Ontario Aggressively Taps Indian Market For Jobs

    Minister Side-By-Side With Ontario Business To Bring More Jobs Home

    NEW DELHI, INDIA, Jan. 18 /CNW/ - India is getting the message that
Ontario is a great place to do business as two-way trade between the
jurisdictions tops $2 billion.
    Ontario Minister of Economic Development and Trade Sandra Pupatello noted
the success of the economic relationship in a keynote address to India's
business leaders.
    Pupatello spoke at the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII)
Partnership Conference. Founded over 112 years ago, CII represents over 90,000
companies and plays an aggressive role fostering India's economic development.
    "We're building the Ontario brand in India, helping Ontario companies
sell into the lucrative Indian market to help bring jobs to Ontario," said
Pupatello. "Our province, our businesses and industries have the expertise and
resources that India needs. And we're making sure Ontario's advantages are
known everywhere we go."

    Pupatello's address capped a weeklong trade mission to India, which

    -   Leading Ontario's delegation at Auto Expo 2008, India's largest
        automotive trade show
    -   Announcing the creation of a new business council to enhance economic
        opportunities between Ontario and the Indian province of Maharashtra
    -   Taking part in a ceremony to open the new Four Seasons hotel in
        Mumbai, the Ontario-founded hotel chain's first property on the
        Indian subcontinent
    -   Co-hosting a networking session between the Ontario Automotive Parts
        Manufacturing Association and the Automotive Component Manufacturing
        Association of India.

    "Over 500,000 South Asians currently live in Ontario. The relationship
between our two jurisdictions has never been stronger," said Pupatello. "The
Ontario government is committed to leveraging that relationship into increased
trade and investment."
    Pupatello's trade mission continues with a visit to Germany over the
weekend where she will promote Ontario as a prime investment location to
business and government leaders.

    Disponible en français


For further information:

For further information: Flavio Volpe, Minister's Office, (416)
325-6907; Robert Mikel, Communications Branch, (416) 325-6686

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