:00 PM (19:00h) and usually end approximately 10:00 PM (22:00h).
- Club announcements are provided at the Stammtisch, usually after most have arrived.
- It is a casual, informal environment, so don’t worry if you don’t see familiar faces. Welcoming newcomers is a common part of the evening!
- As there is no dress code, dress is as you would normally dress to come to work or dress casually. It is your choice.
- Don’t forget your business cards.
- A full optional dinner menu is available.
The Government of Canada offers information and services to help companies do business with Canada. The Canadian Government can match your product, service, or technology needs with appropriate Canadian sources, help you expand your business in Canada, and provide information to help plan your travels to Canada.
The Embassy of Canada in Berlin suggests the following websites.
- Invest in Canada
Whether you are considering business expansion or new North American investment opportunities, Canada should be top of mind as your investment destination of choice.
- Competitive Advantages of Canada
When a country has as much to offer as Canada , it’s impossible to pinpoint a single reason to invest in one of the most dynamic economies in the world. Canada boasts multiple advantages and unparalleled potential — a place where businesses can achieve excellence on a global scale.
- Industry Sectors
Canada excels in multiple sectors, as diverse as our vast country. As one of the world’s most competitive investment locations —with regional clusters of industrial excellence and indispensable connections to global value chains—Canada has clear advantages for the sophisticated investor seeking new opportunities. Canada has created a unique business environment that allows companies to grow on
the world stage. To attract the best and brightest, Canada has focused its policies, business incentives and university support around key industries.
- Establishing a Business
Are you a non-Canadian thinking of setting up a business in Canada? Or are you a business owner interested in global expansion? This section will provide you with an overview of the opportunities in Canada and the related legal and tax requirements.
- Explore Canada’s Regions
Whatever your business interests, you’ll find all this and more in one of Canada’s diverse regions, which offer a wealth of investment opportunities in every sector in every corner of the country.
Includes reports, sectors, success stories, brochures, fact sheets, presentations, and more.
- Export and Import Controls
The Trade Controls & Technical Barriers Bureau (TID) is responsible for administering the Export and Import Permits Act (EIPA) which was first enacted in 1947. The EIPA delegates to the Minister of Foreign Affairs wide discretionary powers to control the flow of goods contained in specified lists provided for under the Act.
- Canada’s trade negotiations and agreements
This includes NAFTA, Air Transport Agreements, and the Canada, European Union Trade Agreement.
Other sites worth taking a look at include:
- German Canadian Business & Trade Directory
A member of the Canadian German Chamber of Industry and Commerce and the Swiss Canadian Chamber of Commerce.
Here you can download the pdf for the Declaration in support of a Canada-EU Trade and Investment Agreement.
Information magazine for all those interested in Canada.
- Canada Journal Online
Online directory of travel and business in Canada
Source of free and paid information on the economy, business practices, routes to market and changes in 80 countries, including Germany and Canada.
Canadian Government Websites
- Government of Canada
Main access point to all websites of the Government of Canada.
- Links to the primary websites of Government of Canada Departments, Agencies and Crown Corporations
A comprehensive list that includes links to websites maintained by organizations for which various Departments and Agencies are responsible.
- The Canadian Economy at a Glance
One-stop guide to the national economy of Canada including statistics, as well as links to economic information from Canadian government websites.
- Taxation Agreement Between Canada and Germany
Agreement Between Canada and the Federal Republic of Germany for the Avoidance of Double Taxation With Respect to Taxes on Income and Certain Other Taxes, the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion, and Assistance in Tax Matters.
- Industry Canada’s Strategis Website
Business, Industry, Commercial and Consumer information and statistics from Industry Canada.
- Statistics Canada
Statistics profiling Canada’s business, economy and society.
- Team Canada Trade webpage
Led by the Prime Minister, the Minister for International Trade, provincial premiers and territorial government leaders, Team Canada missions are a unique partnership
in Canada’s international business development efforts to increase trade and create jobs and growth in Canada.
- The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)
The CBSA brings together all the major players involved in facilitating legitimate cross-border traffic and supporting economic development. It is a good source
of tariff information and official forms to download for exporters to Canada.
Trade Websites in Canada
- Canadian German Chamber of Industry and Commerce
The Canadian German Chamber of Industry and Commerce – with its head office in Toronto and branch offices in Montreal and Vancouver – is a non-profit, bilateral business organization that fosters trade and investment relations between Canada and Germany.
- Canadian Chamber of Commerce
The voice of Canadian Business. The Canadian Chamber of Commerce is the national leader in public policy advocacy on business issues.
- German-Canadian Business & Professional Association of Kitchener-Waterloo
The purpose of the Association is the cultivation of friendship and cooperation among German-Canadian with emphasis on promoting business and professional interests of our members, promoting positive relations between our members and the public, helping new German-speaking immigrants to become successfully settled Canadian Citizens, encouraging and promoting networking between German and Canadian business people, and foster and preserve the German Language and Culture
- Doing Business in Canada
Doing Business In Canada (DBIC) is dedicated to ensuring that Canada’s service companies are used effectively by foreign and domestic-based companies doing business in Canada, as well as by domestic companies doing business abroad. The website offers a number of services to aid in this goal.
Within iXPOS, you’ll find all export and foreign trade services offered by ministries, chambers, land associations and federations for the benefit of foreign businesses in the German economy.
- German Canadian Business & Trade Directory
Publisher of the German Canadian Business & Trade Directory, a free annual publication now in its 16th year.
- Kanada Tipps
German language website, from Dortmund, of Canadian information and web links.
- The Conference Board of Canada
The Conference Board of Canada is a non-profit Canadian organization that builds leadership capacity for a better Canada by creating and sharing insights on economic trends, public policy and organizational performance.
- German-Canadian Business and Professional Association of Alberta
Serves as a forum for German-speaking professional and business people and others who are interested in business relations with German-speaking countries.
- Young Executives in Canada (YEC)
The YEC of the Canadian German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (CGCIC), is a non-profit networking organization for young professionals with an interest in German-Canadian business relations.
- German Canadian Business Connection of Vancouver
Meets every month to share information and conduct business in German and English.
- German Canadian Business Association (Vancouver)
Founded by members of the German Canadian community in order to promote common business interest and to better relations with the Canadian community at large.
- Investitions-Förderverband Edmonton und Umgebung (IFEU)
German language website for companies wishing to locate to the Edmonton region.
- German-Canadian Clubs – National Links and Contact Information
- German-Canadian History and Culture website
- German Wine Societies in Canada
- German-Canadian Newspapers
- Canadian University German Departments
- Overview of the History of German Immigration to Canada
- German-Canadian Social Clubs from the University of Alberta
- German Canadian Congress of British Columbia
- Thalia Germanica Society
- Victoria Edelweiss Club
- Germans In BC
- German Resources for Vancouver
- German Canadian Association of Alberta
- German Canadian Cultural Association (Edmonton)
- The Bavarian Schuhplattlers of Edmonton
- German Canadian Club of Calgary
- Germans from Russia Heritage Society (Alberta)
- Red Deer German Canadian Club
- Schuhplattler Verein Enzian Calgary
- German Canadian Congress – Ontario
- Donauschwaben-Association of Danube Swabians – Scarborough Alliance of The Danube Swabians of Canada
- Schwaben Club of Kitchener
- Teutonia Club in Windsor
- German-Canadian Hunting and Fishing Club of Mannheim
- Alpine Club of Kitchener-Waterloo
- The Transylvania Club in Kitchener
- Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest
- The Concordia Club of Ottawa
- Club Loreley of Oshawa
- Klub Treff of Northumberland County, Cobourg And Port Hope
- German Canadian Association Of Brantford
- German Canadian Club Hansa in Mississauga
- Continental German Canadian Club in Cambridge
- Niagara German Canadian Club
- Canadian-German Festival of Toronto
Trade Websites in Berlin and Germany
- German Chamber of Industry and Commerce
The German Industry and Chamber of Commerce day (DIHK) is the central organization for 82 Industry and Chambers of Commerce. By law, all domestic German companies are members, except for handicrafts enterprises, self-employed occupations and agricultural enterprises.
- Berlin Chamber of Commerce / Berlin IHK
IHK Berlin provides information and services to Berlin companies and others thinking of locating in Berlin.
- Federation of German Industries
The BDI is the central association of the German industry. Its members are 36 branch industry federations, from A such as automobile to Z such as the sugar (Zucker) industry.
Foreign Trade partner office of the Canadian German chamber of industry and commerce.
- Partner for Berlin
Established in 1994, Berlin Partner is responsible for promoting Berlin as a business location and Germany’s capital city. The company is a public/private partnership sponsored by the Berlin Senate as well as over 100 renowned German and international firms. Berlin Partner sets up initiatives in and around Berlin, develops advertising campaigns, initiates and organizes events and develops new network both nationally and internationally for Berlin.
www.Med-in-Berlin.de is a pilot project of a group of companies with the objective of promoting the healthcare region of Berlin to an international audience. The project is currently in a non-commercial test phase.
- BAO Berlin / International Trade Consultancy
BAO BERLIN is your customer oriented, competent consultant and service provider for international business exchange. Our extensive range of services makes us your contact partner for all your foreign business activities – also on behalf of IHK Berlin.
- Industrial Investment Council GmbH (IIC)
The IIC, a consulting firm focusing on eastern Germany, offers free-of-charge investment advice and project management services for all industry sectors and to actively and continuously identify business opportunities for international investors.
- Association of the German Trade Fair Industry
Information on trade fairs occurring in Germany.
- The German Institute for Economic Research (DIW)
An independent, non-profit academic institution that is involved in basic research and policy advice.
- Ifo Institute
The IFO Institute is a registered society whose sole purpose is to conduct economic and social research for the benefit of the public.
German Government Websites
- The Federal Commissioner for Foreign Investment in Germany
The site of the Invest in Germany, foreign-direct-investment.de offers up-to-date information on the German business environment.
- German Ministry of Economics and Labour
German Ministry of Economics and Labour.
- DIW German Institute for Economic Research
Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung, DIW Berlin. The German Institute for Economic Research is one of the leading research institutes in Germany. It is an independent, non-profit-making academic institute which is involved in basic research and policy advice.
- European Union – Germany
Information provided by the European Union for companies who are interested in Germany.
- German Consulate General Toronto
Mission of the German Embassy to Canada in Toronto