From October 8 – 11, Governor Patrick led a coalition of the Commonwealth’s industry leaders on a Massachusetts – Canada Innovation Partnership Mission to promote job creation and expand economic opportunity in the Commonwealth.

“Canada and Massachusetts are already significant trading partners and there is much more we can mutually gain," said Governor Patrick.

The Massachusetts-Canada Innovation Partnership Mission featured stops in Toronto, Ontario and Montreal, Quebec. Over the course of the mission, the Governor and his delegation met with Canadian government officials, including Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne. The Governor also met with top business leaders focused on the clean-tech, innovation, digital health, financial services, digital gaming and life sciences sectors. 

Canada is the state’s largest export partner, with $3.5 billion in goods and services flowing across the border from Massachusetts last year, and $11.1 billion in exports trading hands between the two countries in 2012.

Trip Highlights

Montreal Council on Foreign Relations
Massachusetts-Quebec Innovation Economy & Advanced Manufacturing Forum
  • Governor Patrick Promotes The Commonwealth's Clean Energy Sector as Open for Business

    MONTREAL – Friday, October 11, 2013 – Governor Deval Patrick today joined Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Rick Sullivan and Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) CEO Alicia Barton for a meeting with Québec -based clean energy companies to discuss opportunities for clean energy innovation and entrepreneurship between Québec and Massachusetts.
  • Governor Patrick Promotes Success of Massachusetts Clean Energy Economy at Canadian Wind Energy Conference

    TORONTO – Wednesday, October 9, 2013 – As part of the Massachusetts-Canada Innovation Partnership Mission, Governor Deval Patrick today delivered the keynote address at the Canada Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) conference to promote the strength and successes of the growing Massachusetts clean energy sector to the Commonwealth’s Canadian counterparts.  Under Governor Patrick’s leadership, Massachusetts has become a global leader in the wind energy industry.
  • Governor Patrick Meets With Canadian Financial Service Leaders

    TORONTO – Wednesday, October 9, 2013 – As part of his Massachusetts-Canadian Innovation Partnership Mission, Governor Deval Patrick today met with top officials and business leaders to discuss ways to strengthen the connection between the Massachusetts and Toronto financial services sectors.