We are pleased to confirm that The Honourable Francois-Philippe Champagne has agreed to speak at our Annual Forum and Gala Dinner planned in Ottawa April 11. Arab delegates are expected from Algeria, Morocco, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan and Palestine.

Welcome to the Canada Arab Business Council

Peter Sutherland,

We are Canada’s only not-for-profit association focussed exclusively on bringing the Canadian and Arab business communities together.
We serve as business advisory body to governments in Canada and in the Arab countries advocating for government policies to enable Canadian companies set up business and expand in the Arab countries, as well as to assist Arab companies interested in entering the Canadian business environment.
To support our members further, we organize missions to the Arab region, receive incoming delegations, and host conferences to provide information about the latest business opportunities and insights into relevant economic, social and political developments in Arab countries.
Let us help you generate more opportunities for your organization.


We are pleased to launch the Canada Arab Business Survey

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CABC partners with the Council for Development Canada-Algeria

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Jan 2016 CTV News: No Female Students Allowed

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May 2016 Global Affairs Canada Press Release

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Canada Arab investment conference in Toronto
October 17-18, 2016 Report

The Canada Arab Business Council is happy to report that the Canada Arab investment conference in Toronto October 17-18, was a success. The participation of 3 political leaders – Minister of International Trade Chrystia Freeland, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, and Toronto Mayor John Tory was unprecedented and raised the profile of both the region and the Council. We were honoured to have former Ontario Premier, David Peterson, chair the conference.Read More

Hon. Chrystia Freeland, P.C., M.P.,
Minister of International Trade

Robust trade and investment relationships are important to generating economic activity that creates jobs and growth for the middle class. I commend the Canada Arab Business Council for its important and ongoing efforts to promote trade, cultural, business, investment and economic links between Canada and the Middle East and North Africa.

Hon. Kathleen Wynne,
Premier of Ontario

Over the past decade, the Gulf Cooperation Council region has been one of the fastest growing areas in the world. With calls for a diversification of the economy and a shift away from hydrocarbon reliance in the region — this is a moment of unprecedented opportunity for GCC states and for our province. Ontario businesses need to be part of this next wave of expected growth.

Mohammad Al-Zaibak, Chair,
Canada Arab Business Council

Most people are unaware of the amount of business between Canada and Arab countries.With 60% of the population under 25 years of age, a growing middle class and 62% of the population living in cities, the business opportunities in the Arab world are enormous.CABC’s primary objective is to bring Canadian and Arab business communities together.

The panel speakers were excellent as was the discussion and networking throughout the conference. Participants took full advantage of the opportunity to exchange experience and insights with business executives from the Arab world and Canada.


Videotaped highlights of the panels will soon be posted on CABC’s Youtube Channel. Do not hesitate to subscribe:


  • This two-day conference will help strengthen ties between Canadian businesses and the Arab World. That’s an important objective for the province of Ontario.

    Kathleen Wynne Premier of Ontario
  • As a first event in Toronto, it was for sure a success, congratulations! I encourage more Arab participants to join for future events. This is a great start to encourage Canadian businesses to truly think global and highlight the opportunities in the region.

    Rafik Al-Ghailani Senior Trade Officer at the UAE Consulate in Toronto
  • I enjoyed the event a great deal and I look forward to participating in more of CABC's initiatives in the future.

    Hanna Ayyad Vice-President, Silfab Solar, Canada
  • The Conference was very informative. I have developed our investment plans in Canada further. I am grateful for CABC for inviting me to such event.

    Muhammad Tariq General Manager, Orbital Horizon, Saudi Arabia


  • 95% rated the event as excellent or very good.
  • 85% thought the content was extremely or very helpful.
  • 91% said they are extremely or very likely to attend CABC events in the future.

Patron Members


Canadian Business Council of Dubai

Canadian Business Council of Abu Dhabi

Council for Development Canada-Algeria