CzechInvest in Canada
CzechInvest in Canada is part of the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Toronto. Its Trade & Investment Section offers among others a wide range of services to Canadian companies who consider to locate its operations in the Czech Republic or look for business or research partners.
- Full business intelligence assistance
- Tailored visits to the Czech Republic
- Identification of business properties and suitable sites
- Access to financial support programmes, e.g. investment incentives
- Identification of potential business and R&D partners, suppliers and acquisition targets
- Referrals to professional associations
Czech Republic offers many investment and research opportunities for Canadian companies, particularly in the field of artificial inteligence, smart mobility, ICT, aeronautics and space, clean tech and advanced manufacturing.
Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Toronto
2 Bloor St W, Toronto,
ON M4W 3E2, Canada
Part of the Canada-based Bombardier corporation, the Bombardier Transportation factory located in Česká Lípa manufactures welded components and bodies for regional and double-deck rail cars, as well as for trams and metros. It employs 1,000 people and is investing in the further expansion of this site, mainly in order to strengthen its paint shop capacities.
“Bombardier Transportation aims at specialising each of its production sites to concentrate know-how and achieve the best labour productivity. The Česká Lípa site has a hundred-year history of building rail cars, highly skilled workers and an excellent reputation as an employer, which is why Bombardier chose this plant for expansion.”
Kurt Lievens, Site General Manager, Bombardier Transportation Czech Republic
CGI is one of the world’s largest IT and business consulting services firms. It has been operating in the Czech Republic since 1993. At its offices in Prague, Brno and Ostrava, more than 600 IT specialists provide IT and business consultancy, system integration and outsourcing services to clients worldwide, particularly in Central and Eastern Europe.
“One of our important decision-making points in evaluating the strategic decision to expand our operations to a new location in Czech Republic in 2014 was the possibility to gain a government incentive related to job creation. Consultations with CzechInvest’s specialists helped us significantly to analyse the available incentive options and reinforce our decision to open a new office in Ostrava in 2015.”
Pavel Malinek, Executive of CGI IT Czech Republic, CGI IT Czech Republic s.r.o.