Country Members

In addition to our private sector members and partnership with Global Affairs Canada, the Chamber is pleased host numerous country members, coordinated from our government relations office in Ottawa    

Kingdom of Lesotho

Lesotho’s key growth sectors include the agro-industry, manufacturing, renewable energy, infrastructure and construction, mining, services and tourism. Explore

Lesotho-Canada relations commenced on the country's independence in 1966. The two countries share a long history of positive bilateral relations based on strong bonds created through development cooperation and shared interests. A number of prominent Basotho have studied in Canada, including former prime minister Pakalitha Mosisili. Learn more

In 2019, The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business welcomed then Prime Minister Thomas Thabane to Canada, with a delegation of five Cabinet Ministers and over 30 business leaders 

Republic of Ghana 

Opportunities include agriculture, ICT, energy, mining and mineral Processing, oil and gas, tourism, financial services, property development, manufacturing, transport, health, and education. Explore 

Bilateral relations between Canada and Ghana are strong and based on more than 60 years of global cooperation, grounded in Ghana's strong democratic credentials. Export Development Canada has designated Ghana as one of its key markets in Africa. Learn more

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat - with whom the Chamber enoys a close working relationship - is based in Accra

Republic of Kenya 

Kenya has a wide range of sectors with ready-to-be accessed investment opportunities, including but not limited to, Agriculture and Agribusiness, manufacturing, tourism, infrastructure development, energy, information Communications Technology and Financial Services. Explore

Canada established diplomatic relations with Kenya at the time of its independence in 1963. Canada’s High Commission in Nairobi is its largest mission in Africa. The two countries have an excellent relationship founded on a range of shared interests. 

The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business joined Canadian Trade Minister Mary Ng in Nairobi in early 2020, followed by a Chamber MoU with the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) signed this year.

Federal Republic of Nigeria

Nigeria offers agricultural and industrial opportunities, alongside manufacturing, natural resources, energy, and services sector opportunities – among others. A range of incentives are on offer in Africa's largest country by size, which is set to take 3rd place globally by 2050. Explore

Canada and Nigeria established diplomatic relations in 1962, shortly after Nigeria’s independence in 1960. Nigeria is Canada’s second largest bilateral merchandise trading partner in Sub-Saharan Africa, arguably the largest economy and positioned for the prospect of playing a major role on the global stage. Learn more

The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business was privileged to co-host the 60th Anniversary Celebrations of Nigeria's Independence in Ottawa last year.

Republic of Rwanda

Rwanda has many sectors in which to invest, including but not limited to: education, health services, financial services, agriculture, tourism, real estate and construction, ICT, mining, infrastructure, manufacturing and energy. Explore

Canada established diplomatic relations with Rwanda in 1963 ,shortly after its independence. Canadian companies’ activities in Rwanda are concentrated in the education, mining, transportation, services and energy sectors. Learn more

The Rwanda Investment Session held in 2020 profiled a number of ongoing business opportunities.

Republic of Senegal

Senegal provides opportunities in a host of sectors and through The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business there is a particular (but not exclusive) focus on agriculture, rail infrastructure and housing. Senegal’s economic growth has been among the highest in Africa between 2014 and 2018, remaining above 6% annually. GDP growth was 5.3% in 2019. A new economic policy approach for post-COVID recovery is underway. Explore

Canada and Senegal established diplomatic relations in 1962. Relations between the two countries are close and touch on a wide range of activities. Already considering Senegal an important and reliable partner, Canada takes measures to further develop its relations with this country, which acts as a reference regarding democratic governance and sustainable economic development measures in Sub-Saharan Africa. Learn more

 

United Republic of Tanzania

Tanzania provides opportunities in manufacturing, agriculture, mining and metals, tourism, services, economic zones, fisheries, livestock, economic infrastructure, energy, real estate, oil and gas, finance. telecommunications and broadcasting. Explore

Canada-Tanzania diplomatic relations began in 1961 on Tanzania's independence. The country is as a growing market for Canadian businesses, and Canadian mining companies are among the largest foreign investors in Tanzania. To date business opportunities for Canadian companies active in Tanzania have focused on power, renewable energy, and the emerging oil and gas sector. Learn more

Government of Canada Partners 

Global Affairs Canada

'We define, shape and advance Canada’s interests and values in a complex global environment. We manage diplomatic relations, promote international trade and provide consular support. We lead international development, humanitarian, and peace and security assistance efforts. We also contribute to national security and the development of international law' - Learn more

 

Trade Commissioner Service

'Now more than ever, the Trade Commissioner Service helps Canadian businesses grow with confidence by connecting them with our funding and support programs, international opportunities, and our network of trade commissioners in over 160 cities worldwide.'- Learn more

 

 

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