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Export resources for Indigenous businesses

Exporting can help you gain new customers, broaden your network and secure a strong future for your business. We can help you find information, connections and programs to take your products or services to the global market.

Get ready to export

Try this short quiz from the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) to see if your company is ready to do business overseas. You’ll get a score out of 15 and advice on your next steps.  

The TCS also offers online resources to help you prepare to export:

Indigenous voices

“Having a mentor always helps. You should also have a circle of advisors and experts who are in the same industry you want to be in.”

Eileen Kilabuk, Founder, WeberInuktut Translations

Find market intelligence and reports

Take a look at these resources to identify international opportunities and develop your export plan:

Investigate new markets

Trade missions and events for Indigenous businesses – Explore global markets as part of a business delegation organized by the Indigenous Business team.. 

Export funding for Indigenous businesses – Find funding for business trips and trade delegations through government programs.

Connect with international contacts and buyers

The TCS has trade commissioners in more than 160 cities worldwide. They can connect you with partners, buyers, professional services and other contacts in global markets. They also provide local knowledge and on-the-ground support.

Find a trade commissioner

Discover free trade agreements and tariffs

Canada’s trade and investment agreements can give your business a competitive edge in the global market. You can search trade agreements by country, type, status or keyword via the TCS website.

You may already have a competitive edge over others in your target market. Use the Canada Tariff Finder to compare tariffs between export markets.

Strengthen your support network

The Indigenous Business team can put you in touch with organizations that support the success of Indigenous entrepreneurs, including:

Connect with the Indigenous Business team

Get expert advice

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