Investing in Canada: Legal Issues and Trends for 2020

January 14, 2020

Economic growth and political stability, combined with easy access to key global markets, make Canada a destination of choice for global investment. Stikeman Elliott’s Elizabeth Breen, Steven D. Bennett, John Lee and Debbie Wang recently authored “Investing in Canada” for Thomson Reuters/Practical Law. This publication describes legal and regulatory issues affecting foreign investment and looks at the trends we’re seeing as the new decade begins.

Topics considered include the following:

  • Canada’s overall investment climate;
  • Currently active sectors for investment;
  • NAFTA/USMCA, CETA, TPP and other trade agreements;
  • Key Canadian regulators;
  • Visa and work permit requirements;
  • Taxation of non-residents;
  • Foreign investment restrictions and review processes;
  • Sectors with special investment restrictions;
  • Foreign investment in Canadian real estate;
  • Importation of commercial goods;
  • Taxation of non-resident businesses (including transfer pricing rules);
  • Tax structuring and tax incentives;
  • Intellectual property law in Canada.

Stikeman Elliott is pleased to be able to make this 17-page publication available for downloading.

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