English is the language of business, except in the province of Quebec, where French prevails. Business people should be prepared to deal with some language and translation issues in Quebec.
Market Key Facts
|Key Source Regions/Cities||Ontario (Toronto), British Columbia (Vancouver), Alberta, Montreal|
|Direct Routes into New Zealand||Vancouver - Auckland (Air New Zealand)|
|Airlines||Air New Zealand|
|Leave Entitlement||2-3 weeks basic per annum|
|Population||34,568,211 (July 2013 est.)|
|Currency||Canadian Dollar (CAD)|
|Peak Booking Periods||Booking starts from September and peak in September, October and January. Cruise passengers have a longer lead time.|
|Peak Travel Periods||November to March|
Data source: CIA World Factbook (Currency, Population, Language)
Air New Zealand currently fly direct from Vancouver. This service varies in frequency seasonally but will move to daily across the New Zealand summer in 2015. A number of Canadians (Ontario especially) choose to travel via San Francisco.
Want to know more about doing business in Canada?
Visit the New Zealand Trade & Enterprise website.