Brazil and Canada have strong academic, cultural, and economic connections. Our two countries collaborate closely in science and technology, research and development, and innovation and education.
- Canada is the number one short-term study abroad destination for Brazilians.
- In 2011, approximately 20,000 Brazilians came to Canada to study.
- 12,000 Brazilian students are expected to come to Canada through Science Without Borders between 2012 and 2016.
- The governments of Brazil and Canada signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Academic Mobility and Scientific Cooperation to encourage innovation between the two countries and support joint research projects.
- In 2010, Brazil was the 8th-highest source of foreign direct investment in Canada with $13.5 billion in cumulative stocks. The same year Brazil was the 11th-largest recipient of Canadian direct investment abroad, with a total of $9.7 billion of cumulative stock invested.
- In 2010, bilateral trade and cumulative investment stock combined was $29 billion.
- In 2010, Canadian exports to Brazil were $2.6 billion, and included fertilizers, mineral fuels and oils, machinery, pharmaceutical products and paper and paperboard.
- The $3.3 billion in Canadian imports from Brazil included inorganic chemicals, mineral fuels and oils, sugars, machinery and iron and steel.
- Brazil is represented in Canada by an Embassy in Ottawa. Brazil also has a consulate in Vancouver.
Note: Financial figures from Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada.