Export help for Indigenous businesses

Are you thinking about exporting or expanding into new international markets?

The Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) is here to help! Our knowledgeable staff will connect you to the right information, people and programs.

Establish your support network

The TCS provides on the ground support to Canadian companies through a network of trade commissioners located in markets worldwide.

We also partner with organizations across Canada to bring Canadian based Indigenous-owned and Indigenous-led businesses like yours the support you need to succeed. The TCS can put you in touch with organizations that support the success of Indigenous entrepreneurs, including:

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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

Federal business expansion tools and programs

Trade Commissioner Service (TCS)

Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC)

Global Business Opportunity Finder

Exclusive web application that allows you to filter and search for international bid opportunities in over 200 countries.

International Prime Contractor Service

Service to support you in accessing international government procurement markets through government to government contracting.

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED)

Business Benefits Finder

Find the right programs and services for your company, whether you’re starting out or scaling up. 

World class market research

Make sure you have the market intelligence you need to make sound business decisions. These reports will enhance your understanding of the export markets by sector and location:

Benefit from Canada’s trade agreements

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.

Find international contacts and buyers

Diversifying into new markets can give your business fresh opportunities for growth. Finding the right contacts can be a challenge. Here are some key steps you can take:

Attend a TCS Indigenous -focused trade mission
Explore new markets first-hand, meet with buyers and take part in business-to-business (B2B) events.

Apply for funding
Get help with market research and business travel costs to your target market.

Connect with the Trade Commissioner Service (TCS)

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