Our Vision is to achieve the shared goal of enhancing economic prosperity for both countries.
Our Mission is to facilitate long-term relationships and strategic initiatives that will improve overall bilateral market-accessibility and will increase diverse trade and investment opportunities.
Agriculture & Food Security
Energy and Clean Technology
Healthcare & Life Sciences
Small and Medium Sized Enterprises
Tech Innovation and Incubation
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) to provide strategic recommendations to both governments. After 18 months of deliberations between appointed business leaders from the UAE and Canada, the business leaders presented eight recommendations. The first recommendation was to create a permanent, private-sector driven CUBC in both countries.
The CUBC was incorporated in Toronto in 2016. The Council’s head office opened in downtown Toronto the following year.
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.