The Embassy and Consulates | Kingdom of the Netherlands, Canada

Doing business

The Embassy in Ottawa, the Consulates-General in Toronto, Vancouver and the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency are here to help entrepreneurs that want to do business in Canada and in the Netherlands.

Dutch Canadian business organisations in Canada

Other sources for information are the many Dutch Canadians who settled in Canada. Businesses with a connection to the Netherlands (for example Dutch owner, Dutch employees or second generation Dutch) can often be very helpful in setting that first step in a new market. The Dutch Business & Profession organisation in Vancouver is such an organisation. The Canadian Netherlands Business & Professional Association in Toronto is another one.


Planning to start in Canada?

Canada is a very large country. It is important to decide where you want to do business. It is unrealistic to expect to cover the whole country from one place. Much of the legislation for businesses is provincial; another reason to decide first where your key market will be. Provinces may have different incentives: sometimes (land and tax) deals can be made if you create jobs in certain areas in the country. See for more information the column on the left.

An article in the Dutch Fenedex magazine probably sums it all up. Read the article here (PDF, 2MB)


For more information please select one of the options in the left hand column.