So the World Economic Forum found last year, once again, that Canada has the soundest banking system in the world. Looking back at the banking crisis you realize that no Canadian bank had to be supported during the financial crisis by a government subsidy.
The Canadian market-oriented economic system made this possible. The U.S. edition of the business magazine Forbes elected Canada in 2011 the best business location in the world. As reasons for that decision Forbes explicitly point out that Canada is a high-tech company, which manages to achieve continuous growth for the economy.
This solidity is favored by rich deposits of natural resources. Canada has, for example, more than ten percent of the world's forests and significant deposits of oil, natural gas, iron ore, lead, coal, copper, gold, uranium and zinc.
In addition to its wealth of natural resources, the political and economic stability, the strong Canadian banking system as well as the excellent infrastructure, health and education system make Canada one of the most popular investment locations worldwide.