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OANADlAN FOOD-PPOOESSlNG SEOTOP
Oanada offers g|oba| |nvestors the r|ght |ngred|ents for suooess |n the food- and
beverage-prooess|ng |ndustry, oomb|n|ng sk|||ed |abour w|th oost advantages and
aooess to qua||ty raw mater|a|s.
The food- and beverage-prooess|ng |ndustry |s Oanada`s seoond-|argest manufaotur|ng
|ndustry and aooounts for approx|mate|y 14 peroent of tota| manufaotur|ng sh|pments.
ln 2007, the |ndustry prov|ded emp|oyment for 286,000 Oanad|ans and produoed
sh|pments worth $83.7 b||||on.
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That same year, Oanada exported $18.4 b||||on of
prooessed food and beverage produots to some 180 oountr|es. Dur|ng 2006-2007,
|nvestment |n th|s |ndustry oreated an est|mated 3,700 new jobs |n Oanada.
Grain and Oi|seed Processing
Oanada has approx|mate|y 50 oommero|a| wheat, oat and oorn estab||shments |ooated
aoross the oountry. Eaoh year, Oanad|an m|||s gr|nd some 3.5 m||||on tonnes of wheat,
oats, oorn and bar|ey and export oommod|t|es suoh as wheat four, semo||na and other
m|||ed gra|n produots to over 30 oountr|es wor|dw|de.
ln 2006, the Oanad|an gra|n-fraot|onat|on seotor, |no|ud|ng four m||||ng, staroh
manufaotur|ng and oorn wet m||||ng, emp|oyed a|most 5,000 peop|e and produoed
approx|mate|y $1.4 b||||on |n tota| revenues from sh|pments. The overa|| gra|n- and
o||seed-m||||ng seotor aooounted for approx|mate|y $6 b||||on |n sh|pments |n 2007.
W|th aooess to var|ous types of gra|ns and oerea|s, Oanada`s gra|n fraot|onat|on |ndustry
produoes many |nnovat|ve food |ngred|ents, natura| hea|th produots, genera| and
performanoe an|ma| feed, four, ethano|, as we|| as |noreas|ng|y popu|ar end-produot
|ngred|ents suoh as wheat g|uten, b|oaot|ve oompounds, and b|o-based |ndustr|a|
app||oat|ons.
Key Capabi|ities
Oanada offers aooess to an abundant supp|y of d|fferent gra|n oommod|t|es w|th stab|e
orop y|e|ds, |no|ud|ng oorn, oats, wheat, bar|ey, rye and other pr|mary gra|n and ooarse
gra|n orops. Aooess to qua||ty |nputs suoh as wheat |s seoond to none g|oba||y due to
Oanada`s system of qua||ty assuranoe.
lnnovative product manufacturing: Üs|ng wor|d-renowned qua||ty gra|n |nputs, frms
operat|ng |n Oanada are |eaders |n deve|op|ng new food |ngred|ents. Oanad|an frms are
prooess|ng feedstooks |nto |ngred|ents that target speo|fo areas of |nterest, |no|ud|ng
funot|ona| foods, nutraoeut|oa|s, and natura| hea|th produots that address a grow|ng
oonsumer demand.
Research and development (R&Dï: Oanada reoogn|zes that P&D |s a oruo|a|
oomponent of any food-prooess|ng |ndustry. Many partnersh|p opportun|t|es are
ava||ab|e w|th both pub||o and pr|vate researoh oentres that oan foster P&D |n suoh areas
as pr|mary breed|ng, prooess|ng teohno|og|es, |nnovat|ve hea|th and we||ness produot
deve|opment, and oommero|a||zat|on.
Unless otherwise noted all values are in Canadian dollars.
1 8tatistics Canada, 2OO7.
RECENT INVESTMENTS
IN CANADA
w +ELLOGG#OMPANYof Michigan
opened a new $97 million plant
in Ontario during 2007, with an
estimated headcount of 100.
w ,OUIS$REYFUS-ITSUI&OODS is
constructing a $90 million canola-
crushing plant in Saskatchewan, with
a production target of fall 2009.
w *AMES2ICHARDSON)NTERNATIONAL
is constructing a $100 million canola-
crushing plant in Saskatchewan, with
a production target of summer 2010.
w 0URATOSof Belgium expanded its
manufacturing operations in Ontario in
2007.
w Massachusetts-based 4WIN2IVER
4ECHNOLOGIES invested over
$150 million in 2008 in a new
greenfeld facility in Quebec-a canola
seed and soybean-crushing plant.
MAJOR GLOBAL INVESTORS
IN CANADA
Archer Daniels Midland Co.
Bunge
Grain Millers lnc.
Jungbunzlauer
Meiji Seika Kaisha
Natraceutical Group
Nisshin Seifun Group
LEADING CANADIAN COMPANIES
BioNeutra lnc.
Can-Oat Milling
Canada Bread Company Limited
Commercial Alcohols lnc.
Permolex Ltd.

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A|berta
A|berta aooounts for 25 peroent of Oanada`s tota| agr|ou|tura| produot|on
and y|e|ds approx|mate|y one-th|rd of Oanada`s wheat, bar|ey and oano|a.
Numerous speo|a| orops, forages and ||vestook ra|sed |n a prov|noe r|oh
|n o|ean a|r and water add to A|berta`s d|vers|ty |n the food and beverage
|ndustry. Top |nternat|ona| food prooess|ng oompan|es have |nvested more
than $1 b||||on over the |ast fve years, show|ng the|r oonfdenoe |n the
prov|noe`s stab|e and bus|ness-fr|end|y env|ronment.
Pr|vate and pub||o researoh |s a h|gh pr|or|ty. The Ün|vers|ty of A|berta`s
Agr|-Food D|soovery P|aoe has obta|ned $7.6 m||||on |n researoh fund|ng |n
the |ast fve years. A|berta Agr|ou|ture and Pura| Deve|opment operates the
Food Prooess|ng Deve|opment Oentre, a modern, fu||y equ|pped p||ot p|ant
and produot deve|opment |aboratory fao|||ty. The federa| and prov|no|a|
governments have severa| researoh fao|||t|es d|str|buted aoross the
prov|noe to ensure a oompet|t|ve supp|y oha|n from farm to prooessor.
Saskatchewan
Saskatohewan`s $2.3 b||||on food- and beverage-prooess|ng
|ndustry |no|udes more than 300 prooessors and over
6,100 emp|oyees. Gra|n and o||seed m||||ng rank among
the |argest food oategor|es |n the prov|noe. ln 2008,
Saskatohewan`s agr|ou|tura| exports tota||ed over $9.7 b||||on.
W|th |ts 47.8 m||||on aores of ou|t|vated farm|and and over
18,500 gra|n and o||seed farms, Saskatohewan |s Oanada`s
most |mportant gra|n-produo|ng reg|on. The prov|noe |s a|so a
g|oba| |eader |n oerea| orop produot|on, supp|y|ng ten peroent
of the wor|d`s tota| exported wheat. Other types of oerea| orops
grown |n the prov|noe |no|ude durum, oats, bar|ey and rye.
Saskatohewan`s s|x m||||ng operat|ons produoed approx|mate|y
$76 m||||on worth of exports |n 2007. The prov|noe |s very aot|ve |n
the natura| hea|th produots and funot|ona| foods seotor, supp|y|ng
and prooess|ng var|ous |ngred|ents, suoh as oat oonst|tuents,
beta-g|uoans from oats and bar|ey, pu|ses, roasted faxseed,
essent|a| fatty ao|ds, hemp seed produots and herba| produots.
Saskatohewan |s a |ead|ng exporter of organ|o gra|n and o||seed
produots and |s home to 35 peroent of Oanada`s organ|o produot|on.
Saskatohewan |s a|so reoogn|zed as one of the wor|d`s |ead|ng agr|ou|tura|
b|oteoh researoh oentres. lnnovat|on P|aoe |n Saskatoon |s one of North
Amer|oa`s most advanoed researoh parks for agr|ou|ture. The Ün|vers|ty of
Saskatohewan`s agr|ou|tura| genom|os oentre |n Saskatoon and the P|ant
B|oteohno|ogy lnst|tute hosted by the Nat|ona| Pesearoh Oouno|| oonduot
some of Oanada`s most |ead|ng-edge orop and oerea| researoh.
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Ontario
Ontar|o |s |dea||y su|ted to be an |mportant oentre for gra|n and
o||seed m||||ng |n Oanada. Eaoh year, Ontar|o produoers grow over
1 m||||on aores of wheat, 1.9 m||||on aores of oorn, and 2.2 m||||on
aores of soybeans, ma|n|y |n Southwestern Ontar|o. Ontar|o
growers p|ant a w|de range of orop var|et|es to meet the
needs of the prooessors and u|t|mate|y the oonsumer
market, wh|oh |s oonoentrated |n the Great |ake bas|n of
Oanada and Ün|ted States. The abundant souroe of raw
mater|a|, ooup|ed w|th a strong manufaotur|ng |nfrastruoture
and sk|||ed workforoe, means that the gra|n- and o||seed-
m||||ng seotor |n Ontar|o generates $3.2 b||||on |n va|ue of
sh|pments annua||y.
There are fve re|at|ve|y |arge gra|n and o||seed prooessors |n Ontar|o
that are key p|ayers |n the seotor, a|ong w|th 35 other frms prov|d|ng
strong oompet|t|on, pr|mar||y |n the speo|a|ty markets. The number
of estab||shments m||||ng and prooess|ng gra|n and o||seed |n Ontar|o
has shown oons|stent growth |n reoent years, and the seotor |s
oons|dered to be strong and v|ab|e. Ontar|o a|so exoe|s |n agr|-food
re|ated P&D and |s home four Agr|ou|ture and Agr|-Food Oanada
researoh oentres: the Southern Orop Proteot|on and Food Pesearoh
Oentre; the Eastern Oerea| and O||seed Pesearoh Oentre; the
Greenhouse and Prooess|ng Orops Pesearoh Oentre; and the Gue|ph
Food Pesearoh Oentre.
OANADlAN O|ÜS
Manitoba
Food prooess|ng |s one of Man|toba`s most dynam|o |ndustr|es, w|th annua| sh|pments
exoeed|ng $3.5 b||||on. Gra|n prooess|ng makes up an |mportant segment of the prov|no|a|
agr|-food seotor. Man|toba |s home to s|gn|foant operat|ons |n wheat, oat and feed m||||ng,
and o||seed orush|ng, as we|| as sma||er fax-m||||ng operat|ons. As a |ead|ng supp||er of m|||ed
oats, Man|toba has the oapao|ty to prooess 200,000 tonnes of th|s oommod|ty annua||y. The
prov|noe |s a|so home to three o||seed-orush|ng p|ants. ln 2008, Man|toba`s gra|n and o||seed
m||||ng |ndustry exported produots tota|||ng $642 m||||on. |ead|ng oompan|es |no|ude Oan-Oat
M||||ng, Emerson M||||ng, Bunge Oanada, and Assoo|ated Prote|ns.
Man|toba has |ong been the oentre of the gra|n trade |n Oanada, and |s the area of oho|oe for
the headquarters of James P|ohardson and Sons, Oarg||| ||m|ted, Parr|sh and He|mbeoker,
and the Oanad|an Wheat Board. lt |s a|so the |ooat|on of lOE Futures Oanada.
Man|toba |s home to many |nternat|ona||y reoogn|zed researoh fao|||t|es |n agr|ou|ture and
re|ated fe|ds, |no|ud|ng: Agr|ou|ture and Agr|-Food Oanada Oerea| Pesearoh Oentres;
Oanad|an lnternat|ona| Gra|n lnst|tute; Oanada-Man|toba Orop D|vers|foat|on Oentre;
Food Deve|opment Oentre; Oanad|an Gra|n Oomm|ss|on; P|ohardson Oentre
for Funot|ona| Foods and Nutraoeut|oa|s; Ün|vers|ty of Man|toba`s Faou|t|es of
Agr|ou|tura| and Food So|enoes; and the Oanad|an Oentre for Agr|-food Pesearoh
|n Hea|th and Med|o|ne.
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METHODOLOGY
Th|s benohmark|ng study assesses the oompet|t|veness of a number of Oanad|an o|usters
aga|nst oompet|ng |nternat|ona| bus|ness |ooat|ons. Based on an |nvestor`s perspeot|ve,
the researoh and ana|ys|s uses a representat|ve |nvestment projeot prototype |an operat|on
that produoes bakery four, ||vestook feed, ethano| and other oo-produots through the
fraot|onat|on of wheat-see prof|e on page 5ì to assess or|ter|a that oorporate deo|s|on
makers typ|oa||y exam|ne when eva|uat|ng |ooat|on a|ternat|ves for fore|gn |nvestment.
Th|s |nternat|ona| |ooat|on benohmark|ng exero|se was oonduoted by lBM-P|ant |ooat|on
lnternat|ona| |lBM-P|lì, a renowned g|oba| |ooat|on oonsu|tanoy. lBM-P|l performed
objeot|ve researoh to assess the oomparat|ve oost and qua||ty of do|ng bus|ness |n var|ous
|ooat|ons, s|mu|at|ng the approaoh used by |nvestors when soreen|ng oand|dates for
oorporate |nvestment projeots. The benohmark|ng study exam|ned 250 to 300 fnano|a| and
qua||tat|ve |ooat|on |nd|oators |n the assessment of eaoh |ndustry subseotor.
To assess the qua||ty of a |ooat|on`s operat|ng bus|ness env|ronment, data were oo||eoted
from a var|ety of souroes for the d|fferent subfaotors |n eaoh of the oategor|es featured |n the
operat|ng env|ronment tab|e |page 5ì. Data for the qua||tat|ve assessment were trans|ated
|nto oomparab|e soor|ngs |zero to 10ì for eaoh oategory and subfaotor us|ng a we|ghted
sooreboard approaoh. We|ghts were ass|gned to eaoh |ooat|on oategory and subfaotor
to demonstrate the|r re|at|ve |mportanoe |n the |ooat|on se|eot|on prooess. These we|ghts
are speo|fo to eaoh |ndustry subseotor and are based on lBM-P|l`s exper|enoe |n he|p|ng
|nvestors make strateg|o deo|s|ons when ohoos|ng |ooat|ons.
A h|gh-|eve| fnano|a| ana|ys|s was a|so oonduoted to take |nto aooount major |ooat|on-
sens|t|ve |nvestment and operat|ng oosts and revenues for eaoh representat|ve projeot
prof|e. Oash fow projeot|ons have been oa|ou|ated and d|soounted over a 10-year per|od,
|noorporat|ng ant|o|pated |nfat|on rates, to determ|ne the|r net present va|ue, and to assess
the proftab|||ty of the projeot |n eaoh of the benohmarked |ooat|ons.
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REPRESENTATIVE PROJECT PROFILE
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· Prox|m|ty to |nput
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· Aooess|b|||ty to oustomers
· Exper|enoed P&D
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LA8008
|HEADOOÜNT = 31ì
Produot|on Operat|ves: 15
Ma|ntenanoe and
Teohn|o|ans: 5
P&D So|ent|sts |Food
Eng|neers/So|ent|stsì: 3
Management and
Adm|n|strat|on: 4
Sa|es: 1
Superv|sor/Eng|neers
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Power:
|Month|y Oonsumpt|onì
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Gas:
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Water:
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OPERATING ENVIRONMENT
» Bus|ness perm|tt|ng prooedures; » Ava||ab|||ty of fnano|a| support & |noent|ves;
» Qua||ty of support from |ooa| government & deve|opment ageno|es;
» Eoonom|o and fnano|a| stab|||ty; » Po||t|oa| stab|||ty
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» Presenoe of exper|enoed gra|n prooess|ng emp|oyees, |no|ud|ng manufaotur|ng
re|ated; » Overa|| t|ghtness |n the |abour market |unemp|oymentì;
» Overa|| s|ze of |abour poo|; » Presenoe of student popu|at|on
L00AL P0T£hT|AL T0
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» Aooess to raw mater|a|s; » Market prox|m|ty; » lmportanoe of P&D;
» Presenoe of |ndustry base
P8£$£h0£ 0F
|h00$T8Y/0L0$T£8 » 30%*
» H|ghway network & oongest|on; » Pub||o transport; » Waterways and seaports;
» Qua||ty & re||ab|||ty of lT & te|eoommun|oat|ons; » Pe||ab|||ty of power supp|y
|hF8A$T800T08£ &
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» Ava||ab|||ty of |arge |ndustr|a| s|tes 8£AL £$TAT£ » 10%*
» Oost of ||v|ng L|V|h6 £hV|80hN£hT » 5%*
FL£X|8|L|TY 0F LA8008 &
8£60LAT|0h$ » 10%*
» Work|ng t|me regu|at|ons; » H|r|ng & fr|ng fex|b|||ty;
» lndustr|a| re|at|ons/att|tude of un|ons; » Work perm|ts
*Factor catedor] weidht, correspondind location factors are ranked in order of importance.
QÜA|lTATlvE ASSESSMENT OF OPEPATlNG ENvlPONMENT*
Living environment
Real estate
lnfrastructure &
communications
Flexibility of labour &
regulations
Presence of
industry/cluster
Local potential to
recruit skilled staff
General business
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OOST ASSESSMENT*
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OANADA`S vA|ÜE PPOPOSlTlON
From a qua||tat|ve perspeot|ve, Oanada offers some of the wor|d`s
best |ooat|ons |n wh|oh to set up gra|n fraot|onat|on operat|ons. The
study revea|s that Oanad|an o|t|es oooupy three of the top fve spots
among North Amer|oan |ooat|ons, w|th Saskatoon and |ondon at
the top of the eva|uat|on soores. Other Oanad|an o|t|es suoh as
Peg|na, Ped Deer, Med|o|ne Hat, and Brandon a|so host good-s|zed
o|usters |n the gra|n- and o||seed-m||||ng |ndustry, and due to the|r
Pra|r|e |ooat|on are extreme|y we|| p|aoed for aooess|b|||ty to gra|n
mater|a|.
W|th |ts oomb|nat|on of strong fsoa| po||o|es that support fore|gn
|nvestment and |ts safe and oost-oompet|t|ve bus|ness env|ronment,
Oanada offers |nvestors an unpara||e|ed opportun|ty to prosper.
lBM-P|l`s study revea|s that a|| benohmarked Oanad|an |ooat|ons
outperform Ü.S. and other |nternat|ona| oompet|tors, w|th o|t|es |n
Man|toba, A|berta and Saskatohewan prov|d|ng the upper range
of proftab|||ty for bus|nesses. Oanada`s |ower tax rates are an
|mportant faotor oontr|but|ng to the oost advantage of Oanad|an
dest|nat|ons.
*Unless otherwise noted, draphs represent lBN-Pll assessment scores.
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OANADA`S vA|ÜE PPOPOSlTlON
A wea|th of resources
Oanada |s the wor|d`s fourth-|argest exporter of agr|ou|tura|
produots and offers re||ab|e aooess to safe and h|gh-qua||ty raw
mater|a|s. The tota| gra|n harvested |s |mportant to fraot|onat|on,
as |s the type of gra|n. The qua||ty and var|ety of produots
ava||ab|e from the prooess |s d|reot|y dependent on the gra|n
|nputs.
The benohmark|ng study oono|udes that many Oanad|an
o|t|es are among the top |ooat|ons |n North Amer|oa |n
prov|d|ng aooess to raw mater|a|s, w|th Peg|na and Saskatoon
|ead|ng the way. Wheat |s an |ntegra| oomponent of many
gra|n fraot|onat|on aot|v|t|es, and as a wor|d |eader |n wheat
produot|on, Oanada`s Pra|r|e prov|noes and o|t|es are we||
p|aoed to reap the benefts of the|r opt|ma| |ooat|on.
Markets of opportunity
Prox|m|ty to market |s a key oons|derat|on for gra|n fraot|onat|on
oompan|es |ook|ng to |nvest or expand the|r operat|ons. Th|s
assessment takes |nto aooount the number of out|ets |n the
reg|on that oan purohase and d|str|bute the produots resu|t|ng
from gra|n fraot|onat|on. The oustomer market |s oomposed of
food prooess|ng p|ants, food who|esa|ers, b|ofue| d|str|butors,
and estab||shments |nvo|ved |n an|ma| produot|on, suoh as
farms and ranohes, that requ|re ||vestook feed.
Oanad|an o|t|es are among the |ead|ng |ooat|ons |n North
Amer|oa |n market prox|m|ty, w|th |ondon and Saskatoon both
offer|ng a very |arge var|ety of estab||shments expeoted to be
part of the purohas|ng market.
Cutting-edge R&D
As gra|n fraot|onat|on |s an emerg|ng area of so|enoe and
teohno|ogy, |nnovat|on oan be or|t|oa| to the growth of the frms
|n th|s |ndustry. Eaoh year, Oanada proud|y |nvests b||||ons
of do||ars |n P&D to ensure that oompan|es have aooess to
the best ta|ent and |nfrastruoture |n the wor|d. Oanada a|so
prov|des generous P&D tax-based |noent|ves to he|p g|oba|
frms rema|n |ead|ng-edge, wh||e s|gn|foant|y reduo|ng the|r
oosts.
Oanad|an |ooat|ons obta|n the top ranks |n the assessment
of P&D, refeot|ng the h|gh number of patents and aoadem|o
|nst|tut|ons that support food so|enoes |n Oanada.
Number of estab||shments o|ass|fed as part of the market
for gra|n fraot|onat|on mater|a|s |o|t|es w|th ava||ab|e NAlOS dataì*

*Unless otherwise noted, draphs represent lBN-Pll assessment scores.
Pesearoh and deve|opment |h|ghest-rank|ng o|t|esì*
Canadian
Non-Canadian
Aooess to raw mater|a|s |h|ghest-rank|ng o|t|esì*
Canadian
Non-Canadian
Oorporate |noome tax rates ||owest ratesì***
Low business taxes
Oompared to many of |ts oompet|tors, Oanada offers
oompe|||ng benefts to fore|gn |nvestors |n the form of a
s|gn|foant|y reduoed tax burden. Oanada`s |ow oorporate
|noome tax rates, an |mportant |nvestment dr|ver, oontr|bute to
the h|gh proftab|||ty rank|ng of Oanad|an |ooat|ons. Ped Deer,
Med|o|ne Hat, Saskatoon, Peg|na, Brandon and |ondon a||
prov|de a s|gn|foant tax advantage and greater proft oash fows
to the bus|ness when oompared to Ü.S. o|t|es.
The tax reduot|on |n|t|at|ve announoed by the federa|
government |n 2007 w||| g|ve Oanada the |owest statutory tax
rate |n the G7 by 2012, at 12 peroent, and the |owest overa||
tax rate on new bus|ness |nvestment |the |owest marg|na|
effeot|ve tax rateì |n the G7 by 2010.
A conducive business environment
Thanks to |ts so||d and dynam|o eoonomy, |ow oorporate tax
rates, qua||ty support from |ooa| governments and deve|opment
ageno|es, bus|ness perm|tt|ng prooedures, pr|vaoy regu|at|ons,
|nformat|on seour|ty and proteot|on of |nte||eotua| property
r|ghts, Oanada has fostered a bus|ness env|ronment that a||ows
oompan|es to |nvest and four|sh.
As the |eader |n GDP growth among G7 oountr|es over the
|ast deoade, and w|th the wor|d`s soundest bank|ng system,
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Oanada prov|des a stab|e and strong bus|ness env|ronment
that offers tremendous growth potent|a| and peaoe of m|nd for
bus|ness |nvestment. ln faot, a|| Oanad|an o|t|es eva|uated rank
we|| |n th|s assessment, wh|oh |s based on measures pub||shed
by the lMD, the Eoonom|st lnte|||genoe Ün|t and the Wor|d
Eoonom|o Forum.
Genera| bus|ness env|ronment |h|ghest rank|ng o|t|esì*
Advantageous |abour costs
Oanada offers oompet|t|ve |abour oosts for emp|oyees suoh
as P&D so|ent|sts, eng|neers and produot|on operat|ves that
are re|evant to gra|n fraot|onat|on fao|||t|es. Severa| Oanad|an
|ooat|ons, |no|ud|ng Brandon, Med|o|ne Hat, Ped Deer,
Saskatoon and Peg|na, are among the most oost-oompet|t|ve
|ooat|ons |n North Amer|oa.
An |mportant oomponent of Oanada`s |abour oost advantage
re|at|ve to the Ün|ted States stems from |ts |ower emp|oyee
benefts oosts. Oanada`s nat|ona| hea|thoare system |mp||es
that many med|oa| |nsuranoe oosts are pub||o|y funded, rather
than pa|d by the emp|oyer, resu|t|ng |n potent|a| sav|ngs.
Est|mated annua| |abour oosts |h|ghest-rank|ng o|t|esì**

OANADA`S vA|ÜE PPOPOSlTlON
Canadian
Non-Canadian
Canadian
Non-Canadian
Canadian
Non-Canadian
*Unless otherwise noted, draphs represent lBN-Pll assessment scores. 2 world Economic Forum 0looal Competitiveness Report 2OO8-2OO9, 0ctooer 2OO8.
**lBN-Pll calculations oased on watson w]att 2OO7/2OO8 & Economic Research lnstitute (ERlì 2OO8. *** Deloitte 2OO8.
C$1 = U8$O.8G2
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