About Us

Canada and the UAE enjoy a prosperous relationship

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is Canada’s largest export market in the Middle East and North Africa, and is the 20th largest foreign investor in Canada.

The Canada-UAE Business Council (CUBC) is the premier business-led organization dedicated to fostering greater trade and investment between Canada and the UAE. CUBC members are senior decision makers of best-in-class private corporations and organisations.

The CUBC seeks to facilitate long-term relationships and strategic initiatives that will improve overall bilateral market-accessibility and will advance commercial relations.

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Key Bilateral Economic Statistics

Bilateral trade between Canada and the UAE in 2021
Total UAE Investments in Canada
Growth of Merchandise Trade in 2021
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Meet Our Members

Our C-level members are leaders in their respective sectors and in this important bilateral relationship. They are investing, building, creating jobs, and operating major assets within each country’s borders. The CUBC aims to increase these activities, to celebrate them, and to open doors to new possibilities.

Our History

  • 2013

    In 2013, the foreign ministers of Canada and the UAE announced the Canada-UAE Strategic Agenda to strengthen and energize the bilateral relationship. The Agenda has three pillars: Prosperity, Security, and Development. As part of the prosperity pillar, the ministers jointly created the Canada-UAE Business Council (CUBC).

  • 2016

    The CUBC was incorporated in Toronto in 2016.

  • 2017

    The Council’s head office opened in downtown Toronto the following year.

  • 2019

    A permanent presence was setup in Dubai in 2019. The primary mandate of the organization is to play a central role in government-to-business engagement and a supporting role in government-to-government engagement.

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Focus Areas

Learn more about our priority sectors and our initiatives to support the development of trade and business.
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Read our Sector Profiles, our Guide to Doing Business in the UAE, and the Bilateral Economic Story.

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