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, covering over 9.98 million square kilometres, making it the world's second-largest country by total area. Its southern and western border with the United States, stretching 8,891 kilometres (5,525 mi), is the world's longest binational land border. 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

Tourism Toronto


Client Services at Business Events Toronto 360° Service to organizations from around the world meeting in Canada’s Downtown. It offers tools, resources and connections, all highly valuable assets for clients hosting their meetings in Toronto.

From large city-wide conventions, conferences, trade shows and everything in between, the Business Events Toronto team offers market insight, industry experience, personal attention, with access to the best and brightest the city has to offer. Their team is the link between a client’s vision and the city resources available, including a network of more than 1,000 member businesses, with access to a wide variety of inspiring venues, spaces, places and people suited to their needs.

Business Events Toronto offers services including but not limited to:

  • Attendance-building and promotional resources commencing with year prior support to assist through planning, coordination and execution of events
  • Assistance with site selection and visits
  • Customized microsites
  • Customs and immigrations liaisons
  • Assistance in identifying local leaders in your field
  • Access to innovative partnerships within the local community
  • Media support including PR, social media and online resources

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 Actuarial Association - Ottawa ON
International Society of Limnology - Montréal QC
International Society for Fibrinolysis and Proteolysis - Hamilton ON
International Bridge Press Association - Kingston ON
International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law - Vancouver BC
International Rope Skipping Federation - Québec QC
Organization of World Heritage Cities - Québec QC
World Federation of Technology Organizations - Surrey BC
International Investment Funds Association - Montréal QC
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 Cell & Gene Therapy - Vancouver BC

View More profiles (1128) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

Future Events in Canada

2034 World ContestWorld Ploughing Organization - Vancouver BC

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 CongressLiga Medicorum Homoeopathica Internationalis - Vancouver BC

2026 Annual MeetingAmerican Society of Human Genetics - Vancouver BC

2026 International Conference on GeosyntheticsInternational Geosynthetics Society - Montréal QC

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

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

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

2026 Biennial SymposiumJoint IUBMB-IUPAC International Carbohydrate Organization - Toronto ON

2026 World CongressInternational Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders - Toronto ON

2026 Annual ConferenceComputer Coupling of Phase Diagrams and Thermochemistry - Toronto ON

2026 International Snow Science Workshop (ISSW)International Snow Science Workshop - Toronto ON

View More Future Events (103) in The International Congress Calendar

Past Events in Canada

2023 International Congress on Circumpolar Health (ICCH) – International Union for Circumpolar Health - Toronto ON
2023 International Nursing Ethics Conference – International Care Ethics Observatory - Toronto ON
2023 International Care Ethics Conference – International Care Ethics Observatory - Toronto ON
2022 Global Forum – BestCities Global Alliance - Vancouver BC
2022 Conference of the Parties (Second Part) – Secretariat of the Convention on Biological DiversityConvention on Biological Diversity
2022 Meeting – International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board - Toronto ON
2022 International Board Meeting – Emmanuel International - Port Perry ON
2022 Annual Meeting – Entomological Society of America - Vancouver BC
2022 Annual Congress – Société Internationale d'Urologie - Montréal QC
2022 Congress – Société Internationale d'Urologie - Montréal QC
2022 International Symposium on the System of Radiological Protection – International Commission on Radiological Protection - Vancouver BC
2022 International Conference on Isogeometric Analysis (IGA) – European Committee on Computational Methods in Applied SciencesInternational Association for Computational Mechanics
2022 World Conference – World Federation of Right to Die Societies - Toronto ON
2022 Annual Conference – International Institute of Communications - Ottawa ON
2022 Annual Meeting – International Neuroethics Society - Montréal QC

View More Past Events (13672) in The International Congress Calendar

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