For over 30 years, the Canada-India Business Council (C-IBC) has been the leading private sector and member driven not-for-profit trade association linking Canada and India.
The C-IBC is dedicated to promoting the interests of global companies, small and medium sized enterprises, as well as academic and government organisations engaged in the Canada-India corridor. As the premier network for business (representing 70% of bi-lateral trade and investment), the C-IBC represents a diverse mix of sectors including: banking, financial, and legal services, manufacturing, construction, transportation, technology, mining, energy, education and ICT.
The C-IBC provides our patron and member community with the strategic insight, network access and influence required to:
Successfully initiate business development in both Canada and India;
Secure Indian/Canadian partnerships and investment;
Support the further development of mature and existing operations;
Innovate new businesses, products and services.
The C-IBC regularly works with media, affiliate organisations and government officials in both India and Canada to voice the concerns and priorities of our business community.
The C-IBC is headquartered in Toronto with offices and staff in Montreal, Vancouver and New Delhi.
Building Bi-Lateral Relations for the Past 30 Years…
The Canada-India Business Council (C-IBC) story began over thirty years ago when the late Thomas Bata, the Bank of Nova Scotia and Bombardier joined together to create an organization dedicated to supporting and strengthening corporate and institutional relationships between the two countries.
It was a bold vision at a time when commercial and trade relations between Canada and India were nascent.
Since that time, the C-IBC has consistently been at the forefront of cultivating the networks that support business and government institutions between the two countries and across multiple sectors.
Today, as Canada and India move towards free trade and its attendant opportunities, the C-IBC continues to build and expand on its founding vision, by helping more small and medium sized enterprises, entrepreneurs and national institutions realize on these historic opportunities.