Learn more the about the trade industry in Canada by visiting any of the following websites.

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)
Headquartered in the Atlantic Region, ACOA's goal is to improve the economy of Atlantic Canadian communities through the successful development of business and job opportunities. This site offers information on growing your business through exports. It provides helpful links to export programs such as the Trade Mentoring Program, and the Export Partnering Program. Trade related market research and reports produced by ACOA are also available on the site
Canada Business
Canada Business is your main source of information on government programs, regulations and business resources, including sources of financing and information on international trade. No matter what your business question is, Canada Business will help you find answers to business-related question and can also assist with access to market research. Discover the basics of doing business in other countries and whether exporting, importing or investing abroad, there is information to help you learn how to take part in these international trade activities.

Canadian Commercial Corporation
The Canadian Commercial Corporation facilitates trade with buyers in other countries - primarily in public sector markets. This site gives information on how Canadian businesses can locate international opportunities. This site also provides the latest information on market intelligence, business leads, sales support, and contracting advice.

Canadian Border Services Agency
The Canadian Border Services Agency website offers a variety of information on importing and exporting. On this website, you can visit the SME centre, which provides step-by-step guides on how to enter the export and import markets. You can also find information on upcoming trade shows and information seminars held across the country. 

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME)
CME is Canada’s largest trade and industry association representing our leading businesses in manufacturing and exporting. On this site, you will find information on topics such as international trade and development, manufacturing, provinces, and events and programs. More specifically, the international trade and development site offers trade expertise through its staff, information on events and missions, helpful trade links, as well as information on international programs and training and education services.

Export Development Canada (EDC)

On the Export Development Canada website, you can find helpful information for small businesses, including tools and information for first-time and inexperienced exporters. This site also offers information on export trade services such as insurance, financing, bonding and claims. By visiting the economic research link on the EDC website, you will also receive free economic and political research covering over 200 markets worldwide.
EDC also offers start-up companies, young enterprises and export-ready firms an online 30-minute video presentation called "Building Your Export Confidence" in both English and French. The video prepares entrepreneurs for exporting, and answers basic questions on international trade. Please visit to view the video.

International Business Opportunities Centre (IBOC)
BDC joined forces with the International Business Opportunities Centre (IBOC), a part of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT); IBOC helps Canadian companies identify international business opportunities by:

  • Communicating information about business opportunities received from Canadian trade offices abroad to Canadian businesses
  • Matching these opportunities to the specific capabilities of Canadian companies in a timely and fair manner

Through this partnership, IBOC provides BDC with specific international business opportunity leads. In turn, BDC matches the specific leads with potentially qualified BDC clients that can decide to pursue the business lead to develop their international contacts and expand their market even more.

Industry Canada
This site offers information on the Canadian business environment, as well as helpful consumer information including resources, services, tips, and on-line tools. The Industry Canada site also highlights various websites that provide a wealth of information on trade including importing, exporting, and researching international markets. 

The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service
Clients can find our trade commissioner's coordinates, market information and events by region, sector and country through our website aggregator, which is also accessible from mobile devices: For information on funding programs, applicants should visit the program web sites:

The World Trade Centers Association (WTCA)
The WTCA site offers a variety of information for its members. As a member, you can access the Trade Flow database, which provides information on U.S. imports and exports based on U.S. Customs and Census Bureau statistics. You can determine the pricing of specific products; identify countries of origin and destination, and ports of entry and exit. This site also offers the Trade Opportunities database for its members. On this database, members can search and display thousands of offers to buy, sell or investment opportunities submitted by members of World Trade Centers around the globe at no charge. Each offer includes a complete business profile of the company.