Updates & News

Notice to all SCCC members: Please join us for our AGM, March 22 2018

Dear SCCC member.
All SCCC members are invited to participate in this year’s the Swedish-Canadian Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting on Thursday, March 22, 2018, between 5.30 P.M. and 6.30 P.M. at the offices of Business Sweden, 2 Bloor Street West, 21st floor, Toronto, ON, M4W 3E2.

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is an important yearly function for all members in good standing. This is a great opportunity to network, learn about the programs and activities for 2018 – 2019

Please  R.S.V.P. via email to, info@sccc.ca or call 416-925-8661 no later than Monday, March 19, 2018.
Refreshments and mingle after the meeting.

Nominate Now

Get involved with the SCCC!  We have vacancies to the Board for which we are accepting nominations. Nominees must be current members of the Chamber in good standing.

To put someone forward for the position, simply email the person’s name and a short paragraph stating why you believe this person would be a good addition to the Board, to nominations@sccc.ca by Monday, March 19th, 2018.

For more information regarding the open positions to the Board, contact our Chairman Lars Ruuth, lars.r.sccc@gmail.com or Executive Director Marie Larsson, marie.larsson@sccc.ca



Reserve your spot for April 10th! How can CETA work for your business?


Canada-EU free trade agreement

Gain insights how to grow your international revenues under CETA and meet and mingle with other representatives from Swedish companies in Canada.

Welcome to this seminar to gain insights into the benefits and opportunities of CETA, Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement implemented between EU and Canada Sept. 21st, 2017, followed by a networking reception. The seminar is hosted by Business Sweden, Swedish embassy, Swedish Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Canadian law firm Miller Thomson.

At a time when negotiating international free trade agreements is proving difficult Canada and the EU have struck a modern and mutually beneficial agreement. Canada has opened its borders to European investments, imports and workforces, which is generating a wealth of opportunities for Swedish companies to increase their international revenues.

Where: Miller Thomson LLP – 40 King Street West, Toronto, Suite #5800
When: April 10, 15.00-16.30, followed by networking reception between 16.30-18.00
RSVP: Please RSVP by April 5th to toronto@business-sweden.se

14.45-15.00 Coffee and registration
15.00 -16.30 Presentations and Q&A 
Welcome and introductions by Lydia Engholm, Business Sweden Canada

  • Ingrid Berglund – Swedish National Board of Trade (Kommerskollegium)
  • Anna Folkesson – Business Sweden Trade facilitation office Stockholm
  • Imran Ahmad – Miller Thomson LLP

16.30-18.00 Networking reception

If you have specific questions relating to Canada, CETA and or other trade and investment queries, please send us an e-mail ahead of time so that we can answer your questions in the best way.

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Join us for the 1st annual Swedish Heritage Night with the Toronto Marlies, Dec 16, 2017

The Swedish-Canadian Chamber of Commerce is proud to support Swedish Heritage Night with the Toronto Marlies, the AHL Affiliate of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Come out and enjoy exciting high-quality hockey along with great entertainment before and during the game. Bring your family and friends.

Matt Pullen, Toronto Marlies and SCCC Chairman Lars Ruuth with son at the Toronto Marlies vs. Charlotte Checkers game on Oct 22, 2017.

“I attended a recent Marlies game and was very impressed by the whole experience. Of course, the hockey was great, and so was the excitement in the stands. There was lots of entertainment and activities before and during the game creating a really fantastic event – at a very reasonable cost! If you have not been to a game recently – come see for yourself how great it is. Hope you will join us on Dec 16th!” — Lars Ruuth, Chairman SCCC

Pre-game entertainment from the Swedish Cultural Community:
3.00 P.M. – 4.00 P.M
Toronto Marlies vs. Manitoba Moose:  
4.00 P.M. – 6.00 P.M.

The Ricoh Coliseum is located on the CNE grounds (Click for directions) and is easily accessible by TTC, Go Train (Exhibition GO Station), or car. Parking is available for a $15 flat fee.

Orpheus Choir. Now, 40% discount for SCCC Members & Friends

Photo: Trumpet with Orpeus Choir logo

Friday, December 15, 2017
7:30 PM – 10:00 PM EST

Metropolitan United Church
56 Queen Street East
Toronto, ON M5C 2Z3

Swing into the merry season with the Orpheus Choir, one of Toronto’s most distinguished & important choirs.

Expect high-energy chart toppers from the Bob DeAngelis Big Band and acclaimed jazz pianist John Sherwoord, alongside Nils Lindberg’s sparkling Christmas Cantata and other festive favourites!

40% discount for SCCC Members and Friends!
Use the promo code: Nils40


SWEA Swedish Christmas Market: Harbourfront November 25-26, 2017

Catch a great Swedish film at the European Film Festival! November 9 to 23, 2017.

Be sure to check out Holy Mess at this year’s EUFF, showing Sunday, November 19, 2017 6:00 PM

Original Title: En underbar jävla jul
Country: Sweden
Director: Helena Bergström
Cast: Maria Lundqvist, Robert Gustafsson, Anton Lundqvist
Genre: Comedy
Language: Swedish
Runtime: 118 minutes
Release Date: 2015

Synopsis: A young couple, Simon and Oscar, together with their girlfriend, Cissi, have bought a house outside Stockholm. One room has top priority: the nursery, because Cissi is expecting. But who is the father – Simon or Oscar? Nevertheless, come what may, they’re going to start a family. They haven’t revealed the secret to their families yet but what better time to disclose the truth than Christmas night?

You can also catch other great European films during the Festival which runs from Thursday, November 9 to Thursday, November 23, 2017.
See the full schedule at the site: www.euffto.com

ROM Event: The rich culinary heritage of Scandinavia (Feb 6, 2018)

Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Reception to follow

Join Michelin star chef Magnus Nilsson for a delectable discussion on the rich culinary heritage of Scandinavia. As head chef of the world renowned restaurant Fäviken, Nilsson has made it a point to work within the confines of the seasons of Northern Sweden; whether it be fishing and hunting nearby or harvesting and preserving produce.

Find out his fascinating approach to the ever-changing menu unique to the Scandinavian terroir.

Please note that Chef Nilsson will not be providing the reception menu.

Other special sessions have already sold out, so click here to get your tickets now!

Part of the VIKINGS! The Exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum.

VIKINGS! Royal Ontario Museum: ON UNTIL Apr 2, 2018

VIKINGS: The Exhibition

Explore the myths and stereotypes of this ancient culture in VIKINGS: The Exhibition, presented by investment dealer Raymond James Ltd. Offering a fresh and contemporary look into the Viking Age, VIKINGS is an extraordinary window into the lifestyle, religion, and daily lives of these legendary explorers, artisans, and craftspeople.

Encounter objects rarely displayed outside of Scandinavia in this compelling exhibition that challenges the perceptions of the Viking Age through hundreds of objects, as well as interactive and immersive experiences.

Save 20% off ROM admission.
Buy your tickets at www.rom.on.ca and
use promo code: SCCC

Also see: The rich culinary heritage of Scandinavia, with Michelin star chef Magnus Nilsson at the ROM, Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 7:00 – 8:00 pm.

Lucia; A Celebration of Light, December 1st 2017

You are cordially invited to Lucia

The Swedish-Canadian Chamber of Commerce cordially invites you to join us for our annual Lucia celebration!

“The air is getting colder, the holidays are near,
a time for celebration with those we hold so dear.
Let the warmth of the glögg take the chill from the air,
and the light from Lucia makes winter easier to bear.”

From your first sip at the glögg reception to the last bite of the Christmas ham, prepare yourself for a culinary journey through Swedish specialties and reinvented classics in a new take on this traditional buffet.

Chef Cole from the Swedish Embassy in Ottawa is helping to make this a truly inspiring culinary experience!

Invite your business acquaintances, friends, and family to get away from the daily routine and join us for an atmospheric afternoon as we celebrate the joy and wonder of Christmas and relationships beyond borders, all in the light of Lucia.

When you arrive you will be greeted by a  trio from the Emperor Quartet to start the Luncheon off on a Royal note.

We are delighted to once again have Toronto Children’s Lucia Choir perform, as well as dazzling raffle prizes to be won and as always, the traditional singing of Schnapps songs!

Experience this one of its kind event in Toronto and enjoy a unique taste of Sweden!

 We are happy to announce that the Lucia luncheon will take place in the
presence of His Excellency Per Sjögren, Ambassador of Sweden to Canada.

Don’t forget to bring your money for Raffle Tickets!

You can win two tickets with Iceland Air,
a spa day at the Blue Lagoon (enjoy your  lay-over in Iceland),
plus a stay at Hilton Reykjavik and Hilton Stockholm Slussen.


Fairmont Royal York • Ballroom • 100 Front Street • Toronto, ON
Last day to register is November 24th. Don’t miss out.

Individual tickets and tables of 10 -12 can be bought online via Pay Pal (below) or by cheque prior to the event.

(No tickets will be available at the door, and no cancellations after November 24, 2017.)

The Chamber is happy to announce that we are working closely with the Second Harvest food rescue organization, to make sure that all leftover food from our amazing Jul Bord, will be enjoyed by those in need.

Let’s Talk Tax: October 5, 2017

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Comparing and navigating Swedish, UK, and Canadian systems
and identifying opportunities.
The British and Swedish- Canadian Chambers of Commerce cordially invite you to learn the basics:

 General tax rules and tax primer in UK, Sweden, and Canada. 
Planning opportunities including:

  • Personal Planning — Residence, emigration, and immigration;
  • Estate Planning — Family at home and abroad;
  • Business Planning — Business activities abroad;
  • What’s New — Recent developments in Canadian income tax.

Thursday, October 5, 2017, 6:00 – 8:30 pm,
At EUCCAN – 480 University Avenue, Suite 1500, Toronto, ON
Members: $45;
Non-members: $55. Plus HST.

Refreshments included.

Last Day to Register: October 2, 2017.
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 This event is supported by:
Event organizers:

Register online:

Let’s talk tax Oct 5 2017


Harry Margulies, Tax and Management International Inc.
James A. Fraser, Fraser Tax Law
Dean Smith, Partner, Cadesky & Associates LLP

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Photo: Harry MarguliesMr. Margulies has resided in Canada since 1982 and was prior to moving to Canada a partner in a Swedish tax advisory service.

Prior to leaving Sweden, he has co-authored books on buying and selling corporations, the new tax avoidance act and written extensively in tax journals on Swedish-international tax issues (all in Swedish).

After leaving for Canada he has authored a number of articles in a Swedish tax journal on the Swedish-UK tax treaty. The Swedes had to renegotiate the tax treaty as a result of the tax treaty interpretations published in these articles and a landmark case won in the Swedish high tax court.

Mr. Margulies has continued to specialize in international tax issues. Specifically, with either Sweden or the UK on one side and in some cases, with Canada on the other.

His clients are almost all residents in Europe.

Mr. Fraser and Mr. Margulies have collaborated successfully in a number of Sweden-Canada and UK-Canada issues with Fraser Tax Law managing the Canadian side of the planning.



 James A. Fraser is a lawyer and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2007. Since graduating from U of T Law in 2006, he has practiced tax law in Toronto, and in 2014, launched his own boutique office, Fraser Tax Law. James specializes in international, corporate, personal and estate tax planning. This involves trust and estate planning, reorganizing corporate groups, cross-border structures and optimizing after-tax results on purchase and sale transactions.

James has extensive experience with individual residency and cross-border and offshore tax structures from a Canadian perspective. His background on Bay Street with a national Canadian firm provided a breadth of exposure beyond typical estate and corporate planning, which he now brings to bear for his clients.



Dean Smith, Partner, Cadesky & Associates LLP

  • Partner, Cadesky Tax
  • President — British Canadian Chamber of Trade and Commerce (BCCTC)
  • Past Chair tax committee — American Chamber of Commerce in Canada (Amcham)
  • Practicing in taxation since 1989
  • Frequent speaker at conferences and seminars


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