Canada welcomes your business. It has always been a trading nation with rich natural resources. According to the Canadian government's 2008 Step-by-Step Guide to Exporting, globalization has enhanced Canada's position in the world marketplace, with imports and exports making up two-thirds of the country's gross domestic product. And they're good at it. The World Bank's "Doing Business In" project, which provides objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement across 181 economies and selected cities, ranks the country seventh in the world in ease of doing business.

Whether you are interested in exporting your goods to Canada or forming a joint venture with a Canadian company, the following resources can help guide you to the key resources you'll need to make your endeavor a success. While most of the resources that follow are in English, some of the World Bank resources are also available in French, Spanish, Portuguese and other languages.

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