Foreign investment policy

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada works closely with Global Affairs Canada to encourage foreign companies to invest in Canada and to promote an open, rules-based global investment regime. Canada's foreign investment policy framework provides a welcoming environment that seeks to maximize the benefits of foreign direct investment for Canadians, while preserving other public policy interests. Foreign investment rules provide for the review of significant investments in Canada by non-Canadians in a fast-changing global investment landscape.

The Investment Canada Act and Regulations prescribe the legal responsibilities of non-Canadians investing in Canada and the information which they are required to submit.

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Foreign investment policy is the responsibility of the Investment, Insolvency, Competition and Corporate Policy Directorate, which is part of the Marketplace Framework Policy Branch.