International Business

A world of opportunities for companies in Oakville.

Worldwide connections

In our global economy, business, trade and technology are continuously on the move across world markets. 

For rapidly growing companies in Oakville, finding international connections for their talent, products and services is more important than ever.  

Our Economic Development team can help connect you with the resources your business needs to succeed in international markets.

Global Talent Stream referral program – Category A

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:

Global Talent Stream Program Requirements

International connections

If your company is interested in exploring international business opportunities, you can leverage business contacts developed through Oakville's government leaders. Our leaders have met with numerous delegations from other countries and have participated in a number of trade missions to China. 

Inquire about future trade missions to be led by the town's Mayor Burton, whose participation provides an additional level of trust in the building of relationships.  

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Sister cities

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, visit the Town of Oakville's website.

Sister Cities

Free support in connecting to international markets

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 services to help your company conduct business in foreign countries and provide information on importing and exporting.