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Type of Production
For the resources for businesses on managing the manufacturing and the supply chain risk due to the outbreak of the Covid19 pandemic, please consult the report COVID-19: Managing supply chain risk and disruption (Deloitte Canada, 2020), as well as the insights on COVID-19: How to fortify your supply chain (Kearney, 2020).
The World Economic Forum's COVID Action Platform provides useful information on the latest strategic trends regarding COVID-19 implications for businesses, including manufacturing and supply systems. The report Outbreak Readiness and Business Impact (World Economic Forum in collaboration with the Harvard Global Health Institute) offers insights on handling coronavirus by businesses and strategies for effective response and resilience.

The type of production differs according to the province. The following list shows the industry responsible for GDP growth by province and by territory:

Alberta: Petrochemicals and oil sands
British Columbia: Natural Gas
Manitoba: Canola (colza) and Wheat
Saskatchewan: Mining and cereal growing
Newfoundland and Labrador: Nickel and oil fields
New Brunswick: Wood pulp
Prince Edward Island: Agriculture
Nova Scotia: Services sector
Quebec: Hydro-electric energy, Aerospace, Metal processing and pharmaceuticals
Ontario: Construction
Nunavut: Diamond mines
North West Territories: Mineral and oil exploration
Yukon: Mineral extraction and exploration

Source: Canada's Performance Report, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Multi-sector Directories - Canada - Directory of companies in Canada
Bell Business Directory - Directory of Canadian products or services suppliers
Business and Economy Directory - Canadian Web Directory
Canada Trade Index - A Mac Rae's industrial directory
Canada's Business Registries - Canadian business directory
CanadaOne - Canadian business directory.
Canadian Arctic Capabilities - Business directory provided by Industry Canada
Canadian Business Directory - Help for businesses to promote their products and services
Canadian Importers Database - Directory of Canadian importer
Canadian Planet - A search engine for companies in Canada
Dun & Bradstreet - Worldwide directory with financial information on businesses
ICRIQ - Québec manufacturers and wholesalers database
Industry Canada - Corporations - Database of federal corporations
Scott's directories - Canada's source for business contact information
SEDAR - Database with company documents
Women in BizNetwork - Directory of women-owned businesses
Yellow Pages - Business directory in Canada
Zipleaf - Business directory for several countries in the world

To search directories by industry in Canada, check out our service Business directories.

Professional Associations by Sector
129 professional associations listed for Canada.
Trade Agencies and Their Representations Abroad
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce
Association of Local Development Centers in Quebec (in French)
Business Development Bank of Canada
Contact the Canada-United Kingdom Chamber of Commerce in United Kingdom.
Contact Your Commercial Representations in Canada
Contact UK Trade & Investment in Canada.

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