PINAWA, MB – Last year was a milestone year for the joint relationship between Canada and China, who celebrated fifty years of joint economic and trade. This year, the Community of Pinawa is working to capitalize on this international friendship in order to bring more economic opportunities, jobs, and capital to eastern Manitoba.
Pinawa is leading the way in strengthening economic ties with China. In particular, Pinawa’s CommunityDevelopment Corporation has been working closely with the Heze Municipal Government to facilitate joint economic and business attraction opportunities.
In 2021 Pinawa will be working closely with Leading Capital, a startup accelerator focused on helping early-stage Chinese companies expand and scale in North America. Through tools such as the International Entrepreneurship Program and the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program, Pinawa will be able to host new companies looking to expand their North American footprint.
Both Pinawa and Heze have led multiple trade missions to explore opportunities for business co-operation since 2017, to help establish a joint relationship. This mutually beneficial opportunity will help companies supported by Leading Capital to launch in region, with supports from Pinawa Community Development Corporation and startup resources such as North Forge East.
To mark the anniversary of the close friendship between China and Canada, a virtual reception was hosted by the Manitoba Chinese community on December 18th and broadcasted live in both countries.Please check the virtual reception at https://youtu.be/Md88q0H6v64. This digital event included as keynote speakers both the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to Canada Cong PeiWu, as well as Canada’s Minister of International Trade, the Honourable MaryNg.
Both keynote speakers praised the strong economic ties between both countries, and in particular the influence of the growing Chinese-Canadian community in Manitoba. This friendship presents new trade and business development opportunities between both jurisdictions, and provides a foundation for Pinawa to continue working with Leading Capital and Heze Municipal Government to continue building future economic growth opportunities.
Pinawa will continue to strengthen the longstanding diplomatic and economic relationship between Canada and China, by creating new economic opportunities and growing the region’s international appeal as a destination for entrepreneurs and businesses.
Shane Li, Senior Economic Development Officer
Pinawa Community Development Corporation