In our global economy, business, trade and technology are continuously on the move across world markets. For rapidly growing companies in Oakville - from advanced manufacturing and digital media, to life sciences and professional services - searching out those worldwide connections for their talent, products and services is more important than ever.
The Town of Oakville is a designated referral partner for Category A of the Global Talent Stream program through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. Through this program, Oakville can refer an innovative company looking to hire unique and specialized global talent to help the firm scale-up and grow.
The partner referral program is administered through the Economic Development department. To get started, review the program requirements and connect with staff: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Town of Oakville has met with numerous delegations from other countries and has participated in a number of trade missions to China. If your company is interested in exploring international business opportunities in other countries, you can leverage business contacts developed through Oakville's government leaders. Inquire about future trade missions to be led by Mayor Burton whose participation provides an additional level of trust in the building of relationships.Contact Us
Oakville has three sister cities: Dorval, Quebec; Neyagawa, Japan; and most recently, Huai'an, China. Oakville's relationship with its sister cities was initiated to promote understanding, cooperation, friendship and economic development.
For more information on our sister cities, please visit the oakville.ca website.Sister Cities
With your global interests in mind, our Economic Development team can match you up with contacts and services to help your business succeed in international markets. Both the federal and provincial governments provide a range of services to help your company conduct business in foreign countries.
Ontario Export Services provides information for those who are new to exporting as well as those looking to grow their export markets.Learn more
The Canada Business Network provides information on exporting, importing and investing abroad.Learn more
The CBSA provides information on importing and exporting commercial goods.Learn more
The Ministry of International Trade manages a network of international trade and investment offices in key markets around the world, organizes business missions, and provides export servicesLearn more
The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service has 161 trade commissioner offices around the world. The Service provides resources on topics such as exporting, partnering, and investing abroad.Learn more
Export Development Canada provides Canadian exporters with trade financing, export credit insurance and bonding services, as well as foreign market expertise.Learn more