The Venture Capital & Private Equity
Country Attractiveness Index
Alexander Groh, Heinrich Liechtenstein, Karsten Lieser and Markus Biesinger
Canada  
Rank: 3 ↓ · Score: 94.3  

Basic facts, 2015        
Population (millions) 35.9   IPOs and pulic issues (quartile) Top
GDP (US$ billions) 1,557.5   M&A volume (quartile) Top
GDP per capita (US$) 43,388.5   Venture capital investments (quartile) Top
GDP growth (per cent) 1.2   Private equity investments (quartile) Top
 
 
 
Performance Overview
 
Historic performance, 2012-2016   Key driver performance, 2016

   

VCPE Rank  
VC Rank  
PE Rank
Canada  
North America
 
Indicator Rank/Trend Score   Indicator Rank/Trend Score
1. Economic Activity 29 90.4   4. Investor Protection and Corporate Governance 4 104.1
1.1 Size of the Economy (GDP) 10 83.5   4.1 Quality of Corporate Governance 4 99.3
1.2 Expected Real GDP Growth 100 93.6   4.2 Security of Property Rights 19 100.2
1.3 Unemployment 64 94.6   4.3 Quality of Legal Enforcement 10 113.3
2. Depth of Capital Market 2 94.1   5. Human and Social Environment 10 94.8
2.1 Size and Liquidity of the Stock Market 4 94.9   5.1 Education and Human Capital 15 95.2
2.2 Total Trading Volume 6 89.2   5.2 Labor Regulations 11 75.9
2.3 IPOs and Public Issuing Activity 2 92.5   5.3 Bribing and Corruption 11 118.0
2.4 M&A Market 4 83.7   6. Entrepreneurial Opportunities 8 89.2
2.5 Debt and Credit Market 9 97.9   6.1 Innovation 18 82.2
2.6 Bank Non-Performing Loans 4 102.8   6.2 Scientific and Technical Journal Articles 9 81.9
2.7 Financial Market Sophistication 5 99.0   6.3 Burdens of Starting and Running a Business 3 112.0
3. Taxation 37 103.8   6.4 Simplicity of Closing a Business 11 108.6
3.1 Tax Incentives and Administrative Burden 37 103.8   6.5 Corporate R&D 18 69.1
Note: ↑ ( ↓ ) indicates a rank increase (decrease) over a five-year period.
 
 
Peer Group Comparison
 
World (out of 125) Rank/Trend Score   North America (out of 2) Rank/Trend Score
United States 1 100.0   United States 1 100.0
United Kingdom 2 95.5   Canada (selected) 2 94.3
Canada (selected) 3 94.3  
Singapore 4 93.3  
Hong Kong 5 92.7  
Australia 6 91.9  
Japan 7 91.8  
Note: ↑ ( ↓ ) indicates a rank increase (decrease) over a five-year period.
Last updated: 12 June 2016