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News Releases


December 14, 2015

Canada Korea Business Council and Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Korea Announce Agreement to Strategic Partnership

Toronto, ON – The Canada Korea Business Council (CKBC) and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Korea today announce a new strategic partnership designed to help facilitate and strengthen commercial relations between Canada and Korea. Collaborations between the two organizations will be driven by a recently signed MOU that sets the framework for future joint events, such as summits, forums, seminars, trade missions, and more.

“The MOU is founded on a shared vision of prosperity for all Canadians and Koreans through robust trade and investment,” said CKBC President and CEO Sonny Cho. “I am thrilled to work with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Korea and help exporters and investors on both sides of the Pacific achieve their growth potential.”

“With the Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement, we have entered a new era of tremendous opportunity for Canadian businesses seeking to gain a foothold in Asia-Pacific markets,” said Brian G. Ford, Chairman of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Korea. “We are looking forward to collaborating with CKBC to promote trade and investment, and bring our two dynamic economies even closer together.”

The Canada Korea Business Council (CKBC) is Canada’s business, trade and investment attraction catalyst and facilitator focused on Korea. It is a federally registered, not-for-profit business association. The CKBC provides its member community with the strategic insight, network access and practical solutions required to expand international trade between Canada and Korea, attract Korean investments into Canada, and facilitate joint ventures and collaborations.

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Korea is the preeminent business organization for networking and policy representation for the Canadian and Korean business communities in Korea. The Chamber is a member-driven, non-profit organization working to promote trade and investment between Canada and Korea through policy advocacy and a variety of events and business seminars held each year.

For information on the Canada Korea Business Council


Contact Victor Choi at

For information on the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Korea:


Contact Jeyeon Chun at


20 November 2015
News Release


Toronto, ON – The Canada Korea Business Council (CKBC) celebrated its official launch at an inaugural dinner at Seoul House in Toronto last night. The inaugural dinner was attended by a diverse group of over a hundred Canadian companies, representatives from provincial and federal governments and academic institutions, and experts in business and culture from the Korean-Canadian community.

“The historic Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement came into force in January, 2015. Business communities in both countries should now take advantage to boost jobs and growth,” said keynote speaker Canadian Ambassador to Korea Eric Walsh. “The CKBC provides excellent opportunities for Canadian companies to strengthen their networks and help their Canada-Korea business.”
“I started the CKBC because I want to bring Canada and Korea closer together,” said President and CEO of CKBC Sonny Cho. “My vision for CKBC is to help maximize this new era of Canada Korea business relations. As Canada’s business, trade and investment attraction catalyst and facilitator focused on Korea, the CKBC will help Canadian companies expand export sales to Korea, attract Korean investments into Canada, and facilitate joint ventures.”

The inaugural dinner was sponsored by Air Canada, TD Bank, Samsung Electronics, Hyundai Auto Canada, Wine Soju, PowerStream, and Inniskillin Wine.

For more information and inquiries, visit or contact Sonny Cho at


Air Canada adds Toronto-Seoul non-stop flights

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Air Canada adds Toronto-Seoul non-stop flights to its growing international network;

New Boeing 787 service part of on-going Dreamliner expansion to Asia, Europe and South America.

Air Canada will be introducing non-stop flights between Toronto and Seoul, South Korea as part of its ongoing expansion of international services. The new year-round non-stop flights between Toronto’s Pearson International Airport and Seoul’s Incheon International Airport will begin June 1, 2016 with daily service.

“The introduction of non-stop flights between our main Toronto hub and Seoul further strengthens Air Canada’s presence in the growing Asian market,” said Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines at Air Canada. “This new route will provide some of the fastest travel times for customers travelling to and from South Korea and Eastern Canada, the U.S. Northeast and South America via our main hub in Toronto. Together with our Vancouver-Seoul service, Air Canada will operate the most flights of any airline between Canada and South Korea with up to 14 flights per week.

“Our Toronto-Seoul non-stop flights will be operated with Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft featuring our newly designed international product offering customers a choice of three cabins of service and industry-leading amenities. As we renew and grow our international fleet to include 21 Boeing 787 aircraft by 2016 of the 37 on order, we are ramping up conversion of existing routes to Dreamliner service from Toronto to Asia, Europe and South America in order to provide our customers with the comfort and benefits of the most technologically advanced commercial aircraft flying today,” said Ben.

In addition to new Toronto-Delhi and Dubai routes to be operated with Boeing 787-9 aircraft beginning in November 2015, Toronto-Istanbul will be converted to Boeing Dreamliner service effective May 2016, joining Toronto-Copenhagen, Zurich, Tel Aviv, Tokyo-Narita (summer) and select Toronto and Vancouver flights to London-Heathrow as well as Vancouver-Tokyo-Narita, Seoul and Brisbane.  Air Canada will also begin operating its international flights from Calgary to Tokyo-Narita, London-Heathrow and Frankfurt with Boeing 787 aircraft beginning in 2016.

By Summer 2016, the following routes operated with Boeing 777-300ER and 777-200LR aircraft will also feature Air Canada’s new international product standard unveiled with the Boeing Dreamliner as the airline converts all 25 of its Boeing 777 aircraft to offer a consistent international product and a choice of Business Class, Premium Economy and Economy cabins: Toronto-London-Heathrow, Frankfurt, Paris, Tokyo-Haneda, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Vancouver-Beijing, Shanghai and Sydney, Australia.

Canadian Nuclear Trade Mission to the Republic of Korea

The Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCI), in partnership with the Ontario Government, is set to lead a trade mission of 18 leading Canadian nuclear suppliers and industry partners to the Republic of Korea – one of the world’s fastest growing nuclear markets and a nuclear partner of Canada’s for almost 40 years.

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