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Funding and support programs for doing international business

Take advantage of the numerous funding and support programs offered by the Trade Commissioner Service. We help Canadian companies take their business to the next level by providing financial support, matching them with potential foreign partners, and helping them to pursue partnership and commercialization opportunities in new markets. We also offer programs to support specific entrepreneur groups, such as the Business Women in International Trade program.

Funding for exporters and innovators


Financial support to help your business develop and access new export opportunities.

Canadian International Innovation Program (CIIP)

Work with foreign partners to develop, adapt or validate technologies.

EUREKA international research and development network

Access industrial technology, expertise, funding and markets in Europe and beyond.

Global Opportunities for Associations (GOA)

Funding for Canadian industry associations to pursue international business-development activities.

Going Global-Innovation (GGI)

Commercialize new innovative technology with the help of partnerships in foreign markets.

Partner funding and financing

AAFC - AgriMarketing program

Funding for Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises in the agriculture sector to help implement international export plans.

BDC business loans

Expanding production, purchasing new equipment or accessing financing for a special project? BDC can help you move forward with the right business loan.

EDC solutions for Canadian companies

Export Development Canada (EDC) offers financing for your company's international transactions.

Innovation Canada

Tell us your story and find out what the Government of Canada can do for your business. Get a tailored list of grants, expert advice, connections and more.

Funding to help attract international investment

Invest Canada-Community Initiatives (ICCI)

Financial support for Canadian communities to attract, retain and expand foreign direct investment (FDI).

FDI funding programs and incentive measures

Explore some of Canada’s lucrative research and development programs, and other incentives.

Support for specific audiences and sectors

Accelerated Growth Service (AGS)

Get help to expand your growth-oriented Canadian business through access to key government support, such as financing and innovation, export and business advice.

Business Women in International Trade (BWIT)

BWIT supports Canadian women entrepreneurs in international trade by representing and advocating for their commercial and economic interests.

Canadian Technology Accelerators

Help for Canadian companies with an existing technology, product or service to explore opportunities in foreign markets.

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