Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb will visit Canada and the United States from 8-16 June in conjunction with a CEO delegation led by Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

In Canada, Mr Robb will visit Ottawa and Toronto, while in the US he will visit New York and Houston.

“The focus of this trip is on achieving commercial outcomes with two of our most important trade and investment partners,” Mr Robb said.

“I’ll be promoting the strengths of our economy including resources and energy, food and agribusiness, banking and finance, international education, tourism and hospitality and health and medical research and seeking further foreign investment into these sectors as well as promoting infrastructure investment opportunities.”

Mr Robb will attend a series of functions and roundtable events, meeting politicians, investors and senior business people across a number of cities from both countries and promoting Australia as being open for business.

The Prime Minister’s delegation includes representatives from a range of major Australian companies and organisations, including BHP Billiton, Boeing Australia, The Garvan Institute of Medical Research and Austmine.

The United States is Australia's largest source of foreign investment worth $658 billion in 2013. Canada is a top-ten source country for foreign investment in Australia with $27 billion invested here.

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