Following up on a commitment Premier Christy Clark made in November of 2011, the Province will open two new trade and investment offices in the cities of Mumbai and Chandigarh to further strengthen the burgeoning business opportunities with India, announced Finance Minister Michael de Jong, Q.C.

These new provincial commercial agencies will be situated within the existing Canadian Consulate General offices in these two major cities.

This co-location arrangement will provide the Province with an excellent professional environment from which to conduct business in a co-ordinated manner with Canadian government representatives in India.

Mumbai is India’s financial capital and accounts for 40 per cent of all economic activity in that country. Chandigarh is the capital of the States of Punjab and Haryana and therefore has an enduring connection to many in the Indo Canadian community in British Columbia who trace their
roots back to the Punjab.