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About the Trade Commissioner Service

The Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) helps you take your business to the world.

We help Canadian businesses, organizations and educational institutions succeed and innovate in global markets, and help bring international investment into Canadian communities.

How we can help your business succeed abroad

  • We provide:
    • on-the-ground intelligence
    • qualified contacts
    • access to partnership opportunities
    • practical advice on international markets to help get your business export-ready
  • We have access to an extensive network of international contacts with privileged access to foreign governments, business leaders and decision makers
  • We offer funding and support programs that help Canadian companies find opportunities and succeed in new markets

Services for Canadian businesses and organizations

If you are an eligible Canadian business or organization, you can take advantage of our 4 key services for free:

  1. Prepare for international markets
  2. Assess potential for specific foreign markets
  3. Find vetted business contacts
  4. Resolve business problems

Eligibility criteria to be a TCS client

To benefit from our help, your Canadian business or organization must:

History of the Trade Commissioner Service

Since Canada’s first trade commissioner was posted to Australia in 1895, the TCS has gained 125 years of experience helping Canadian companies succeed in international markets.

The role of the TCS is to promote the economic interests of Canada in the global marketplace. This role has become even more critical and valuable within an ever-evolving global economy.

Canada’s active and successful participation in the global economy affects all Canadians. A fifth of all jobs in this country are directly linked to international trade. Canadian companies are among the most successful on the international stage.

Protecting your information

The Trade Commissioner Service holds information you provide in the strictest possible confidence.

Learn more about how we protect your privacy.

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