The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) helps companies navigate the complexities of international markets and make better business decisions. Sign up to access market reports and other key information and receive occasional emails about upcoming events and opportunities.
Why should I sign up with the TCS?
Signing up with the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) enables you to access TCS market reports and other items designed to help your business. By signing up you may also receive occasional email notifications of upcoming business events such as webinars, trade shows and other opportunities, based on your sector and market interests. You can unsubscribe from the email messages at any time, and continue to have access to our market reports and other items.
How can I access market reports and other secure items without receiving email notifications
You may choose to opt out from receiving email notifications from the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service by leaving the box marked "I want to receive free email notifications from the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS)" unchecked.
Is there a fee to sign up?
There are never any fees associated with signing up. The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) is a Government of Canada service to help eligible Canadian companies succeed in global markets.
How can the TCS help my business?
The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) helps companies navigate the complexities of international markets and make better business decisions. The TCS is on the ground in more than 150 cities worldwide, gaining market intelligence, uncovering opportunities for Canadian companies and helping reduce business costs and risks. The TCS is a service of the Government of Canada, helping companies prepare for international markets, assess market potential, find qualified contacts and resolve business problems.
We have an established network of international contacts. As part of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT) and of Canada’s network of embassies, the TCS has access to local governments and key business leaders and decision makers. The TCS can help increase the credibility of Canadian companies in foreign markets, helping them gain access to local contacts not readily available to outside businesses.
TCS insights can help you save time and money by avoiding costly mistakes that can result from trial and error. Our trade commissioners have the market knowledge and experience to help determine the important questions companies should ask potential partners and contacts. Research shows that companies that use TCS services are more successful than those that do not the value of their exports is 18 percent higher, and they access 36 percent more markets.
We have hands-on knowledge that comes from helping thousands of companies each year pursue opportunities in foreign markets. We understand the sensitivity of your business information and we respect its confidentiality. Whether you’re looking to export, invest abroad, attract investment or develop innovation and R&D partnerships, our international business professionals can help.
How is my sign up information protected? / Privacy of information submitted
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT) is committed to protecting the privacy rights of individuals, including safeguarding the confidentiality of information provided by individuals and companies.
Please read the Privacy Notice Statement before signing up.
Sign up as a Business person from a Canadian Company
To get the most out of signing up with the TCS, we recommend that business clients
use their company name. Multiple registrants from the same company will be identified through
their individual email addresses. Please use your company's full name.
(Company owners, executives, managers, employees)
Sign up as an Individual
Individuals include government employees, researchers and students and should
register under their own name.
(Students, researchers, government employees)