Membership Criteria

Applicants who may apply for membership in the CANSEE Canadian Serbian Business Association (CANSEE) include a company, an NGO, an entrepreneur.
If you are interested in joining our association, please contact CANSEE Executive Office ( / +381 11 2762 263, +381 11 2761 793).

Criteria for CANSEE Membership:

  • Companies and entrepreneurs
    • Canadian companies (Applicants must satisfy at least one of the following criteria):
      1. A company has commercial presence in Canada
      2. A company majority-owned by Canadian investor regardless of the location of its headquarters
      3. An international or domestic company (but not-Canadian-owned or headquartered) with a Canadian-owned franchise
    • International companies (Applicants must satisfy at least one of the following criteria):
      • A company has commercial presence/headquarter in Bosnia and Herzegovina, FYROM and Croatia or has Bosnian/Macedonian/Croatian major investor/franchise
      • A company has business affiliation with Canadian and/or Serbian companies
    • Serbian Companies (Applicants must satisfy all criteria):
      • The applicant company is not a majority public-, government- or socially-owned company. A minimum of 51 percent of the shared must be privately-owned.
      • The applicant company has developed business connections with Canada, through trade, investment, distribution of goods and services, franchise or other.
      • The company should not be politically visible or associated with any political party in Serbia.
      • The company should enjoy positive business reputation on a local level.
  • Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)
    • The applicant has an identifiable relationships with Canada or international assistance activities


If the Board of Directors, after assessing an application which does not comply with aforementioned criteria still considers it of strategic importance to CANSEE, it can waive requirements and grant membership.

Application Form

For non-governmental organizations and entrepreneurs, fill in only applicable fields.