Canada is the tenth largest economy in the world and Ireland’s 7th biggest trade partner outside the EU. Ireland and Canada are ranked side by side in Ease of Doing Business, with Ireland sitting at 17th and Canada at 18th out of 190 countries by the World Bank. A two trillion dollar (CAD$) economy, Canada is forecast to grow at more than 2% per annum in 2018 and 2019. It has a growing population of 36 million people and a positive and stable economic environment. Canada is an affluent, high-tech industrial society with a market-oriented economy, low inflation and high living standards. GDP for Canada was at approximately USD $1.53 trillion in Q4 of 2017 and growth in 2018 expected to increase by approximately 2.2%.