Passing of Corrado Paina – ICCO Executive Director

It’s with great sadness that we pass along news of the loss of a much-respected leader in the Italian-Canadian community and devoted champion of Italian culture. Corrado Paina, longtime Executive Director of the Italian Chamber of Commerce of Ontario has passed away in hospital.

In addition to being a respected businessman and community leader, Corrado was also an accomplished writer and artist. He received the “Menzione civica – Ambrogino d’oro” award from the City of Milan for his work twinning the cities of Toronto and Milan. In 2016 he was been appointed Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy.

The ICCCW Board of Directors and our Team extend our deepest condolences to Corrado’s family and our friends at the ICCO.

Read the full press release from the ICCO here: English | Italiano

Notice of 2024 Annual General Meeting & Election of Directors

Dear Members:

Please be advised that the Annual General Meeting of Members of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada – West will be held at 5.30 p.m. on March 20th, 2024.  


Watson Goepel Office – Salt Spring Board Room – 1075 W Georgia St Suite 1200, Vancouver, BC V6E 3C9 

If you are attending in person, please kindly RSVP via email at by March 18, 2024


Members that wish to connect remotely can participate in the meeting via the following link on Zoom:

Meeting ID: 895 0010 5288
Passcode: 013318
One tap mobile:
+13092053325,,89500105288#,,,,*013318# US


If you are not able to attend, please CLICK HERE for proxy procedures. 


For more information about the election including election rules, please CLICK HERE.


To view the official notice of the Annual General Meeting, please CLICK HERE.

Discover Amazing Opportunities in the Green Building Sectors in Canada and Italy.

In collaboration with the Italian Embassy in Ottawa, Italian Trade Agency, Bennett Jones, Confindustria, CNA and CDP, the ICCCW is proud to present ‘The Canada – Italy Green Building Forum‘, February 14th to 15th, 2024. This series of events will take place on-stage at the Buildex Vancouver show as well as online and will explore unique opportunities in the green building and ‘smart cities’ sectors in both Italy and Canada.

Join us either in person at Buildex Vancouver (February 14th- 15th, 2024) or at the online events, and learn about success stories, and new opportunities in the green building and smart-cities sectors in Italy and Canada.

  • February 14-15th, Buildex Vancouver (Vancouver Convention Center West)

You can find the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada West team and the Italian attendees at booth 710.

  • February 14th (3.30-4.30pm), Buildex Vancouver (Vancouver Convention Center West) @ Tradeshow Floor: Demo Stage (Booth 201)

“The Canada – Italy Green Building Forum: success stories and new opportunities”. A new bilateral hub to connect, network and do business with new partners, customers and suppliers. Stay with us after the event and join the Buildex official opening reception (4.30-6.00pm).

Featured speakers:

  • Phillip Greenfield, Technical Sales Representative, Rothoblaas
  • Michal Lesiak, Owner Polished Stucco / NovaColor
  • Matteo Camerra, COO – Heating division, Warmset
  • February 15th (7.30- 9.00am), Webinar

Catch up with CDP – Business Matching: A conversation on Green Building and Smart Cities for

Italian and Canadian Companies at Buildex and Globe 2024.

All events are FREE to attend. To register, click  HERE.

Download your Buildex Pass: 2024.

Join Our Team! ICCCW is Hiring!

Job Title: Office Assistant – Part Time

We are thrilled to announce an exceptional opportunity to join the Italian Chamber of Commerce in your role as Office Assistant.

The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada West is one of the most active and respected bilateral trade organizations in Western Canada with offices in Vancouver, Calgary and Rome, a dynamic hub fostering business relationships between Italy and Canada. 

As an integral part of our organization, you will be responsible for performing a variety of administrative and clerical tasks to ensure smooth and efficient operations.

You will be working from our Vancouver downtown office 20 hours/ week. 

Please note this is a fully in-person position. 


– Manage incoming calls, emails, and correspondence with professionalism and courtesy.

– Assist in organizing and scheduling appointments, meetings, and events.

– Maintain and organize office files, documents, and records.

– Coordinate office supplies, restocking as needed, and ensuring a well-maintained workspace.

– Provide administrative support to team members as required.

– Handle bookkeeping tasks, such as invoicing and expense tracking.


– Fluency in English (written and spoken) is essential.

– Fluency in Italian (written and spoken) is a strong asset.

– Strong organizational and multitasking abilities.

– Excellent communication skills with a commitment to maintaining confidentiality.

– Detail-oriented with a proactive approach to problem-solving.

– Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team.

– Excellent communication skills with a commitment to maintaining confidentiality.

– Detail-oriented with a proactive approach to problem-solving.

– Proficiency in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).

– Proficiency in Quickbooks or similar accounting tools is a strong asset.

– Proficiency in CRM (Salesforce), email marketing platforms (Constant contact or similar), and graphic tools (Canva) is a strong asset

If you are a motivated individual with a keen eye for detail and excellent organizational skills, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity. 

Join us in making a significant impact on the Italian-Canadian business landscape: we look forward to receiving your application!


From CAD25,000 – CAD30,000/yr  based on experience. 

How to apply:

Please send your resume and cover letter to with the subject “Office Assistant application” by January 27, 2024

Please note that you need to be legally able to work in Canada to apply for this position.

We are unfortunately unable to provide immigration sponsorship for this position.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Partnership with GRUPPO GALILEO (NABA) for Art, Fashion and Design programs in Canada

The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada West is excited to announce its new partnership with GRUPPO GALILEO (NABA – Nuova Accademia Belle Arti, Domus Academy & Istituto Marangoni).

ICCCW will be representing Gruppo Galileo’s extensive offer of Art, Fashion and Design programs in Canada and promote exclusive events and opportunities for Canadian designers and design lovers.

About NABA

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The largest private Academy in Italy,  NABA, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, is the first one to have been recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR), back in 1981. As a recognized Academy, NABA offers academic diplomas equivalent to first and second level university degrees in the fields of design, fashion design, graphics and communication, multimedia arts, set design. NABA’s interdisciplinary didactic methodology is the result of a strong inclination towards innovation and a dynamic interaction with the artistic and professional context, made possible also thanks to the continuously updated expertise of the faculty, including professional practitioners and artists.

NABA was selected by Domus Magazine as one of Europe’s Top 100 schools of Architecture and Design, and included by Frame Publishers in the Guide to the 30 World’s Leading Graduate Design and Fashion Schools.

Online Summer Courses 2020

NABA Online Summer Courses 2020 offer four of NABA’s most celebrated courses in the Interior Design and Fashion Image & Styling paths. The courses grant a condensed and blended learning version of the most significant trends of design of spaces and resilience design along with introductory and intermediate level courses on Fashion Image & Styling with the chance to experiment with a relevant project-theme.

NABA Online Summer Courses 2020 are intensive research and project-based trainings, which include:

• INTRODUCTORY LEVEL COURSE: intended for students without any academic background in the specific subject area and for students attending their first year of university studies in Art and Design

•• INTERMEDIATE LEVEL COURSES: for students with some background in that specific subject area and to students attending or having completed one or two years of their university studies in Art and Design who are keen on building upon this through hands-on training experience

••• ADVANCED LEVEL COURSE: for final year university students or those with some initial work experience in the field willing to explore new opportunities combining strategy and creativity.

NABA Academic System is based on CFA credits (1 CFA = 1 ECTS). NABA can award credits for Online Summer Courses 2020, so it will be easier for students to transfer their credits to other Universities and Academies that use or acknowledge the ECTS system. 



All courses will start on the 31st of August and end on the 11th of September 2020.

Application deadline: August 21st, 2020!


€ 750 tuition fee for a 2-week session

The fees include: online class work, lectures and virtual visits, when relevant, included in the program. Total fees are due by the start date of the course and under no circumstances students who have not finalized the payment will be admitted into class.


You can apply to NABA Online Summer Courses by filling our online application.

GHELLA WINS RACE for Broadway Subway Project

The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada West Congratulates Acciona-Ghella Joint Venture for Winning the Race for Broadway Subway Project.

Following a competitive procurement process launched by the Province of British Columbia, the Acciona-Ghella Joint Venture has been chosen to design, build and partially finance the Broadway Subway Project in Vancouver. Led by Acciona and Ghella, Acciona-Ghella Joint Venture also includes IBI Group Professional Services, Dialog Design, Mott MacDonald and Ingenieria Especializada Obra Civil e Industrial, S.A. which will be responsible for the design.

With the budget of $2.83 billion, the Broadway Subway project is a key part of the rapid transit program in the Metro Vancouver Mayors’ Council’s 10-Year Vision, funded by the governments of B.C. and Canada, TransLink and local municipalities.

It is a 5.7-kilometre extension of the Millennium Line, from VCC-Clark Station to Broadway and Arbutus. It will provide fast, frequent and convenient SkyTrain service to B.C.’s second-largest jobs centre, health services and an emerging innovation and research hub, and growing residential communities.

Once opened, the commute from VCC-Clark Station to Arbutus Station will take about 11 minutes. This will save the average transit commuter almost 30 minutes a day, while also relieving traffic congestion along Broadway.

The contract will be signed shortly and construction should begin before the end of the year, while the line is scheduled to open in 2025.

Legal Aspects of Doing Business in Canada – LUISS Business School Lecture

July 6th 2020

Our President, Celso A A Boscariol, QC, a partner of the Vancouver law firm and chamber member  Watson Goepel LLP, delivered a lecture to LUISS Business School Master in Food Law Program on the “Legal Aspects of Doing Business in Canada” for importers and Italian companies wishing to set up business operations in Canada. The LUISS School of Law has drawn specific attention to the LLM in Food Law as one of its core programs. Luiss School of Law represents an innovation in the field of legal studies in Italy at the Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli in Rome, Italy, offering  undergraduate, master and doctoral courses and programs.

About Watson Goepel LLP

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Founded in 1984 by four originating partners, Watson Goepel is a successful mid-sized firm with over 30 lawyers, practicing in a diversity of disciplines, across numerous industries and sectors in the areas of Business, Employment, Wills & Estates, Family, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, and Personal Injury Law.

Effective June 30 2020, our member, Watson Goepel LLP, has joined forces with Stewart & Winch to better serve clients on the North Shore and surrounding areas.

Located in the West Vancouver community of Dundarave, Stewart & Winch has been providing legal services in the areas of general corporate/ commercial, real estate, and wills and estates, for over 20 years.

“We spent considerable time looking for the right fit to expand our firm. When we met Charlie Winch and learned more about his established practice and excellent reputation in the community, we knew the time was right to move forward.”

– Ryan Lee, Managing Partner of Watson Goepel LLP

Stewart & Winch has developed a strong reputation for service excellence, providing reliable legal advice and representation to a wide variety of domestic and international clients across a range of industries.

This West Vancouver office marks the third location for Watson Goepel, who also has offices in downtown Vancouver and Surrey, BC.
Learn more about this exciting new partnership by clicking the link below.



 The Board of Directors and the entire team of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada West are deeply saddened by the news of our friend passing. 

Our thoughts and prayers are with the friends of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Montreal and President Emmanuel Triassi’s family, while we look forward to the opportunity in due course to celebrating his exceptional life.

In this Lent time, we send our prayers to all families who are experiencing the heavy burden of loss.

Ciao Emanuele,

Photo Credit: CCIC

ITALAMP COVID-19 Announcement

Please find below the Covid-19 announcement from our esteemed member ITALAMP in regards to accepting orders, order processing, and shipment.

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Dear Partners and Customers,

Following the provisions contained in the Ministerial Decree issued on Sunday 22 March, Italamp Srl announces the temporary closure of the Activity until Friday 3 April inclusive.

Shipments already scheduled will be guaranteed until Wednesday 25th of March.

The sales office and the technical office remain operational in “smart working” mode: for any information, we kindly ask you to write to:

New orders will be regularly processed and accepted during these days. Feel free to forward the purchase orders for obtaining a priority lane once the logistic service will be newly available.

Unless otherwise specified, the logistic service will restart on Monday 6th of April.

Italamp guarantees continuity of service by trying to respond to your requests.

We thank all the people who are working to allow us to return as soon as possible to our daily activities, waiting, do not hesitate to contact us for any information.

For now, LET’S STAY HOME, we’ll all be back soon.


Roberta Vitadello, General Manager

Italamp Srl


The attached products are available for immediate shipment upon production re-opening.


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Due to heavy snow conditions please note that our offices will be closed today.

Please leave a message at 604 6821410 or and we will contact you asap.
Sorry for the inconvenience.

Happy Canadian Winter | Buon Inverno Canadese