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Canada 10-14 December, 2018

Team Finland visit to Canada on 10-14 December, 2018

Deadline for registration is Wednesday 14 November 2018.

Registration has ended


For more information, please contact


Ms. Ulla Lainio
Program Manager, Head of Smart Mobility Program
+358 (0)40 343 3357

Practical arrangements:
Ms. Petra Korhonen
Project Coordinator, Business Finland
+358 (0)50 323 7746


Canadian maritime sector will be very active during the next 20 years, and the situation creates real business opportunities for the Finnish companies. Join the high-level business delegation to Canada (Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax, Quebec and Vancouver) on December 10 – 14, 2018. This high-level Team Finland visit to Canada will be organized in cooperation with Business Finland, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, and Team Arctic Finland.

Interested? Click the tab below to register for the visit, as well as to learn more about the preliminary program and practical information.

The deadline for registration is Wednesday 14 November, 2018.


The National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) in Canada is a multi-billion dollar long-term commitment to renewing the federal fleet, and it includes strategic relationships with two Canadian shipyards: Irving's Halifax Shipyard and Seaspan's Vancouver Shipyards.
Irving Shipbuilding Inc., based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, is building combat vessels (including the Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) and Canadian Surface Combatants (CSC)) for the Royal Canadian Navy.
Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards Co. Ltd., based in Vancouver, is building non-combat vessels for the Canadian Coast Guard, and non-combat support ships for the Royal Canadian Navy. The vessel types include Offshore Fisheries Science Vessels (OFSV), Offshore Oceanographic Science Vessel (OOSV), Joint Support Ships (JSS), Polar Icebreaker, Medium Endurance Multi-Tasked Vessels (MEMTV), and Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV).
Chantier Davie, of Lévis, Quebec, has been awarded a contract to deliver three medium commercial converted icebreakers to the Canadian Coast Guard.
In the next five years, the ferry sector in Canada is expected to spend over $5 billion dollars for ship building and ship refits. Meetings with BC Ferries, TransLink, Seaspan, and BlackBall Ferry are tentatively planned to be included in the program.


To cover the expenses of arranging the visit to Canada (Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax, Quebec and Vancouver), Business Finland will charge a participation fee as follows:

  • Micro Businesses and SMEs: EUR 1310 + 24% VAT per person
  • Major Companies: EUR 1540 + 24% VAT per person

Business Finland will invoice the participation fee after the visit based on the actual costs. The invoiced fee will not exceed the amounts mentioned above.