About C-IBC

Activities and Initiatives

India is an emerging power in the 21st century, and is forecasted to become the 3rd largest economy in the world. India is a source of talent and innovation, and will be integral to Canada’s future prosperity. India supports a vibrant, pluralistic democracy and insists on an open and free press.

Whatever the goals and objectives of your business the C-IBC has a membership option to suit.

Whichever option you choose you will receive a comprehensive and cost effective range of services carefully designed to initiate business development in India, or further develop your existing business in India.

We deliver advisory services that offer insight and information, business intelligence, market entry and operation support.

We encourage opportunities to network and meet the right people, attend trade delegations, advocate on behalf of your interests, enable access to key decision makers, and provide advanced notice and preferred status at events. These events include CEO forums, sector specific private sessions with senior Indian business leaders and investors, and flagship events such as our Diwali Gala Dinner and business missions to India.

We run active board level committees focused on a variety of sectors. We focus on facilitating exports, partnerships and investment to and from India.


The Canada-India Business Council has been a long-standing supporter of bilateral trade and investment growth between Canada and India.

Founded in 1982 by the Bank of Nova Scotia, Bombardier and the late Thomas Bata, the C-IBC has sought to deepen the relationship between corporate and institutional Canada and their Indian counterparts.

C-IBC is governed nationally by a Board of Directors, and is comprised of senior executives from Canada’s leading organizations involved in India and alongside industry leaders from both small and medium-sized enterprises. The C-IBC has a Secretariat that is led by a President, Executive Director and an Executive Vice-President to direct the organization and operating team.

C-IBC is headquartered in Toronto with operations in British Columbia, Quebec and New Delhi, India.