Opportunity for young Friulani (apply by March 5th)

We are forwarding an opportunity from the Association Friulani nel Mondo for foreigner residents of Friuli descendants for a sponsored 1month course in Italy at the University of Udine.

If you are:

  • A resident of a Country other than Italy AND also descendant of immigrants from Friuli
  • Under the age of 35
  • Holder of a University degree

Click HERE to learn more.

Our President Receives the honour of Officer of the Order of the Star of Italy

Congratulations to our president Celso Boscariol, Q.C. for being promoted to the Officer of the Order of the Star of Italy.


Celso Boscariol, Q.C., the president of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada West and a Partner in Watson Goepel Business Law Group, has been promoted from Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy to the rank of Officer, Order of the Star of Italy, a civilian honour (similar to the Order of Canada) that is awarded to Italians abroad for special merit in the promotion of friendly relations and cooperation between Italy and other countries such as Canada.

Celso is recognized for his contributions to the Italian Community in Canada, and his leadership of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada-West promoting commercial relations between Canada and Italy. Of special note, was Celso’s work on the Comprehensive Economic & Trade Agreement (“CETA”) between Canada and the European Union, which Italy is a founding member.

The order is conferred by the President of the Italian Republic on the recommendation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

[:it]Noi parliamo italiano in 58 lingue, firmato Assocamerestero[:]

[:it]Le Camere di Commercio Italiane nel mondo sono tante, e lavorano insieme come una grande famiglia capace di supportare ogni tipo di progetto in varie parti del mondo.

Ma in quante lingue sono capaci di comunicare le Camere di Commercio?

Assocamerestero, l`Associazione delle Camere di Commercio Italiane all`Estero, ne ha contate ben 58, tante quanti sono i Paesi dove queste strutture sono presenti, che si riuniscono a livello continentale in:

  • Asia;
  • Centro e Sud America;
  • Europa;
  • Medio Oriente e Africa;
  • Nord America;
  • Oceania.


Parlare Italiano in 58 Lingue con Assocamere

Entra anche tu nella nostra grande piattaforma mondiale di business che conta più di 20.000 aziende iscritte, ti aspettiamo anche in Canada West!


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.


As we celebrate a successful conclusion of ‘Flavours of Italy’ 2020 in-store promotion, The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada West would like to THANK everyone who participated in our in-store promotion and our virtual tour of exclusive selection of wines of the Region of Emilia Romagna.

SPECIAL THANKS to the participating wine agents: Stile Brands, World Wine Synergy, Empson Canada, Breakthru Beverage Canada, Crush Imports, Bonvida Wines as well as BC liquor Stores for their participation, collaboration and support and most of all, for introducing the exclusive flavours of Italy, Wines of the Emilia Romagna region, to Canada West wine enthusiasts.

WARM THANKS to our giveaway sponsors, Taste Vancouver Food Tours and Sciue’ Vancouver.

We hope you enjoyed the promotional offers and that the 2020 edition of ‘Flavours of Italy’ increased your knowledge and understanding of Wines of the Emilia Romagna region.

To all our attendees, we really hope you had fun, enjoyed this unique Zoom gathering, and that the event increased your knowledge and understanding of the Italian Cuisine and the Italian Culture!


Looking forward to meeting you again at our upcoming event

Referendum costituzionale riduzione numero dei parlamentari e voto di settembre italiani residenti all`estero


di seguito il messaggio del Consolato Italiano sul refendum costituzionale di Settembre:

Cari connazionali,

come avrete probabilmente appreso dai mezzi di informazione, i prossimi 20 e 21 settembre si terrà in Italia un referendum costituzionale sulla riduzione del numero dei parlamentari.

Coloro che sono iscritti all’AIRE (Anagrafe degli Italiani Residenti all’Estero) possono scegliere di votare all`estero, per corrispondenza, oppure possono recarsi in Italia e votare presso il proprio comune.

In quest`ultimo caso devono comunicare a questo Consolato Generale entro il prossimo 28 luglio la loro volontà di votare in Italia utilizzando l`allegato modulo.

Per ulteriori informazioni si uniscono i materiali provenienti dal Ministero (anche in inglese) e si sarà molto grati per la sua diffusione, nei modi ritenuti più opportuni, tra i nostri connazionali.

Nel rimanere a disposizione per eventuali chiarimenti, si ringrazia per l`attenzione e si inviano i più cordiali saluti.

Di seguito i materiali da scaricare:

Per ulteriori informazioni, potete visitare il sito internet del Consolato Generale Italiano a Vancouver.[:]

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.

Letter-appeal to the Prime Minister Prof. Giuseppe Conte

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Letter-appeal to the Prime Minister Prof. Giuseppe Conte: the CCIE network requires enhanced access to the funds put in place for export

In the restarting phase of Italy, the Italian chamber system abroad is doing its part to assist companies and Italian manufacturers to relaunch Made in Italy in the world and to strengthen export agreements that are put in place by the Italian government.

Export accounts for almost a third of the value of GDP in Italy but the latest estimates foresee a 14% reduction in 2020. The vitality of the internationalization process is directly linked to the ability of Italian SMEs to maintain competitiveness abroad in the post-Covid scenario -19.

In this context, Assocamerestero underlines – in a letter sent to the President of the Council on behalf of all the CCIE – the need that in the economic measures under discussion in the Chamber of Deputies (Decree Law “Relaunch Italy”) there is concrete attention to the extraordinary contribution of the network of 81 CCIE that is operating in 58 countries and supporting almost 70 thousand exporting companies.

In first place among the CCIE services are business scouting services for positioning on the foreign market (35% of the services provided), followed by networking activities (25%) and the organization of trade missions of foreign buyers (20 %).

The activity on the CCIE market allows the reduced contribution of the State to be multiplied by more than five times, but the global crisis caused by Covid-19 risks undermining its efficiency, just when there is a need for full and greater operation.

Many initiatives were put in place during the health emergency. In addition to supporting – alongside the diplomatic network – the procurement of essential health material for the country, more than 300 information, training and assistance actions have been carried out for companies, largely with the use of the digital network. And at least another 350 are scheduled by July.

“We put the contribution of those abroad working with businesses every day at the service of Italy. We have firmly adhered to the Export Agreement, thanks to the 300 thousand business contacts developed each year and the over 20 thousand companies, Italian and foreign, associated with the network. The CCIE have always largely self-financed on the market, but the global crisis caused by Covid-19 has compromised numerous initiatives already planned, seriously jeopardizing the activity of the chamber system. At this stage, therefore, it is more urgent than ever to guarantee the effectiveness and full operation of the network, which is precious for businesses and for the country as a whole “- said Gian Domenico Auricchio, President of Assocamerestero.

Article Source: Assocamerestero

Thank you for Attending A DINNER FOR ITALY with Chef Heinz Beck

The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada-West would like to thank the Embassy of Italy to Canada for organizing such an engaging and memorable event. We are honoured to be collaborating with the embassy in this event along with other Italian Chambers in Canada namely, Italian Chamber of Commerce of Ontario, Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada, and the Italian Trade Agency.

The Chamber would like to also thank the speakers, special guests, attendees, as well as all the generous donors who joined us at the zoom event A DINNER FOR ITALY with Chef Heinz Beck on Thursday May 28 2020.

Special thanks to our VIP guest Michael Bublé. We all enjoyed having you as part of the closing ceremony of “Help Italy” Fundraising Campaign.

On behalf of all the organizers, we also would like to express our sincere thanks to chef Heinz Beck, the world renowned Chef of Italian Cuisine, for being an integral part of our celebration of Italian cuisine and sharing with us his wisdom.

Thanks to our special Canadian guest speakers, renowned chef Rob Gentile and sommelier Marie Andree’ Gagnon, as well as our special Italian guest speaker, serial entrepreneur, Oscar Farinetti, for sharing with us their unique insights.

Heartfelt thanks to the generous donors who responded to the “Help Italy” call. We are humbled by the number of support we received. Your donation really makes a difference for the most vulnerable in Italy and with every donation you have potentially saved a life and saved a family from losing a loved one. The Italian Red Cross is very appreciative of your support.

To all our attendees, we really hope you had fun, enjoyed this unique Zoom gathering, and that the event increased your knowledge and understanding of the Italian Cuisine and the Italian Culture!


Happy Month of June, The Month of the Italian Heritage.


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COVID-19 EMERGENCY: Online Platform for supplier’s products/services Registration

As requested by the Office of the Extraordinary Commissioner for COVID-19 Emergency, please note that a specific online platform has been created for national and international companies interested in supplying products and services useful to face Covid-19 Emergency.

By registering to the website  https://registrationcovid.invitalia.it (the page is also available in in Italian and there is also a help desk for technical support), companies will be able to access to a secure area to:

•          have a look at the requirements

•          present their own offers of products and services, based on the needs

•         finalize purchase orders 

•          update their company’s registration information

This supplier registration is important to get accredited as official suppliers for any medical-health supply material requests and/or any other services.


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