AmCham Canada is an ideal portal to and from Canada and the United States. There is a wide range of benefits of membership in the American Chamber of Commerce in Canada.
Leadership opportunities to work on advocacy and policy development to enhance business opportunities in Canada and the United States. Be recognized as supporting the premier organization in Canada devoted to the Canada-United States economic relationship.
Attend many speaker conferences, programs and executive seminars at reduced prices for member personnel. All member employees are welcome at AmCham speaker events. Receive informational briefings on topics from trade and investment to economic policy development to cross-border trade and security regulations. Gain access to publications, newsletters, fact sheets, position papers and surveys containing relevant and timely business information relevant to the Canada-U.S. business environment and trading relationship.
In addition to our programs and activities such as networking breakfasts, luncheons and evening get-togethers from which business and government contacts may be acquired, membership in AmCham provides the opportunity to network with other Canadian and American business people through Chapters and their activities throughout Canada - notably in Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax, as well as through the 100+ Amchams around the world. If you are travelling abroad and need to make a business connection, AmCham Canada will put you in touch with our network of AmChams in the relevant country, as well as with appropriate contacts in the Chambers of Commerce of the 50 largest cities in the United States.
Reciprocal Benefits Throughout Canada
Your personnel can participate in events of AmCham wherever they occur in Canada - whether in Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary or other cities where AmCham sponsored events are held.
Following is a message from the Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs, Embassy of the United States of America, Ottawa
Embassy of the United States of America
Minister Counselor – Commercial Affairs
October 19, 2010
The United States of America and Canada share a truly unique economic partnership and the most important trading relationship in the world today. Our two-way trade has more than tripled since the signing of our original Free Trade Agreement in 1989; and today our combined trade and investment constitute a one trillion dollar economic platform that supports approximately ten million jobs in North America.
An economic relationship of this magnitude warrants a great deal of attention, involvement and support from both the public and private sectors. From my vantage point, I can assure you that nurturing and growing this relationship is a top priority for both of our governments. However, striking the proper balance between economic prosperity and national security has become a serious challenge in recent years; a challenge that requires close communication, cooperation and coordination between our governments and business communities.
In this regard, we are fortunate to have the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Canada among our most important and trusted partners within the local business communities. AmCham Canada is headquartered in Toronto, with chapters in Ontario (Toronto and Ottawa), Quebec (Montreal and Quebec City), the West (Calgary), and Atlantic Canada (Halifax). They are committed to promoting trade opportunities, advancing economic growth, and promoting the cross-border mobility of people, goods and services. AmCham Canada strives to promote and foster a positive climate for commerce, trade and investment between the United States and Canada. AmCham Canada offers its members many unique opportunities to have their voices heard and views made known to government officials on both sides of the border.
For this non-profit, member-driven, organization to be most effective, it requires your active involvement. To that end, I recommend you consider a membership in your regional AmCham. As a member, you will be able to network with like-minded businesses and become a positive, proactive force in strengthening our U.S. – Canada economic partnership.
For further information, please visit www.AmChamCanada.ca, or contact the U.S. Commercial Service at our U.S. Consulates or Embassy in Canada. A full listing of our staff and locations is available at www.buyusa.gov/canada/en/contactus.html. We will be happy to put you in touch with our AmCham colleagues and will look forward to working with you whenever we can be of assistance to you or AmCham Canada.