Canadian investments in France [fr]
Several days ago, BusinessFrance published the report Rapport sur l’internationalisation de l’économie française - Bilan 2015 des investissements étrangers en France [Report on the internationalization of the French economy – 2015 Overview of foreign investment in France]. This document analyzes foreign investment decisions and their contributions to the French economy. In 2015, 962 investment decisions created or maintained 33,682 jobs; this is the highest level in five years. With an average of 19 decisions each week, 2015 saw a 27% increase in the number of jobs created, compared to 2014.
Canadian companies contributed to these positive results:
• Roughly 250 Canadian companies currently employ more than 20,000 people in France. 2015 saw the arrival of 38 new projects that created or maintained more than 1,700 jobs, which is an increase of 31% compared to 2014.
• 26% of projects are in the digital sector.
• 21% of projects are in Research & Development (well above the global average of 9%).
Premier Tech (Canada), a company specializing in horticulture, agriculture, packaging, and environmental technologies, is expanding its European headquarters in Pays de la Loire with a new automated agricultural production line and a new international R&D centre.