Global civil society activity in Canada

Canada is a country in North America. Its ten provinces and three territories extend from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean and northward into the Arctic Ocean, making it the world's second-largest country by total area, with the world's longest coastline. Its border with the United States is the world's longest international land border. The country is characterized by a wide range of both meteorologic and geological regions. It is a sparsely inhabited country of 40 million people, the vast majority residing south of the 55th parallel in urban areas. Canada's capital is Ottawa and its three largest metropolitan areas are Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.

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Meetings Statistics

From UIA's International Meetings Statistics Report

Top 25 over 20 years

Canada is ranked #14 over a 20 year period,
with 5909 meetings since 2001.

Top 25 in 2021

Canada is ranked #14 in 2021, with 131 meetings.

Local UIA Partner

Palais des congrès de Montréal


Montréal, the leading host city in the Americas for international events (UIA 2018), is a hub of higher learning and innovation. The Montréal area is home to no less than 11 university institutions, 200 research centres and 65 international organizations! It ranked among the most reputable and high-tech cities in the world according to The Reputation Institute and Business Insider, respectively. Also known for its nightlife and gastronomic cuisine, Montréal is a safe, cosmopolitan city where French, English and 140 other languages are spoken.

Recipient of the highest quality standards certification in the industry, the Palais des congrès de Montréal houses 48,000 m2 (510,000 sq. ft.) of event rental space, including 113 rooms and spaces equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technology. Located at the heart of a city accessible by plane, train or car, This carbon neutral and BOMA BEST certified venue features a unique architecture, and serves as a customs clearance point by the Canadian border services. Some 16,000 hotel rooms are nearby within a 10-minute walk, 4,000 of which are linked to the Palais via Montréal’s underground city. As a true team player, the Palais works closely with industry partners.

What really sets the Palais experience apart are its creative professionals with a customer satisfaction rate reaching 92%. Our team is passionate about providing outstanding service and working side-by-side with organizers from the bidding phase to the event’s closing by responding to their needs with actions that deliver results.

Local UIA Partner

Tourisme Montréal


Looking to create a unique atmosphere for your event? We can propose a wide range of venues to meet your specific needs.

Team Montréal is a coalition of the city’s meetings and convention industry leaders, dedicated to making your Montréal experience simple, efficient and successful. Think of us as your all-in-one planning facilitator. We’ll seamlessly orchestrate a made-to-measure event tailored to your needs, combining superb service with a forward-thinking approach to guarantee you added value and superior ROI.

Tourisme Montréal offers a wide range of free services and tools to help make
your event a smash hit:

  • Assistance of a manager from our head office in Montréal, or our satellite offices in Washington, Chicago or Paris
  • Coordination of your requests for proposals with member hotels, DMCs and PCOs
  • Creation of detailed and personalized presentations of all Montréal services, events and attractions
  • Research to find meeting rooms, exhibition halls and hotel rooms which best suit your needs
  • Recommendations on rate negotiations and site availability
  • Assistance in preparing your preliminary budget
  • Assistance in finding and securing financing from the public or private sector
  • Production of bid documents
  • Assistance in identifying local leaders in your field
  • Free plane tickets to Montréal to present the bid or to conduct a site inspection
  • Development of promotional tools: brochures, videos, photos, etc.

Organizations based in Canada

International Union of Food Science and Technology - Guelph ON
International Association of Agricultural Economists - Toronto ON
International Society of Limnology - Montréal QC
International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law - Vancouver BC
International Rope Skipping Federation - Québec QC
World Federation of Technology Organizations - Surrey BC
International Council of Bottled Water Associations - Markham ON
Fédération des associations francophones de vétérinaires pour animaux de compagnie - Laval QC
World Uro Oncology Federation - Toronto ON
International Federation of Community Health Centres - Toronto ON
Genetic Epidemiology of Parkinson's Disease - Vancouver BC
International Association of Legal Ethics - Calgary AB
World Council on City Data - Toronto ON
International Association for the Psychology of Language Learning - Sydney NS
International Federation of Multimedia Associations - Brossard QC
International Association of Chinese Professionals in Global Positioning Systems - Calgary AB
International Air Cadet Exchange Association - Regina SK
International Sea Cadet Association - Ottawa ON
Pacific Alliance of National Gymnastic Federations - Ottawa ON
International Society for Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds - Dartmouth NS
Fédération internationale d'inter-crosse - Lasalle QC
International Association for Dialogue Analysis - Montréal QC
International Federation of Customs Brokers Associations - Ottawa ON
Wado International Karate-Do Federation - Campbell River BC
International Mixed Martial Arts Association - St Thomas ON

View More profiles (1089) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

Future Events in Canada

2034 World ContestWorld Ploughing Organization - St Thomas ON

2029 Spring MeetingElectrochemical Society - Montréal QC

2028 World CongressInternational Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association - Vancouver BC

2027 Annual MeetingAOAC INTERNATIONAL - Toronto ON

2027 World CongressAssociation internationale de linguistique appliquée - Vancouver BC

2027 Annual MeetingUnited States and Canadian Academy of Pathology - Vancouver BC

2027 Annual CongressLiga Medicorum Homoeopathica Internationalis - Vancouver BC

2026 Annual MeetingAmerican Society of Human Genetics - Vancouver BC

2026 Annual MeetingSociety for Social Studies of Science - Toronto ON

2026 International Conference on GeosyntheticsInternational Geosynthetics Society - Montréal QC

2026 World CongressInternational Board on Books for Young People - Ottawa ON

2026 World Council MeetingWorld Alliance of Young Men's Christian Associations - Toronto ON

2026 Quadrennial CongressInternational Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing - Toronto ON

2026 World Harp CongressWorld Harp Congress - Toronto ON

2026 Annual MeetingInternational Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation - Toronto ON

View More Future Events (96) in The International Congress Calendar

Past Events in Canada

2023 Global Leadership Conference – International Egg Commission - Lake Louise AB
2023 Congrès International Francophone de Gérontologie et Gériatrie (CIFGG) - Montréal QC
2023 International Conference on Hydrogen Safety (ICHS) – International Association for Hydrogen Safety - Québec QC
2023 Sibos Annual Conference – Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication - Toronto ON
2023 World Petroleum Congress – World Petroleum Council - Calgary AB
2023 International Conference on Relaxin and Related Peptides – International Conference on Relaxin and Related Peptides - Canmore AB
2023 Assembly – International Friendship League - St John's NL
2023 Annual Convention – International Pipe Line and Offshore Contractors Association - Vancouver BC
2023 International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter and Terahertz Waves – International Society of Infrared, Millimeter and Terahertz Waves - Montréal QC
2023 International Beam Instrumentation Conference (IBIC) – International Beam Instrumentation Conference - Saskatoon SK
2023 World Congress – International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus - Toronto ON
2023 Annual Week Meeting – Réunion internationale des laboratoires d'essais et de recherches sur les matériaux et les constructions - Vancouver BC
2023 Annual Membership Conference – Worldwide Project Consortium - Toronto ON
2023 International Conference on Very Large Databases – Very Large Databases Endowment - Vancouver BC
2023 International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming – Association for Constraint Programming - Toronto ON

View More Past Events (13623) in The International Congress Calendar

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